It was a very treacherous day.
Melissa had gone back home to Des Moines, Iowa, and Teri and I were stuck in the trailer with nothing to do. Of course, I thought that with all that time and nothing to do, I could get a decent tan, but that was way too painful.
So we went for a drive, all day long. Teri brought a Coke bottle full of some mystery alcoholic beverage and drank herself silly while I, totally sober, did all the driving. I just used her to chip the ice crystals off the wipers. Of course my parents would've had a pair of heart attacks if they'd known their poor son was driving around in a blizzard.
Teri and I had a rocky start. We were great friends at work but once we started actually living together things changed. It was my first lesson in life about co-habitating and its effects on friendships. I was pretty introverted at the time she moved in, and was going through a bit of emotional turmoil with Karen leaving. Teri was just the opposite...had guys over all the time and it made me uncomfortable because I was trying to build some kind of a relationship with her under those circumstances. I was also put down often because I was a virgin...at work too. Back in the mid-80's, virginity was frowned upon. Teri told me once that I didn't know what a relationship was until I lost my virginity. So I thought to myself,"If sex in a relationship is so great, then why is Teri always so angry at her boyfriends?" She had a tendency to throw glasses at me too. Well, we were both very young and naive in our own little ways.
One of my sorta-friends, Don Luna, had received an assignment to Korea. It seemed like everyone I knew was getting shipped out, and I was starting to feel left behind.