Joy M's been around since history began, or first moved to Albuquerque since May, 2006. When she moved there from Florida, we were roommates until we found that we really weren't that compatible as a couple. We ended up moving to another apartment complex with 2 cater-corner units open in a quadruplex. That worked out well and we remained fast friends.
On my move to Indiana in 2014, she came along with me (along with Ed "Josh" V.) and we now share a house. We have learned to keep that relationship in the past. I have a bedroom at the front of the house and she has the converted back porch which is now a bedroom as far away from the front door as possible (she does have the back door). With Joy's help, we got a rather large garage built and have gotten nearly all the upgrades we'd planned to do with it as of March, 2023. Possible concrete coating, maybe a natural gas line run for an appropriate space heater. It's not a prority right now.
Now, onto the photos. Against her wishes (I'm sure), I'm going to include a few more recent that I really like, but not just yet. She's in the process of doing some personal updates we'll just wait until they're done. :-)
Joy is sitting in my 2003 Dodge Neon (the only car I've ever purchased new as we searched for Art Bell's (RIP Mr. Bell) in Parumph, Nevada.
A huge snowstorm in December, 2006 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. And yes, I did get hit with that snowball. But I got her back right after that!
Here, Joy is in Pocahontas, Arkansas admiring the sign of the hospital of her birth many, many moons ago.
How long ago, I'm not at liberty to disclose if I want to live.