My girlfriend as well as I have been dating for 10 weeks as well as I plan to request at Christmas. I have been saving for the past 4 weeks as well as I almost have enough money to make a nice down payment. The jewelry store in the shopping mall will finance most of the cost if I have $1,000 to put down. I already picked out the band as well as the setting as well as the center brick diamond; My girlfriend does not suspect a thing, even though both of us have been talking a lot about commitment. She does not suppose I am the type of guy to surprise someone with an high-priced engagement ring. I never thought I was that guy either, although she makes me assume adore I can fly. I have been laboring a lot of overtime lately as well as both of us haven’t seen each other much this week. I spent Wednesday as well as Sunday laboring until dark on a geothermal heat pump replacement project! On Tuesday, I went to toil early so I could finish the geothermal heat pump replacement task as well as get started on another replacement task before lunch time. On Monday, my girlfriend as well as I had lunch as well as she was frustrated that I was spending a lot of time at work. I made an excuse about guys taking vacation during the holidays. I told her that both of us were really stressed with media air purification system maintenance as well as air filtration replacement tasks. I promised that I would take some time off after the holidays. I’m so close to buying the ring. I just need her to hold on for a few more weeks.