Although we moved on to different companies, we started commuting together several years ago when I got a job in Lancaster County (we live in York County). [I assume you don’t need a refresher in PA geography?] It’s 30–40 minutes together to talk, catch up on the day, and just be together.
We’re Deb&Jack at church and family events, so we still work as a team, and yes, that is a wonderful feeling. All that is on hold right now while Deb takes care of her mom; Deb has not actually slept at our house since December, and that was just one night.
[BTW, Jennifer, just wanted to mention that I’m not ignoring your China series, I’m just waiting for you to get the whole thing posted first. Same rationale as downloading an entire season of a show from iTunes; I like cliff hangers, but I want to start the next episode right away! And your series A Love Story, of sorts — A Serial Memoir is almost too nerve-wracking to digest in chunks! (Yes, I know what “serial” means, so it’s not like I didn’t know what I was getting into, but you know how it is — you download the pilot to see if you’re interested, you get the next couple episodes because you want to see how the initial subplot works out, next thing you know it’s after midnight and the next episode won’t post until next Tuesday!) I did read the part 1 of The Price of Tea, and I am reminded of the year I was posted to Seoul. Anyway, that’s why I haven’t read your China saga yet. But I will.]