At the time of this photo, Dan and I had come to an agreement. We had been together for nearly two years, living together in NYC. I was visiting Toronto with him for the first time to see where he grew up. Just before the photo was taken, we talked about how his visa wasn't going to last forever, and that we very much wanted to stay together in the US. We wanted to stay together forever really; the only thing preventing us from getting married sooner than later was finances- we couldn't afford a wedding, much less a honeymoon- but we decided to go for it anyway. And so, that night around Christmastime in front of the fireplace, after splitting a bottle of Cabernet, we decided it was him and me for good, and then it was settled. We were officially engaged a few months later. We have quite a journey ahead of us, including an obligatory nerve wracking interview with INS and loads of paperwork to prove we're the real deal, but it's worth a lifetime of happiness. All we must do just for the privilege of staying together in the same country reminds us just how much we mean to each other!
Facebook is definitely a connector, and that's how we met! I stumbled on Dan when searching for an old pal, and found this Canadian jazz musician living in New York so interesting I had to at least make a new friend in him. After some communication, Dan came to a bar where I was guest bartending. He is a far better mixologist than I am, and sat at the bar the whole time to help me with the drink recipes. The kind gesture had me intrigued. We made a date that night, and the kiss by the river at the end of that date had me smitten.
"Treehouse overlooking SF bay". Wow! Really? I had a treehouse growing up, and actually, my dad just built one for himself! I love the idea of being nestled up in the trees, and we've been saying how we've always wanted to check out San Francisco. This sounds like a fantastic place to stay while there.
We have an outdoor space and, living in Brooklyn, are very fortunate to have that. And we use it creatively. We've staged musical and theatrical performances on the elevated deck, and created a mini-mini-golf course in the yard!
The true king of our castle is our cat, Chester. We just adore him. That's why we made him his very own catwalk to hang out on in the living room.
We have a vibraphone in our home- that's the instrument Dan plays. It's like a xylophone but made of metal instead of wood. How many people have that in their home? If that's not unique, I don't know what is.
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