I ran into an old classmate/friend/colleague on Saturday visiting town. Putting two and two together, I realized she lived very close to NewTownX. She was really enthusiastic about it, and it was good to know if we moved there, I would at least know one person. But I know not to get too excited about it. The application hasn't even been sent in.
I am bugging him gently but not often. Never accusing. Using my super-supportive voice. He's been doing more work lately, acting more like what I imagine a soon-to-finish PhD would act like.
I won't say I have to hide my disappointment when I come home from work and he's napping on the couch. Believe it or not, I look forward to some time by myself to do my work. It might not be academic, but I enjoy it, and I just can't get stuff done when he's around. Why is that?