Kissing a Killer Commute Goodbye

10 Jul

Last night the husband and I went to The Jefferson Hotel restaurant, Lemaire, to celebrate the end of his tour at this duty station.  More like, the end of his hellacious commute.  See up until yesterday the husband drove from Richmond, VA to Norfolk, VA and back every work day.  For the unfamiliar, that’s 1.5 to 2 hrs each way every day.  About 4 crazy hours on the road.

He hated it.  But he did it because I’m too awesome to stay away from for more than a workday.

Honestly, before this tour began [which was also before we got married] I told him that he did not need to do that.  I told him to geo-bachelor it, to come home only on the weekends.  He would hear nothing of it.  I told him he could re-negotiate at any point and time, but he never did.  He stuck it out all those days.  All of those brutal days.

So we celebrated with fried pickles, wine [me], whiskey [him] and a delicious burger.  The Lemaire bar at the beautiful Jefferson Hotel is the best.  It’s something we are really going to miss when we leave here.  Which the husband does on Thursday.  I leave on the following Thursday, but only temporarily.  We’ll see when I get to join him.

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