I miss Sam a lot. Does everyone else? I think about him everyday. I think about the things I'm doing in my life and how I wish that I could share that kinda stuff with him. It feels weird not to make immediate and long term plans in the Upton living room, or in Max/Sam's room. Mostly I wish I could show him my wind turbines. I saw a huge Japanese maple tree in the SFA Arboretum yesterday. I don't think I'll be in Nac when our tree is that big, so I'm glad I have that image in my head of what it will look like. Whenever I have a permanent residence, I'm going to get one in the front yard.
Maybe me missing Sam's input is my body telling me that I'm missing something more 'core'. Like when I haven't had any protein and I suddenly want a hamburger. I dunno. I typed out about 5 different version of how this paragraph ends and none of them made any sense after a few minutes of thinking.
Don't forget my Alaska pictures. It was a very perfect trip. The oddest thing was trying to remember that I was so far away, and then trying to put that in perspective when combined with the people and the personality of the town. It is hard to explain.