Ok, I am going to come clean here. I met my husband online. Many years ago when it wasn’t quite the norm. My Mom thought for sure that I was going to meet a serial killer the first time I went out to San Diego. See, I wouldn’t let him come to Hicktown. Small town, everyone knows your name and your business…can you just imagine what it would have been like? Mom really would have croaked if she had know his online screen name. It was PsychoKiller. Yes, seriously. He was/is a big gamer and that was his gaming name.
I went out to San Diego all on my own. It was kinda scary, but I knew it was what I needed to do…I knew it was right. But, a little ol’ country girl in a big city…well, the two don’t mix all that well. First off, there were some crazy people, no sweet tea to be found and everything to eat looked like chic food. No disrespect meant toward chic food, it just isn’t the norm around these parts. And the driving. Oh my word. I only thought that Atlanta was bad. When Bric put me behind the wheel and made me drive on the Interstate insanity and panic set in and it was a thousand wonders we didn’t need a San Diego auto repair to come to the rescue.
Thank goodness it was a smaller car and not some Ford F-150 that most guys drive out here in the country because there is no way in heck I could have maneuvered through that traffic in anything different. I have never had a panic attack, but that day I seriously came close. Then as I am cussin Bric like there is no tomorrow for making me drive…the check engine light comes on and I really freak out. How in the heck do these people live with that kind of stress everyday? I seriously could not live there. We go to visit Bric’s family occasionally, but that is more than enough for me. Before we married and he moved out to the mountains of Georgia he tried to convince me to move there…that was the deal breaker for me. It was either you move here or we are over, I wouldn’t survive a year.
After the crazy man on the street tried to accost me and Bric had to step in to save my life because I just knew the crazy man was gonna get me, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that my place was where everyone knows your name and your business. I knew that my place was where I can drive down a 2-lane road to get to the auto shop and the police department and anywhere else I want to go for that matter.