and I have known Joe since 1991. He delivered pizzas with us at Pizza
Hut Delivery in Vegas. We invited him to my 21st birthday party and he
and Sean talked all night.
In 1994 Sean and I planned to move to London, Ont. We also decided to
take Joe with us.
Just before I graduated the boys went ahead without me. Sean, Joe, my
cats, and all my stuff drove away. It was a difficult semester.
He continued to live with us after I got to London, and we headed down
to Indiana (about 5 hours south) to see my family almost every other weekend.
The end of that summer, he decided to move down to Indiana and stay with
my Grandparents and get a factory job (he was illegal in Canada, and not
He got glasses that year; and his GED.
In 1995 we were reunited, so to speak - Sean and I also gave up on London
and moved down to Indiana. We didn't live together anymore but we were
together when we could be. As soon as we got there we started working
on "where to go next."
Sean and I narrowed down many choices to Seattle, so we could be closer
to the Londoners who recently moved to Vancouver, and I would be happy
with the music and the weather.
Later that week, Joe informed me that he knew where he wanted to move
I love when life does that.
The three of us moved to Seattle in 1996 - none of us had ever been here.
Since then Joe's been married and divorced, joined the Coast Guard, been
to Antarctica, and reunited with his girlfriend Jean, who he dated his
sophomore year in high school in Juneau, Alaska.
Joe got assigned a new job in Sacramento, so he'll be leaving us this
summer. Jean will join him and they will start their new life together.
He is currently on yet another Coast Guard trip around the world, returning
And I'm still trying to adjust to Joe not being around.
*UPDATE: Joe and Jean are now in Sacramento and their
wedding was August
*UPDATE: Jean's pregnant! Due June 14, 2005.