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5 years, already?

This weekend Ruth and I will be celebrating 5 years of marriage. This is pretty cool because seven years ago I figured I would be single the rest of my life.

A brief re-cap of the story:

Ruth and I met at Bouchercon 1999 in Milwaukee. I’d been sober four years and was at a pretty good place for the first time in a long time in my life. Ruth was also at a point in her life when she was getting over something and starting to really starting to enjoy life again. Neither of us were on the prowl or looking for that special someone. But we met, and in the next few months started dating. We got married exactly a year after we met.

I can’t picture my life with out Ruth in at this point. Almost everything I do she’s involved in some way. It’s been 5 years of pure joy. It doesn’t hurt that she is even more of a mystery fan than I am, and we have vary similar tastes in music and movies. Without her I don’t think Crimespree would exist, I probably would never have done Interrogations and statred a second book. And I’m sure I would spend more time at home watching tv instead of going out and doing really great things.

At times it feels like we’ve known each other forever, and other times it’s like we’ve just met and are still grinning at each other like goofs.

Time really does fly when you are having fun.