Tyler's Birthday : "What don't we need?"
It's hard to believe we're sub-200 days, sub-150 days, sub-125. We spent the night making a check-list of all the things we need to do to 'get rid' of our current life and prepare for the next. Christmas is near, and that means our family wants to buy us gifts -- but what do you buy for the people who need next to nothing, and who want to shed nearly everything? Even we don't know what we'll truly "need".
Health insurance, for sure. Vaccinations. Clothes that dry easily. And, for Tawnee, always a way to de-dredlock her hair. (Conditioner, detangling brush)
The countdown has only started to feel real in the past couple of days. The reality has sunk in that December is here, which means that December is basically gone, and we're 3 months away from leaving.
It's Tyler's birthday. We both worked from home today, a glimpse at what it will feel like to be together all the time -- exactly what we've been aching for. Exactly what this trip is primarily about. Sure, we get to see the world, but mostly we get to see one another. Something we hardly do while working over 50 hours a week. Every week.
Work is good, but our love is best. Life is better when we're together. Everything else is secondary.