A day in the life of Kandi, a tattoo artist from Germany, and Stephen, a Soldier from Thailand. Stephen is currently deployed in Afghanistan until 2014.

She’s that “Blue Haired Weirdo”  named Kandi <3

She’s that “Blue Haired Weirdo”  named Kandi <3

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DAY 31:

One month dooooown!!!! 8 to go baby! I&#8217;m so excited! I know I haven&#8217;t posted in forever&#8230; But technology decided to shove a big middle finger in my face&#8230; But we&#8217;re good now! I miss you sooo much and I can&#8217;t wait to FaceTime with you again! You have been pretty quiet. I am almost done with the little video! I can&#8217;t wait to post it!!!! Muah! You are my everything baby! Promise to be safe out there!

I love you to the ends of the universe!
Kandi

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DAY 31:

One month dooooown!!!! 8 to go baby! I’m so excited! I know I haven’t posted in forever… But technology decided to shove a big middle finger in my face… But we’re good now! I miss you sooo much and I can’t wait to FaceTime with you again! You have been pretty quiet. I am almost done with the little video! I can’t wait to post it!!!! Muah! You are my everything baby! Promise to be safe out there!

I love you to the ends of the universe!
Kandi

Q: I do not have a question; I have a comment. I find tumblr a bit confusing and I am too young for that. I can not figure out how to send a message. Well anyway, I really admire you and Stephen. I am sure you get this a thousand of times, but every pic that you post on black and yellow tumblr just melts my heart. Your notes/post to Stephen are really endearing and touching. I hope that God keeps him save and sound and eventually in your arms. I want to say more, but I will leave it here for now :)

A:

Thank you so much… I really do appreciate this very much.


Anonymous

Q: I just wanted to say you and your fiance are a beautiful couple. I saw your pictures at the Louisville Zoo. That's my favorite zoo ^-^ do you guys live in Louisville?

A:

We live on Fort Knox, but we visit Louisville regularly.

DEPLOYMENT JOURNAL:
DAY 15
I have my bad days here and then, but it&#8217;s getting much better. Things are falling into place as I expected. However&#8222;,I can&#8217;t seem to find anything when I am looking for it! You were always such a big help with this (as you know that I lose everything either way). I sent off your first care package Monday! I&#8217;m so excited for you to get it! I think I&#8217;ll be sending small ones every week. I have nothing else better to do! So why not, right?? I am so happy I get to speak with you regularly. It makes everyday better just to get a text or a Facebook MSG from you. The benefits of technology! You know I think of you all the time. I can&#8217;t even watch a movie without thinking if you will like it or not! I miss you. Be safe &#8230;. for my sake, and sanity. I don&#8217;t know what I&#8217;d do if anything bad ever happened to you.

I love you to the ends of the universe&#8230;
Kandi

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DAY 15

I have my bad days here and then, but it’s getting much better. Things are falling into place as I expected. However„,I can’t seem to find anything when I am looking for it! You were always such a big help with this (as you know that I lose everything either way). I sent off your first care package Monday! I’m so excited for you to get it! I think I’ll be sending small ones every week. I have nothing else better to do! So why not, right?? I am so happy I get to speak with you regularly. It makes everyday better just to get a text or a Facebook MSG from you. The benefits of technology! You know I think of you all the time. I can’t even watch a movie without thinking if you will like it or not! I miss you. Be safe …. for my sake, and sanity. I don’t know what I’d do if anything bad ever happened to you.

I love you to the ends of the universe…

Kandi

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DAY 9:
Well Stephen, we have successfully endured the first week! ONLY 35 MORE TO GO! hahahaha. I still have the daily count down as well and it says we have 265 days left&#8230;. I hope time starts to move a little faster.  You already know the obvious&#8230;I love you and miss you very much&#8230; I send it to you everyday even if you can&#8217;t reply&#8230; you may have a pile up of msgs from me at this point! I thought I was going to have a sudden burst of drive toward school also, but&#8230;.alas it has not yet happened&#8230; It will soon.. Well, everything is in order here&#8230; I hope things are well for you there! I spend much more time on the internet than usual&#8230; Its weird to be a hermit again&#8230; odd thinking that this was once upon a time my routine! I&#8217;m boring I suppose! Mom and I went wedding shopping and we found the dresses for the bridesmaids. I&#8217;ll send you a photo&#8230; tell me if you like it! Be careful out there! You know you&#8217;re carrying 2 hearts with you while you&#8217;re away so don&#8217;t do anything crazy&#8230;.. for me. ok?
I love you to the ends of the universe!
Kandi

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DAY 9:

Well Stephen, we have successfully endured the first week! ONLY 35 MORE TO GO! hahahaha. I still have the daily count down as well and it says we have 265 days left…. I hope time starts to move a little faster.  You already know the obvious…I love you and miss you very much… I send it to you everyday even if you can’t reply… you may have a pile up of msgs from me at this point! I thought I was going to have a sudden burst of drive toward school also, but….alas it has not yet happened… It will soon.. Well, everything is in order here… I hope things are well for you there! I spend much more time on the internet than usual… Its weird to be a hermit again… odd thinking that this was once upon a time my routine! I’m boring I suppose! Mom and I went wedding shopping and we found the dresses for the bridesmaids. I’ll send you a photo… tell me if you like it! Be careful out there! You know you’re carrying 2 hearts with you while you’re away so don’t do anything crazy….. for me. ok?

