JOHN Osmialowski is a glass half full kind of man. When his Jerrabomberra home burnt down on August 19, he dealt with it by waiting on the street with a beer in hand while firefighters went about their work.
John and Tanya's first meeting sounds like a scene of a romantic comedy. Boy sees girl, boy likes girl but it's girl that plucks up the courage to approach said boy.
She must have made quite an impression, because John describes that first meeting as "love at first sight".