7 Years In Ldm And Going Strong.


I will make this short as I have been spending way too long on the computer reading your stories! In point form, my life at the moment.

LDM for the past 7 years
Married 21 years
Two kids that I raised practically alone. They are now 19 and 16. One in University.
Husband comes home every 10 weeks or so for two weeks at a time.
Last two years I've been in a Social Service Worker program. (homework really passes the time!)
Live on a small hobby farm with 4 horses and 3 dogs, 1 sheep and 2 cats!
Bi-lingual thanks to marriage (french)

Great to find this site as at times I need some moral support!  Nice to meet you!
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4 Responses Jan 22, 2011

Wow, you are very cheerful and positive in your post.

We have Quarter horses, one paint gelding, and three gorgeous Missouri Foxtrotters. I did compete on the Quarter horses. I enjoy both for different reasons. This area of the country is beautiful, but the culture shock moving down here nearly drove me up the wall. Some of the backwoodsy, hillybilly thing is kind of charming, some of it just plain scarry....(ie: Winter's Bone- the movie)... Tommorow I have a job interview with a company I interviewed with six months back- they got what they paid for. I hope I have a good shot.... later.

Hi! Yes, I'm in southwest Missouri (near Branson- Table Rock Lake). It is cold here, but stick it out until about March 15fh and it is nice down here. I used to compete with horses, but now I enjoy trailriding and camp (not too rough, I have a nice LQ with a bed/bath/fridge) and the gorgeous scenery here in the Ozarks and in nearby Arkansas at the Buffalo River National Park. I envy you going back to school. I probably should've after my husband's accident....

WOWWEE!!! virtualmarriage! you have it MADE... I also live on a farm with horses, dogs, a cat... but I only wish my husband was "virtual" and had a regular job to help support this menagerie. I do realize that it could be lonely in your world. I spent 36 years of my life single with dogs, cats, horses... Somehow, I kept pretty busy and entertained with a small farm and my job and friends. Think of things that you can do to keep up or improve your place. The past two winters have made our place gorgeous by remodeling three baths with tumbled marble tile and vessel sinks...etc. We also put a fresh coat of paint on the interior (the house is 10 ys old), changed most of the lighting, and added solid surface countertops and tile backsplash in the kitchen... Yes, it costs a fortune, but savings is not earning anything. Do you ride your horses? that is my source of sanity that keeps me from absolutely going postal.