Ten years ago, Mommy and Daddy had their first date at the Downtown Bar & Grill in Victoria. Mommy had recently bought a house, was teaching school and finishing her Master's degree. She was quite busy and perfectly content. Unbeknownest to either of them, Daddy had recently bought the house across the street from Mommy, was in his post-mid-life-crisis stage and busy with work. He was also perfectly content. A mutual friend insisted Daddy call Mommy. Daddy tried and tried to reach her, all the while not realizing he was calling just across the street. Somewhere along the way, he discovered she was a neighbor, finally reached her and convinced her to go on a date with him the following evening. It ended up not being a complete "blind" date because they ran into each other that following morning, while she was taking out the trash and he was coming back from a run. That evening the date lasted a few hours, with no lags in the conversation, the Astros playing on the television...simply a delightful time. Now, I would say that "the rest is history", but Mommy fought Daddy's pursuit for a while...well, there was a bit of an age difference to consider. Once Mommy got past that, then the "rest is history" part happened. For those of you who may not know, I am named Victoria because that is where Mommy and Daddy met and got married...perfectly fitting.