Hi there. I miss you and I think about you every day. I hope the time we've spent apart has just brought us closer together. Good times will be had again, I promise!
Update on the flood - we had to move out. The reconstruction went from 3-4 days to 5-6 weeks! And we just couldn't keep being a burden on our (awesome, incredible, generous, amazing) friends for that long. So we found a new place and, although I thought I had learned my lesson about gathering too much stuff from the last catastrophe, I'm excited about decorating a new home.
BUT this time I have a whole new philosphy! When Captain and I first moved in together I felt like we just bought a bunch of (cheap) stuff to fill up our apartment so it felt more like a home. But really we just ended up with a bunch of junk that wasn't really us and wasn't very sustainable or practical. This time around we're going to just get what we really NEED and if we WANT something we're going to make sure it is of good quality even if that means we have to save up for it. This could mean we'll be sitting on the floor in half-finished rooms for a little while. No more Target and IKEA junk for us (OK just a little bit of IKEA junk).