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After I graduated from college in 2006, I went to live with Elliot in Montgomery, AL, where he was playing for the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays AA). We had been engaged a few months earlier, and were going to be married the following offseason. It was August, and I had just finished powering through a lot of summer school so I could finish up and not have to go back to class in the fall.
I arrived in Montgomery, and enjoyed some relaxation while Elliot’s
I didn’t think it would be that hard, since I had spent the entire summer without Elliot, and it wasn’t really hard in that respect. What was hard, though, was the fact that I had no
Elliot’s apartment didn’t have much to offer… there was no cable, and actually, there was no tv either. I’m serious, no tv. He didn’t have a laptop, so checking my
Elliot knew I was going crazy… I probably told him so several times, since I had nothing else to do but call my fiancé and let him know there was nothing to do. He finally asked some of his fellow teammates if I could go watch tv at their house, since they had decided to actually keep a tv in their apartment during the season (how people live without a tv is beyond me, because I grew up in front of the tv.. I’m not exactly a couch potato, but I often have the tv on just for background noise without even watching it). So, the very friendly apartment manager responds to the call from the teammates and brings me a key to their place to go watch tv.
I got into their place, I turned on the tv, and nothing was on… like none of the channels worked. Apparently, the cable for everyone had already been turned off since the Biscuits were in the playoffs and could be going home any day now. So, I stomped back to our apartment where I moped and eventually probably took my seventh nap of the day out of boredom. Elliot eventually returned back after what seemed like years, even though I'm sure it was only 48 hours. I can get a little dramatic when I'm bored to death.
These days, I’m afforded the luxury of a tv wherever we live- thank the Lord!! When we stay at our house, I even get to use a DVR, which pretty much makes my life amazing. Oh, and we all have smartphones these days, so I'm guessing not so many girls go through this anymore- consider yourselves lucky!!
I’ll never forget that trip, and I’ll never forget being the most bored I’ve ever been in my life.