So will have to say that the flight home was definitely a quiet one. Seeing all the reports over the weekend of the fires now ravaging Southern California just hits too close to home again. My heart and prayers go out to everyone involved. I do have a few friends out there but so far all are accounted for and safe.
Having lost 4 friends in the fires that ravaged Santa Rosa, CA in October, tomorrow will be the last of the services that I am attending. Although my friend was lost in the early hours of the fire and her remains were discovered in the rubble within the first 2 weeks following the fire, it wasn’t until Monday that her identity was confirmed as there was some forensic things that had to be done before a definite answer could be provided.
When it comes to Russ, there is nothing really conventional about our relationship. I have known him for just over 5 years, initially as a room-mate when I first started working in Phoenix. The commute from my moms home to the office was a bit long and I endured that crazy ass drive for about 8 months. Our room-mate status lasted about 2 years until I found a place of my own, but our friendship never waivered, in fact it grew stronger with time. We both had relationships with other people during this time, as things happen neither relationship worked out. The current arrangement we have started less than a year ago, after my breakup with Hotness. Relationship wise, we have a great friendship, arrangement wise, we become a significant other when needed, we have an understanding and respect for the other persons boundaries, there are no strings attached and neither of us put any type of demands on what to expect from the other.