I also just saw Army Guy for what will be the last time for several months. He went home to see his family. However, immediately after the break, he heads down to Georgia for Army Ranger training. Army Ranger school, if one passes each phase on the first try, takes about three months. Three months of being out in the field, being pushed to the limit physically, without access to a phone or the internet. Bleh. He does get a few hours here and there in between phases, but it isn't like we know when those will be, or what my work schedule will be like. I am happy for him as he has been wanting to do this since he joined the Army last year. And, I really can't complain at all about it, as originally he was scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan for 15 months next fall, and that has been cancelled indefinitely. It's just a long time to go without communicating with someone. I suppose it will be a good period of time to throw myself back into my workouts, reading up on educational stuff, and maybe even getting some projects done around the house. I do wish that I was better at saying goodbye. I kind of just tend to avoid it until the very last minute. And then it is probably not very romantic to send someone off with warnings to keep their feet dry and change their socks often so that they don't lose any toes. Sigh. Wordsmith, I am not.