I love you to the ends of the universe!

Kandi

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DAY 4:

I’m so happy we had our first real phone call… You know how much i love to talk.This entree is a little late, I know, but I blame Kerri…She and Kris stayed the night and kept me pretty occupied. Shes great. Of course I got new bunnies today. RoseMary and Sage….I would post a photo, but I dont have any good ones yet. lol. I’m so glad you put a photo online also. I wanna see more, okay? I miss you! Oh….and I killed the spider today! I just had to man up. hahaha.  MUAH!

I love you to the ends of the universe!!!

Kandi

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DAY 3:

I got to Skype with you again!!! It’s exciting. I love seeing you and I can’t wait until it’s a regular occurrence! I love you so much!!! I can’t wait until you are home! I had a far better day today….well except when i found a huge spider in the room…. i needed you then… but it’s cool, i’ll find it again…(yes…. the beast got away as I screamed and threw things at it…..)

I love you till the ends of the universe!

Kandi

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DAY 2:
I&#8217;m beginning to see that I HAVE to occupy my time in order not to be miserable! HAHAHAHA! I am doing my best to not have a pity party today and it&#8217;s MUCH better than yesterday&#8230; only cried once today&#8230;.and it was just in the morning (once again when I woke up alone). I am not facing the music and making myself realize that I HAVE to be okay with this&#8230; I am in control of the way I feel and I need to handle the situation a bit better. So I made myself busy. After a long day of classes, I set up insurance for his car in my name so that I can drive it. Paid a few bills due by the end of the month, cleaned his car AND the house&#8230;and to top it off, had dinner with my sister. It was a busy day. No more sulking in the house! I miss you&#8230; so much, but you make the days so much better with just a simple call. Thank you for that today&#8230; it made my day and I wasn&#8217;t ready to let you hang up, but I understand. I have so much more to say, but I&#8217;ll finish this off for now. I have 271 more days to post either way, right?
I love you to the ends of the universe!!!
Kandi

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DAY 2:

I’m beginning to see that I HAVE to occupy my time in order not to be miserable! HAHAHAHA! I am doing my best to not have a pity party today and it’s MUCH better than yesterday… only cried once today….and it was just in the morning (once again when I woke up alone). I am not facing the music and making myself realize that I HAVE to be okay with this… I am in control of the way I feel and I need to handle the situation a bit better. So I made myself busy. After a long day of classes, I set up insurance for his car in my name so that I can drive it. Paid a few bills due by the end of the month, cleaned his car AND the house…and to top it off, had dinner with my sister. It was a busy day. No more sulking in the house! I miss you… so much, but you make the days so much better with just a simple call. Thank you for that today… it made my day and I wasn’t ready to let you hang up, but I understand. I have so much more to say, but I’ll finish this off for now. I have 271 more days to post either way, right?

I love you to the ends of the universe!!!

Kandi

DEPLOYMENT JOURNAL DAY1: Well, it&#8217;s been officially 1 whole day since you have been gone&#8230; and I have to say&#8230; This really sucks! I find myself lost sometimes&#8230; I end up wandering around the house with no clue as of what to do from time to time. I MISS YOU! I miss wasting time together. Watching movies together&#8230; talking for hours on end&#8230; I MISS IT ALL! I know I&#8217;ll be okay once I fall &#8230;into a routine here, but it still sucks pretty bad. I&#8217;m being a big baby about this, as you can see. I have friends and family that have visited already. Its really nice. I have to remember to thank them&#8230; oh! I also have a package waiting to be mailed to you as well!!! so PM me as soon as you get there okay?! I love you soooooo very much! I can&#8217;t wait to have you back home&#8230; I&#8217;ll be writing to you just like this every day that I can! I&#8217;ll add photos too. BTW, Everyone at school was asking about you today&#8230; so it was a rough day for me&#8230; Cried again&#8230;. like a big baby! This has turned me into a real sap, but I know it&#8217;ll get better! Please call me, MSG me&#8230;. anything, as soon as you can. No matter when you do, I&#8217;ll pick up! I look forward to hearing your voice again so I can stop listening to your old voicemails! HAHA!  I love you to the ends of the universe!!! Kandi

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DAY1:

Well, it’s been officially 1 whole day since you have been gone… and I have to say… This really sucks! I find myself lost sometimes… I end up wandering around the house with no clue as of what to do from time to time. I MISS YOU! I miss wasting time together. Watching movies together… talking for hours on end… I MISS IT ALL! I know I’ll be okay once I fall into a routine here, but it still sucks pretty bad. I’m being a big baby about this, as you can see. I have friends and family that have visited already. Its really nice. I have to remember to thank them… oh! I also have a package waiting to be mailed to you as well!!! so PM me as soon as you get there okay?! I love you soooooo very much! I can’t wait to have you back home… I’ll be writing to you just like this every day that I can! I’ll add photos too. BTW, Everyone at school was asking about you today… so it was a rough day for me… Cried again…. like a big baby! This has turned me into a real sap, but I know it’ll get better! Please call me, MSG me…. anything, as soon as you can. No matter when you do, I’ll pick up! I look forward to hearing your voice again so I can stop listening to your old voicemails! HAHA!

I love you to the ends of the universe!!!
Kandi

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