**Updated: He may actually be getting the teeth beside his top front two. We'll see. If he is, I hope they come fast so that he'll sleep well soon.
A separate topic: One of my favorite things to talk about with Pat during deployments is future plans. In some ways when he's gone my future is on hold. It feels like the future is the common thread that we can both relate to. I like to make plans even if they are far fetched and may not actually happen. I think our planning for the future brings us closer and shows us what a great team we are. I spend my evenings doing research and daydreaming, and it certainly helps me pass time. No matter what the future brings, I look forward to it.