- The standard sentence for first degree murder in the state of Washington is 20-26 years.
- My wife and I have been married for 27 years today.
This means if she would’ve intentionally killed someone instead of marrying me back in ’92, she’d most likely be a free woman right now. Or at least awaiting parole from the comfort of a concrete cell. Instead, she spent last night in a tent with me in the mountains above Snoqualmie Pass.
If you think sleeping under a starry sky sounds romantic, it’s probably because you’re the type of person who remembers to pack mosquito repellant when traveling to remote wilderness lakes. And the type of person who doesn’t mind sharing a two-person tent with the love of your life and also your 14-year-old son and family dog. And also the type of person who can easily tell the difference between ravenous black bears and tree stumps that look like ravenous black bears.
My point is, I’m not the most romantic husband in the world but I try to tell my wife every day how much I’m glad she isn’t a murderer. And isn’t that really the key to any happy marriage?