Hey I know this is off topic but I couldn't help but think you sound so much like my husband .... I actually read what you wrote to him and he said this guy sounds awesome! I appreciated your geek moment... I think you will be strong and survive the time away from your sweetie by staying busy and positive. My husband copes for my extended disappearances by working out and keeping really busy with things that make him happy and stay positive. We also recently celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary with a romantic dinner and conversation with him was spectacular. We know we want to be with each other as long as possible and that is definitely a contributor of security for both of us.
Anyway I enjoyed your thoughts and the way you expressed yourself. Hope to see more posts here and there from you. I pop in here on occasion..good luck with everything!