We met at the laundromat. I was reading The Red Tent
by Anita Diamant. He asked me what I was reading, at which time I closed the book and turned to face him. He was relieved that I immediately gave him my attention. (His version of the story is that I was surrounded by men who were all too afraid to talk to me and that the moment he began talking to me, they all disappeared. I told him that their laundry was probably done. LOL) We discussed the topics you're not supposed to discuss in the beginning: religion and politics. We exchanged numbers. He called me later that day. We talked on the phone several times that week, went hiking the next weekend and have been inseparable ever since.
The funny thing is that Home Makeover was building a house for a local family and I'd given a friend a ride to the construction/filming site. Therefore, I did my laundry nearby the site so that I could pick her up afterward. It wasn't the laundromat that I usually went to. And my husband usually did his laundry on Saturday but decided to do it on Sunday that particular weekend. So I was at a laundromat I never went to and he did his laundry on a day that he normally wouldn't have. We both feel that it was fate/meant to be.
I was actually very happy with my life at that time. I wasn't looking to meet anyone, having recently had a relationship end. But I was open to meeting someone and had an uncanny feeling that day that I would meet someone very special. ... I told concerned friends and family that it would all come out in the wash. LOL Seriously, I couldn't be happier.