5 years ago I was a junior in high school in New Jersey, 17, driving my 84 Camaro Z28, hitting the billiard hall 2-3x a week, and working at ShopRite (grocery store). I had some type of pseudo-relationship, I guess you could call it. I lost my 10 year old cat, Battery, to a malignant nasal tumor (7/1/03)
. Adopted Chassis. (2003)
4 years ago, I moved to North Carolina for my senior year of HS, because my parents wanted to leave Jersey. I hated it. I missed my friends, all the familiarity, my family, my job, etc. We lost Battery's brother, Mag, at 11 years old due to kidney failure two weeks after we moved
. We adopted Caliper
the day before Mag left us (7/18/04). I began talking to Rob that November. (2004)
A little less than 4 years ago (early 2005), Rob and I met in person and began dating. I graduated high school, and moved to South Carolina that summer. I applied for a lot of jobs. I "adopted" Tigger into my heart, Rob's 14 year old cat.
In 2006 I got a job doing medical billing for radiology the day after our 1 year anniversary together. Six months later, I landed my job at the environmental laboratory I work at now. Worked with Rob for 6 months into 2007. Turned my car into a project car this year as well. Still a project now!
In February 2007 Rob proposed to me on the beach on our 2 year anniversary. I got a different, better position at the lab, along with 4 raises that year. Planned our wedding. Lost Tigger that September 11, as well as my grandpa on September 27
Adopted Katina and Monte
September 23. We bought a 92 Integra LS too, and daily drive that now.
In 2008 we got married
Started the process on having a house built. Lost Monte in June
I went to Maine for the first time in August. Adopted Nero August 18. More house aggravation, and finally, TODAY, the house is here!!!! We also have 6 cars now, oy! Only 3 run, 1 sits, 1 is driven daily, and the other one my brother drives. The other 3 are works in progress.
That's a lot of stuff that has changed in the last 5 years, wow.