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maple syrup? sorghum? corn syrup? nah, just plain sap

know I said I was going to write about New Orleans today, but I changed my mind. I have something else I've been wanting to write about for a while. Last night, while driving back to Hattiesburg from New Orleans, I called to speak with the landlord of the duplex welfy and I have had our hearts set on in Frankfort. He assured me that we could move in definitely on June 1st. Of course, we had been shooting for the beginning of May and Welf has already made the 28th of April her last day of work. There's the saying about when life gives you lemons.... So Welf is going to come ride in the truck with me for the month of May.

But that's not why I'm writing this entry.

I want to say how thrilled I am that Welf is moving to Kentucky. I also want to say how much I appreciate that she's uprooting her life and all she's ever known to come be with me. If it weren't for the circumstances of my children, I would gladly pickup the burden of a move to be closer, if nothing else because I know how hard this is for her. But I know it wouldn't solve anything as I would still be splitting my precious time between somewhere else and central Kentucky. All I can do is try to make the move as easy an experience for her as I possibly can. In the past year she has become my best friend, my confidant, my lover. For me, this move means a chance to build on what we have, to make it grow; to see where the journey takes us and hopefully enrich both of our lives even more. We'll not only be friends and lovers, but partners in a life together. Even now, as I sit here reflecting on my feelings, I have this little knot that builds in my stomach when I think of how I feel about her.

A love knot.

Growing up in rural Kentucky, we relied heavily on wood-fueled heat. Every autumn, my brothers and I would head into the forests with my dad to cut and split wood for burning. Knots in wood are the bane of any would-be tree cutter; they dull saws and defy axes. They are virtually impenetrable and can only be cut around, but not cut out. In lumber, knots are what give furnishings character and distinction. This is how I feel about my knot. It has become inseparable from me and defines me.

I love you Erin. Daily I find myself dumbfounded with the immeasurable happiness you bring me. I'm the luckiest guy in the world and only getting luckier.


You guys are so dern cute! I'm so happy for you two!

hanks! Our cuteness will go a long way in our bid to be a LiveJournal POWER COUPLE.

You made my heart melt - Good wishes to both of you for a wonderful future together......

hank you, ma'am. A little club soda will get that heart goo right out.

Awww...you got through to my jaded and cynical little heart with that one. Best of luck to you! Now I'm going to have to watch a sappy movie tonight instead of 24. :)

elf got through to my jaded and cynical little heart somehow, too.

It's always inspiring to find someone that you'll either uproot yourself totally or be uprooted gladly for, no matter how wide your eyes are open it always seems to blindside you as well.

I'm glad the duplex worked out for you all, I know it'll only turn out for the best...

BTW I just threw up in my mouth a little ;P

here was an urge to throw up a little bit in my mouth, too, but my heart was in my throat and got in the way.

I was making an attempt to formulate a reply to this, usually something smart-ass, but I mysteriously got something in my eye. I can better respond to you the next time I see you. :^)

The feelings are mutual, Lin.

ooo I like that sound of that.

I know the feelings are mutual. You wouldn't still be putting up with my dork-ass if they weren't.

I could never write something like this.

I suspect I'm far too shallow and bitter.

You're both marvelous people and I'm so glad we're digitally acquainted.

(Do you and sweet, sweet mengus have the same name or something?)

oming from you, Sir Ef, that is a much appreciated compliment as I have a considerable crush on your journal.

Welf informs me that mengus and I do share a name, although I'm not sure if she means "dork" or "retard".

That was beautifully written. I'm going to have to work "love knot" into one of my next conversations.

he loves me... she loves me knot.

Geez, I used to be quite the sapsmith, but I don't think I could ever have compared my betta'haf to furniture and gotten away with it. Kudos to you! I'm glad I'll be able to share in your adventures in some small way come June.

urniture's nothing. If I can manage to pull off what The Bard got away with in Sonnet 130 then you can give me my props.

I look forward to being neighbors. :)


I've been dating joeyhemlock for a bit now, and since I want to be a truck driver when I grow up, he pointed me to your journal. I've been meaning to comment and add you for a bit now, because I check out all your pictures and blah blah blah...

But Awwwwwww.....That's the sweetest post EVAH.

Anyways. If you don't mind, I'm gonna add you so you'll be on my FriendsList. And if you ever see a MINI Cooper decorated with a beta fish driving along the highway, honk hello, okay? Lots of truckers do, for some reason. Especially when I've got the Big Yellow Dog with me.

i like the way she walks

he infamous Susie Q! Honored and obliged to make your acquaintance and I most certainly have added you back.

Now let's see them legs.

Yes, I can be that simple minded most of the time.

Yeah, I absolutely stole your icon.

Hmm, I always thought a 'love knot' was ... something ... slightly different.

Anyhow, congrats to you both on the duplex.

And we're trying to find our tripod for a legs pic. You know how I'm a whore with showing off that tat...

hanks! Oh yeah, I know you like showing off that tat. I look forward to the picture.

I'm really, really happy for you both. When two people find each other, and realise they were meant to be, well, it's just a wonderful thing.

Thanks for letting us share in your joy.

t is a wonderful thing. I'm not as comfortable getting all personal and sappy in my journal as Welf is, but sometimes it just seeps out.

That was so sweet- I am sitting here at work and now my eyeliner is running- that honestly brought tears to my eyes-- I am just so happy for you guys!

hanks! I didn't mean to make you cry at work though. Hopefully it didn't draw too much attention to the fact that you were playing on the internet at work. :)


now i want to go home and hug my family

Awwww. This entry was very romantic.

I know when you guys embarked on this journey it was a whirlwind of passion and uncertainty. That's always fun, but it's also nice to settle down too, and start a life together. Congratulations.

eah, you were privvy to a lot of the uncertainty and hand-wringing from the get-go, probably more than you cared to hear about, and that was greatly appreciated. But I'm glad things have worked out so wonderfully. I never would've imagined a year ago that I'd be where I am today with this. Things like this usually are never expected, though. They just kinda come out of nowhere and sneak up on you.

aww that's a great entry :)