By the end of the PyCon we both knew we had something special. So after the conference we both flew back and forth across the country every two weeks for months to keep seeing each other. My phone bill skyrocketed. I became intimately familiar with Skype. It was crazy and magnificent. Finally, on May 5th of 2010 I moved out West to be with her for good.
An incredible thing about Audrey is that she makes me a better person. I didn't see this at first, but my good friend and mentor Steve Holden pointed it out. She doesn't just bring me joy, she makes me a more tenacious, honest, and compassionate person.
Life is never perfect, but thanks to Audrey and the Python community that brought us together, life is just plain good.