It was a good 67 days give or take a few.
Thursday, June 26th Tom had a Dr appt and came by the office to discuss a new camera with me. He was all excited about getting a "good deal". The "good deal" turned out to be that my Mom was offering to pay for 1/2 of a new camera.
So we looked over a few and I selected some to compare later.
Once he got home and delivered Miss T's lunch to her (she was with Roomie) he took off for some lunch of his own.
And had a glass of wine with the best friend's wife which lead to a stop at the liquor store for a couple of mini bottles.
I called him in the middle of the afternoon and noticed a "change" in his voice.....light and excited. I asked if there was anything he'd like to "confess" or "tell me" and of course the answer was NO.
We discussed money a bit because there was an issue in the bank account and he says "by the way, you'll be getting a delivery of flowers this afternoon for our Anniversary".
I said thank you, then without much thought said, "Why today? Esp since we're leaving on Fri and not coming back till late Sunday? Why not wait till Monday?"
Seemed logical to me. But he said Monday would have been one day too late and he'd be in the dog house. So he figured this was a good thing. It was.
Then I called him back about 5 after I left work. He asked if I received a delivery and I said "yes, thank you that was sweet" and he said "good I'm glad I did something nice" for a change in the same old light, funny voice and I just let him talk. Finally I asked again and he admitted to "a glass of wine".
Once I got home he became obnoxious.
Told me I was ungrateful -- (because I made the comment about getting the flowers when we were going out of town).
Asked me "where would you be without me?" (yes, I'm rolling my eyes)
Then he started in on HIS money (which he said he would never do again) and words began to exchange. He went back in the bedroom to lay down.
He really hurt my feelings.
And then low and behold my home filled up -- with people. Miss T's friend and her mom showed up, so the girls got in the pool; the Mom and I sat on the deck. She knew I was ill. Tom came outside, roomie came outside, roomie's new beau showed up. Then my Mom, StepDad and Nanny.
Did someone call the army too?
Funny how several people could "smell" the situation.
Interesting that it didn't take long for them to leave either. Except Roomie's new beau. We all got in the pool and left grumpy frumpy to his misery. I believe I could have slept in that pool all night.
The one good thing about this (and only one)??
The roomie's new beau is a recovering alky and said that seeing Tom this way just emphasized why he became and will remain sober.
So SALUTE TO TOM for keeping one man on the straight path.