Friday, September 2, 2011

About Living with the Captain

Some of you have commented or asked if I am living with the Captain.

Well yes, yes I am.  And No, no I'm not. 

What?

The Captain has kept a place of his own, but really, we are living together.  We didn't plan it that way, but it just sort of happened when plans started changing and lives started changing and houses sold but then they didn't and buying became renting.  His "place" is his boat - which he has lived on in the past and loves to do, but I am not ready to live on a boat.  He lives on it now and then and figures when my kids come home, he may disappear for a couple days.  Or maybe not.  But he has that option, because he is amazingly thoughtful and careful in his life.

Living with the Captain is an amazing experience.  Last weekend, I chased the Hurricane to Charleston to visit Daughter at school and trade cars with her.  While we were going to the beach and shopping and eating out and dancing and generally enjoying ourselves, the Captain did the following, (without being asked):
  • Installed a shelf in the guest bath
  • Installed a new curtain rod in the guest bath
  • Installed a dimmer switch in our bathroom
  • Fixed the hinges on the fence so that Queen Bee can't let herself out
  • installed my stereo system and surround sound speakers
  • built stands for the 4 Surround Sound Speakers
  • Unpacked all the TV/Stereo stuff, got the whole internet/tv/netflix thing working and put all the boxes away so that the living/family room almost looks like a room and not a college dorm
  • installed under the counter lights in the kitchen near the stove and cooking areas
  • Fixed the wi-fi in the house
  • Did laundry
  • went shopping
  • Did a dozen other things I have forgotten at the moment.
The Captain is thoughtful, caring and utterly amazing.

And when I called him on my way home to inform him that I had been "delayed"?  He worried about the car - I said, "No, um, I hit a little traffic.  Then I stopped to get gas....across the street from the outlets and I had to go buy shoes and clothes and a new Kate Spade purse...."  He laughed and said, "I can't wait to see everything."  And he meant it.  When I got home and showed him my new Cole Haan shoes that I practically stole from the outlet?  ($1000 of shoes for $200?  Yes I did!!), his response was, "Those are beautiful!  Try them on for me!"  Not kidding.

Yes, I love living with the Captain. 

And no, I don't have pictures of the shoes.  Yet.

11 comments:

ChiTown Girl said...

This post had me smiling so hard, my cheeks hurt!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I married a man like that and it is wonderful. Maybe not the shopping part, but the rest!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Oh . . . I've met several people lately who are older and divorced and do the keep two separate residences, but spend tons of time together thing. They swear by it.

Word verification: Trophy Hmmm!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

"I had to go buy shoes and clothes and a new Kate Spade purse"

You had to. Because you survived the hurricane and everything. Obv.

I'm so glad you are in paradise.

XO

Gigi said...

He sounds wonderful and I'm so happy for you....but DAMMIT woman! Where are the pictures of the shoes!!!! ;-)

Katy said...

OMG so awesome!! WTG Captain. You've got yourself a keeper for sure. :)

Hula Girl at Heart said...

A good man is hard to find. Sounds like you have one. Enjoy!!

Psst..I have a good one, too. I thank my lucky stars for him every day. The man will literally help me find clothes to try on and never complain about it.

Mrs. Tuna said...

A good man is hard to find. I lucked out with mine, we've been married almost 30 years. Of course I married him when I was 7.

Cristy said...

How wonderful!

Ramona Norwood said...

Love it!

Persnickety Ticker said...

And that post right there? Made my whole week! I am SO glad that you are SO HAPPY! It gives my heart a warm and fuzzy feeling!