So, in a odd turn, our hero (me) decided that being just a boyfriend was not all that it was cracked up to be.   He demanded more.  So, I proposed to Kati…and, thank the maker, she said yes.  And, with the house buying done, I have offically become domestic.  Now, I don't have any grand or romantic story to tell.  This was one of those things that was expected, but not expected….but, also, we don't have the ring yet.  Going to use her grandmother's, which is still in Indiana.  So, currently using a place-holder ring, in the form of one of my Aunt's rings.  It works out ok.