And on the inside, I transcribed the following dialog. In case it isn't obvious, Resident refers to me. I was trying to sound cool for my ladyfriend and
was am actually a dork:
Mailman: Which one of you always gets mail from Minnesota?
Resident: That would be me.
Mailman: You from St. Paul?
Resident: Nope. My fiancé lives there.
Mailman: She sure sends you a lot of mail.
Resident: Yeah, she's pretty great. She knows how to make you feel loved.
Mailman: Is it hard having her so far away?Resident: Painful. But she'll be back next week.
Mailman: That'll be marvelous.
I love that he used that word. No other descriptor would have been as appropriate or accurate. And while I can't recall the exact moment I saw Kelsey when she returned after that exchange, I definitely know the feeling because it still feels marvelous.