Thursday, October 10, 2013

By the numbers

Today is our 10th wedding anniversary. I thought it might be interesting to see the time we’ve spent unemployed or on short term disability expressed as a percentage of our total amount of time married.

We’ve been married 520 weeks now, so I totaled up the amount of weeks for the various categories and then figured out what percentage of 520 they each were. Obviously the percentages add up to more than 100%.

No matter how much of our time together was spent on some not fun stuff, I’m just amazed and happy that it sort of doesn’t matter. Yes, those bad times happened and yes, they were fairly wretched – especially the ones I didn’t put in there like number of times we flooded or the number of dry wall holes we had or things like that. Those don’t bear thinking of, not today.

So here’s to us. Here’s to the best 10 years of my life and here’s hoping we grow really old together before it’s all over.

It's really weird that we've lived the longest in Boston.

6 comments:

Jeanne said...

Another chart could show the high points. You know, like dinner on the road outside of Mansfield or, I don't know, the time y'all held your first grandchild.

Magpie said...

happy anniversary!

Joybells said...

Happy anniversary! You are as resilient as you are adorable. xoxo

kittiesx3 said...

I was just amazed at how much time had been spent unemployed etc and how it really didn't matter. Well OK it mattered in the sense that bills were tough to pay but it didn't harm us.

spynotes said...

Happy Anniversary! That's a very nice thing to realize and I find it reassuring!

peachykeen said...

Really impressive and really interesting! Shows how strong your relationship is and the capacity you have (individually & as a couple) to weather whatever life tosses you! Happy Anniversary!! Enjoy celebrating!