First of all, a big CONGRATULATIONS to G for killing the David Goggins 4x4x8 challenge this past weekend. She finished last night around 8pm eastern time. I can’t wait to hear the full story in the form of a blog very soon.
While we wait to hear about all the gory details of her 48 hours, I wanted to share a funny story with you that has absolutely nothing to with anything except the upcoming one-year anniversary of our lockdown. So, a year ago when we all thought we were about to embark on a fun two-week vacation while we “flattened the curve” we snuggled in for a weekend of Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and anything else we could stream. One of the things that caught our attention was an episode of house hunters in Hawaii.
We chose the episode because the family of 7 was from Colorado Springs and they were looking to relocate. We jokingly wondered if we might know them. Moments into the episode I commented that the woman looked familiar. My hubby chimed in that he, too, felt like it was someone he knew. However, none of us recognized her name so we chalked it up to her perhaps being someone we have seen at school or something.
The more we watched though, the more we couldn’t shake the thought that we knew this woman. We didn’t recognize the children or the family which was weird, but there was something about the woman. Of course, we all know how these shows go and these people were looking for a home in Hawaii so that they could MOVE there. Obviously, if we had seen this woman at some point, she now lived in Hawaii so did it really matter?
Yes, it mattered greatly which is why we couldn’t stop throwing out ideas of how we might know this woman. Doctor’s office? Dentist? School? Work? Our youngest daughter was also home and she was willing to throw out ideas, but didn’t recognize the woman at all. In fact, she didn’t understand why we cared so much. It isn’t that we cared so much as it was driving us insane.
So, we did what anyone with working internet would do, we started stalking these people. We only had first names, the TV show, and where they were from, but in a matter of minutes we had their last name.
It meant nothing to us.
We continued watching the show only to discover that they were unable to find the home of their dreams and had decided to postpone their move to Hawaii. Our intrigue grew. After stalking this family and now being armed with their last name we found the husband on social media along with photos of the whole family. We also discovered that they were no longer married.
As soon as I announced that little tidbit my hubby piped up with a comment about feeling like he had a conversation with her about getting divorced.
Again, he had no idea who she was or where he knew her from, but he was sure he had a conversation with her. Now, I will admit that while I was slightly disturbed that my hubby was so convinced that he knew this pretty little blonde and the details of her marriage, I also know that he can make conversation with anyone. The likelihood was that she worked in an office and they had struck up conversation which is how he knew about her personal life.
We spent an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out who this woman was to no avail. In the end we circled back to our original thought which was that she reminded us of someone, but we did not actually know the pretty blonde or anyone in her family.
I won’t lie, we continued to think about this woman for a couple of days, but with no luck…until about midnight a few nights after we had watched the episode. Just on the verge of sleep, I sat straight up in bed and said, “are you awake? I know who the woman is.”
Wait for it…
The woman was our neighbor for an entire year and had just recently moved out. I know, it’s embarrassing, but in that moment it all came back to me. I had only ever had one conversation with our neighbor while she rented the house next door. Ironically, it was about her getting divorced and how she only planned to stay in this house for a year. She kept to herself mostly and other than that one conversation I never saw her closer than about 15 feet over the fence. My hubby also only had one conversation with her and it was also about her divorce as well.
Now, why didn’t we recognize her? Mostly because we had so little interaction with her I suppose, but also she looked different. When she was our neighbor she was exceedingly fit as are most people going through a bitter divorce. In the show, she had longer hair, bangs and didn’t quite have her divorce body going yet.
Needless to say, it took us awhile to get to sleep that night after our big discovery, but we did sleep like a couple of babies after we had finally figured out who the mystery woman was.
Sidenote, my hubby and I are available if you need eyewitnesses to anything. Nothing gets by us.
Sunshine & Sarcasm,
Lowi & G