Paris Proposal, May 2002
In May I was back in Paris for a while and proposed to Emily!
And what a proposal, but that is another story. Well, I actually
wrote the wedding proposal in the form of an engineering proposal for a
job involving "Deep Foundations". The final product
(included below) is almost 10 pages long and includes a Microsoft
Project schedule detailing our life so far and also how our future is
envisioned. Because of limitations of the software I was not able
to plan more than 50 years in advance. No engagement ring was
given since I was afraid of being ripped off (besides being
cheap). Also, Emily wanted a ruby in a platinum band so it made
sense to pick it out together at a future date. By the way,
ladies, if you are proposed to, do not put off getting the ring.
We have been married over a year now, and I still haven't seen hide nor
hair of that ring. Of course, he has a great excuse: Well,
we only have X amount of money, and you can use it to buy a ring, but
keep in mind, this money is also for our house....