A week after Mark told me that he had been relocated to Ottawa we planned to go house hunting. I was still super emotional about the whole thing. On the one hand the thought of looking for a place was upsetting. It made real the fact that I was going to be moving away. I would be in a city where I didn’t know the street names, the transit system and where my friends weren’t just around the corner. On the other hand, I was excited at the prospects of house hunting and of finding our “first home” together and being able to pick the place that we wanted. I was excited to have someone there when I got home from a long day, someone to watch TV with at night and someone to wake up beside. Having lived alone for the past year and a half, I was ready to have some company.