today i leave for school. it's about a 2400 mile drive, i plan on taking a week. it's odd, the notion of all i have fitting in my car, and the cargo carrier on top. about 85 cubic feet if my math is correct (although i was never great at math). sure i'll get some cheap used furniture once i'm there, but in the end my existence, starting today, will be very minimal.
it's a bit surreal so far. it hasn't really hit me quite yet. my wife and i will be apart for more than a few days for the first time in nearly 4 years. my son and i will be the furthest apart we've ever been. i won't see my dogs for 4 months, will they even remember me? all of this is for me. it's rather humbling, when i think about it.
anyway, enough of the existential blathering. off i go. it will be at least a week before i am able to post again, possibly more, depending on internet availability. no matter, i'll post an update as soon as i can. bon voyage to me!