This week was no exception!
Pete, someone who has sporadically commented on my articles from the very first one said:
I was married once for 18 yrs got divorced once I retired been single ever since hate the single part as I age and wish my dogs knew how to drive. Maybe finding someone with a good head on his shoulders might work being u are a coastie he needs to have a brain try home depot At least he could unclog your drains.
Krista, a new commenter backed him up with:
It’s funny though Maureen. I met my husband the first weekend I moved to CT- July 2000, he was the bartender. Later he took a teaching job at the school where I first taught when I moved here. We only spoke if it was for a professional reason. Fours years after that first meeting we had a first date and the rest is marriage and two children. Sometimes you have to be ready. I don’t think either of us was truly ready to settle down those fours years we never even really spoke to each other. Once we were ready, he asked me out, and I had always thought he was good looking. But you are right in the dating scene is rough. I hated it. I like you, did the bar thing, went on those quick date nights and tried to meet people through friends. But Pete might be on to something! At the home depot, you find an awesome kind of guy (mine is teacher turned carpenter)- and those guys often stop at Dunkin Donuts in the morning for their coffee rather then Starbucks if you need a second place to start. And while it is true that they might be able to clear the drain, there might be something to knowing that you have a guy who isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty!
And I decided Pete and Krista just might be onto something….
It’s time to plan a Handy-Man-Hunt!
Now, I’ve wondered aimlessly around the East Haven Home Depot before and I’ve only ever come home with the wrong gauge whatchamacallit and mismatched doohickeys – maybe a few nails or a paint brush. As I’ve said before, hardware is not my thing (and I promise to get my daughters little pink tool sets!!!) But now, the mission is changing – I need to wander Home Depot and come back with more than just a few nuts in my pocket. ha ha I crack myself up.
So, I’m asking for help!!! Please, friends, readers, strangers – lend me your two cents!!! How shall I plan out my Handy-Man-Hunt?
Should I have a full day planned?
Maybe a Sunday from Dunkin Donuts to Home Depot to a Sports Bar for the Game?
Maybe a full day at Home Depot?
Or just sitting outside Home Depot looking like my Jeep really really needs an oil change?
Or maybe I should swing by Jiffy Lube too…
All I know is I need to make the move and move fast – I only have a few short months to find love in Connecticut so I can go through another tragic breakup and return to Colorado with a proper broken heart. My Patch Column is going to need an epic last article and let’s face it, in the game of love, no one remembers the happy endings….
SOMEONE, PLEASE HELP!!!!
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