View on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania last February.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Canada.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Reuniting with Max in Germany on October 1st.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


I was looking through our pictures over the years, trying to figure out when the last time was that Ruth and I were apart for a full two weeks. Ruth will probably pipe in and answer that question real quick, and I can't recall offhand but I have a feeling it was quite a long time ago.

So this bachelorhood stuff gets old real quick. Ruth and I were married when we were 22 years old, and even after all these years and the last 3 1/2 of them living in some pretty tight quarters, not many hours have to go by before I miss her an awfully lot.

May 12, 1984

Mar 23, 1986. Seriously? With that beard  I deserved her??

Sept 22, 1990. Good, the beard is gone!

Partying in Antigua, Jan 20, 1993

Sure, there are some benefits to living alone. There is nobody to remind me that maybe I shouldn't have just one more beer. Not that I need reminding! The dirty dishes are allowed to sit in the sink until they really do need doing! The sight of them doesn't bother me.

Hmm. Running out of benefits. Can't recall any more! Can you guys think of any other benefits of being alone??

Halloween party, October 29, 1994

A few too many by the campfire, Sept 12, 2003

Dec 10, 2005

Dec 9, 2010

Anyhow, only a few more days to go. Ruth comes back on Thursday morning, and then we're going to head out pretty quick and take Sherman out to explore the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island! Really looking forward to that!


  1. Amazing how the time flies, and they say absence makes the heart grow founder right? When you are fulltime and in small quarters you really get to know each other and miss the interaction, Great that Ruth will be home soon!

  2. OK, what did you break? Just kidding, lol. I am missing you too. I think the last time we were apart from each other for 2 weeks was in 2003 when I was in England for 2 weeks and then you and Alex came for one more week.

    Won't be too much longer! Love you.

  3. Last December Jim had to fly back to MT for a doctor's appointment and left me and the girls in AZ. He was only gone five days and it seemed like an eternity. I love having him around 24/7. So glad Ruth will be back really soon.

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  5. nice trip down memory lane!..your wedding picture looks like ours..except we were married in 1981!...enjoy the time can watch what you want..and eat what you want...and no sharing the remote or the computer!!..

  6. Oh, I love all the photos. We were married that same year. I don't think we have ever been apart more than a week - usually work trips for John. I think he would say the thing he enjoys when I am not around is being able to read with no interruptions. :) Then he misses me when he has to figure out something to eat!

  7. Glad to see you guys will be together shortly, I usually take a couple 3 day trips to photograph & video trains each year and I spare Donna the boredom, she usually takes advantage of my absence to do girly things, but it is always great to be back home, you can only drink so much beer before even that gets old. Can't believe I said that.Be safe out there, Sam & Donna..

  8. sweet! The longest we've been apart is 7 days & then we are are calling and emailing several times per day. I know you will appreciate other even more come Thursday!

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  11. George and Suzie...Sometimes you need the time away to remind yourself why your got married in the first place.

    Jim and Sandie...Yep, we enjoy being together, two weeks is too long!

    Heavenly Savings...Thanks for following us.

    Sue and Doug....We don't have TV, so no fighting over what to watch or the remote and we each have our own computer. Any other reasons to enjoy being alone?

    Janie and John...Yep, reading without interruptions, that is a good one.

    Sam and Donna...A couple of days apart isn't bad but two weeks is too long!

    Contessa...We don't go a day without emailing or skyping each other as well.

    Lisa...Thanks for following along with us.

    Shanae....Thank you as well for following along.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey


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