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Sugar and Iron
Six years ago today, Garrett and I had our wedding on a rooftop near the Seattle waterfront. You wouldn't know by the photos that it was early November.


Marriage equality hadn't arrived in Washington by then, this was the day we became domestic partners and signed wills and power of attorney paperwork. And it was two years after we met, which was 11/9/2008. So, two years later to the day of the week, but not to the date. Nobody gets married on a Tuesday, though. November 7th is what we consider our anniversary, and we refer to the day we got legally married as the "upgrade." That was the first day it was available to us, 12/9/2012.

We exchanged our gifts last night. The traditional gifts are sugar and iron. I got him a big bag of different candies, and he got me a press to use for cooking. Totally perfect, since he's the one with the sweet tooth and I do most of the cooking. When he's done with work, we'll meet at Arnie's because they gave me a nice gift certificate when I took my old friend there last week. It's only good for a month, so we may as well use it for a nice dinner tonight.

It's been a pretty chill Monday otherwise. I went to Lowell for my walk for the first time in a while. The time change meant it was dark when I got there, but it didn't take long for that to change.


Really cool clouds toward the end of the trail.


There used to be a fence here and I'm curious why it's gone. Probably just to move some equipment.


I'm glad I walked a few steps past where it was because I found a dollar! I've never found a dollar while walking even though I've gone 4,000 miles or so.


Updated neighborhood photo. You'll see the streets here are now showing up in maps, in the route map below.


My other obligatory photo.


Nice to see there's still a lot of fall color here.


Up on the bridge on the way out of the park, another opportunity to compare the regular lens to the wide-angle one.


Today's awesome walk, 5.13 miles in 1:46, 11,456 steps
5.13 miles in 1:46, 11,456 steps

The new roads I mentioned are the two rectangles West of the 1-mile mark. The time change seems to have brought more people out. I saw two other people walking and a guy went by on a bike. I don't like to share, but at least they weren't around when it was still dark.

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Happy anniversary. It was one of the most special moments of my life, too.

Thank you! I'm so happy you could do that for us.

That's a gorgeous photo of you and Garrett. Happy anniversary!

Thank you! Some of my least favorite popped up on the anniversary so I decided to highlight my favorite. :D

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