He's been gone for just 24 hours and I miss him. I missed him as he was pulling out of the driveway. Business trips are a part of our life, but this one seems longer than it should be. I actually got a little teary saying goodbye yesterday afternoon. Just like I used to when we lived 16 hours away and only saw eachother once a month. Lucky for me, Thursday night is right around the corner.
As silly as it sounds, Walker misses him too. He goes into guard dog mode when Karl is gone. He barks at everything, and sleeps very close to me on the bed. Except when there are thunderstorms (like last night) and then nobody gets any sleep. Barking, pacing, barking some more. And it looks like more storms tonight. Maybe I should just plan to scrap all night and sleep all day?
Thankfully I have friends like her to keep me busy in Karl's absence. We'll be getting our grill on this evening. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous about the two of us tackling the grill. That is totally guys territory and I am much more content making a tasty dessert.
And just for fun, because I'm feeling nostalgic:
Karl and I circa July 4, 2004. Karl came to visit me in Knoxville for some wedding planning stuff. We met up with friends of ours to watch the fireworks on the river. Side note: I really loved that dress. It went to a new home (read: someone who could actually fit into it) at the yard sale last month.