Just in case you were wondering how I really feel about it, I'll tell you. Long distance relationships really suck.
I'm seeing a really great guy who lives about 8 hours away. Not only that, he doesn't own a car, which is great - he lives in a major city with good transportation and doesn't need one...but it means that he would have to rent a car to come visit me. And in the place where he lives, there are several types of licenses, and the kind he has is the basic kind. The kind he would need in order to rent a car is the next step up.
To put another wrinkle in things, I still share an apartment with my soon-to-be-ex-husband, until we manage to sell the building the apartment is in, at which time we will finalize the divorce which has been dragging on so he can stay on my health insurance and move on with our lives. Things are fairly amicable, but none of us would be particularly comfortable with me having my boyfriend over - not the ex, not me, and definitely not the boyfriend.
So the ex is out of town for most of this week, and the boyfriend was looking to fly down and spend some time with me...it's only a 7 hour drive, but it would cost $1300 for him to fly here, and take about 18-23 hours by bus or train. These are silly options.
But...it looks like, maybe, for about the same price as him coming here...if I can switch people at work...we could both fly to Florida for a couple days and spend the weekend together. It would cost around the same as him coming here, and we'd be together AND warm. And I'll get to fly, which means plenty of knitting time.
Here's hoping everything comes together in the next 12 hours!
So with ya there. My guy works crappy hours when he's in town, and he's been away for 2 weeks already for an as-yet-undetermined amount of time. We've seen each other twice in about 2 months. Big fan of the text-message!
long distance relationships do have their disadvantages.
Although, just a little vent - I miss how the anticraft blog used to be. There used to be actual anti*craft related blog threads - shouldn't posts like this be better posted on a personal blog? This has little if anything to do with the whole anticraft theme of this site.