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  • 07/30/2002
  • WildlandFire.com Team
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tazlina girl,

glad you finally got to talk to your SO. my hub and i have had a long distance relationship for just about the entire 2 1/2 years we’ve been together. first nine months we spent 2000 miles apart. then i decided to move to where he was (with a promise that we’re going out west as soon as he’s done with school). two weeks after i got here, he was called into active duty with the military and we continued to be, well, maybe not as long distance as before, but still, i got a really good job so i stayed, and he went to live on base 350 miles away with the hopes that he’d get out in a couple of months. well, turned into 1 1/2 years, he came home, we got married in may, and immediately following our honeymoon, we drove out west to where he’s based out of for the fire season and i flew home (3000 miles away). after 4 weeks, i had to see him, so i took my chances that he’d be off a fire, and flew out to surprise him for two days and then flew back out in july and spent a day with him and now he is finally coming home in 1 1/2 weeks until next summer’s fire season. i wonder what it’s going to be like having him around all the time! i would rather have short spurts with my man than every day with anyone else!!! i never wanted what people call a ‘normal’ life anyway. just need to find my own adventurous job instead of being stuck behind a desk. maybe i’ll join him next season. i’ve already practiced the pack test and passed the first time. i just love the smell of fire…mmmm…i do know that he wants to be a smokejumper, so it’s all going to last quite a while………cheers to the hopes that your relationship will, too…


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