Romance at Home Depot
In January of 2008 we took a long weekend trip to Vegas. It was the first time either of us had ever been. We had a good time but Mr. Menace spent a lot of time in bed, so I actually did a lot of sight seeing on my own. I put in a lot of miles walking up and down the strip.
We didn’t know why he wasn’t feeling well at the time. He didn’t feel bad necessarily, but he just didn’t have much energy or enthusiasm.
We returned home and on February 12 he had his second heart attack. Luckily he was at the office and I called 911 and he got to the hospital quickly. His cardiologist put in another stent and told him that open heart surgery was surely in his future.
On April 8, I asked Dennis if I could borrow his truck because I wanted to go to Home Depot and get several bags of compost and manure, along with some tiling supplies for a bathroom makeover. He said the trucks tires were unreliable and he would just drive me.
We headed out to Home Depot and after we first loaded up a cart with plumbing supplies, we headed out towards the garden center for the compost and manure. Along the way, we walked past this gazebo. (Similar one HERE)
He asked me if I liked it, which rather annoyed me. I was in a hurry to get my stuff, get home and get to work and I did NOT need a tent! It would not even fit on my deck…. THEN, he pulled me over and told me to sit down under the gazebo which… really! WHY was he wasting my time????
I really can’t remember if I did any yard work that day (I think I did) but that evening we went out to celebrate our new engagement.
Here we are April 8, 2008 at The Bright Star, having a celebratory dinner. And FREE DESSERT compliments of the owner.
I asked him when he’d like to have the wedding and he said “a month ago.” So I jumped on the planning and we decided it would be easiest and cheapest to fly to the Bahamas and have the wedding and honeymoon there at the end of May.
On May 21, 2008, one week before our wedding trip, Dennis told me that our boss wanted some nice pictures of us to make an engagement /wedding announcement for us. It was to be a surprise so I couldn’t let on that he told me, but he couldn’t figure out how else to get any pictures.
So here we are posing for a wedding announcement per “request from our bosslady.” — at Temple of Sibyl.
It was a magical setting very near our bosslady’s house. And I fell for it hook, line, and sinker.
When in reality, it was all a lie.
Two diamond rings actually. He said he couldn’t make up his mind which one to use.