I knew that moving out here would bring us new challenges, that it would transform us in some way for the rest of our journey in life. But it was hard to imagine how those challenges might appear, how mundane they may be, or how complex and seemingly impossible. I'm the eternal optimist, David is the realist. This combination of perspectives lends itself to some interesting dynamics, particularly when it comes to problem-solving and identifying opportunities. I see hope long after light has been extinguished it seems, and he knows when the light's about to go out.