Sunday, August 12, 2007

Anything New On Home Front?

I've gotten one blog comment and a private e-mail asking me about what things are like at home.

Not much has changed, but things are functioning for the most part.

I've been sleeping on the couch for about three weeks now. I am pretty durable, so that's not much of a big deal.

My wife has been aflutter with preschool co-op duties. She had her first monthly board meeting for the regular year last Monday, and she and some of the other board members went out for drinks.

There doesn't seem to be as much of an icy tension between us. Maybe that's because neither of us is watching the other for some sign of disclosure.

On Sunday of last week, we had to make a trip to The Small Town for a cookout given by my dad and stepmom for stepmom's younger son, who was in town from the Pacific Northwest. It was a bit awkward going down there as a family, but once the kids were in the pool, things were okay. None of our family members know of the plans to separate.

At our joint session on Monday last week, we were asked where each of us thought things stood. I said 65/35 in favor of divorce. She said 50/50. We will have another joint session two weeks after this past one, and on that agenda is how we start making plans to go our separate ways.

We did manage to take the kids to the Island of the Buckeyeffel Tower on Tuesday. I took off half a day from work and we headed over there to take advantage of the reduced admission prices after 5 p.m. That left us with five good hours, which is about as much fun as a four-year-old and two-year-old can handle in one setting. Tuesday meant low crowds. The later hours meant that the heat wasn't as oppressive. We stayed mostly in the kiddie part, which has changed quite a bit from when I was a young'un. The kids loved it.

I suspect that things will become more tense once the job issue is resolved because that will start the process of me moving out.
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