Interpersonal Communication 4
In the spring of 2008, Mike and I signed a lease to live in our first apartment as a couple. At this point we had been together for over two years and we were excited to have an area of our own. That summer, time flew by and before we knew it we were packing our belongings and making the trek back to school.
The fall semester began and weeks passed. Around the beginning of September, Mike was asked to work every other weekend back in Carmel, their hometown. At Home Health Equipment, AHHE, was a company that Mike had been employed at during the summer of 2006 and 2007. They requested his help in order to allow their other employees to have a day off and to decrease the overtime the company was paying. In addition to being paid an hourly wage, Mike was given a raise and he would also be paid to make the commute back and forth to Carmel.
This job would offer more flexible spending and a more comfortable lifestyle.
The only concern was that I would be left in Muncie Thursday through Sunday. This was not a large problem. However, I would be more confined than normal; Mike would have the car, thus leaving me without transportation. While brainstorming a way to make things less lonely, purchasing a kitten came into question. Our landlord did not allow pets and we were not positive a kitten would be welcome in either of their homes.
This had not been the first time Mike and I talked about having a pet. Both of our families have pets back home and we enjoyed the company of our four legged siblings. Also, we each had entertained the idea of a pet to call...