When my husband has to do a lot of driving on a tour, we don’t get to talk a lot. He’s weird about the other band members hearing our phone conversations so he’ll call for a few minutes from a gas station or during a coffee break. When they’re not traveling so far, we’ll talk forever. He doesn’t seem to notice the difference. And, I don’t either, at first. A few days go by and I start to feel a little disconnected. I wonder how much we’ve talked. The curse of having cell phones is that your phone calls, dropped calls, missed calls and text messages are all recorded. During Dan’s last tour, in which he was all over the SE United States ( a 3-hour time difference from the Pacific Coast) we talked an average of 15 minutes a day. It’s a good thing we’ve got quite a few years of marriage under our belts. If it weren’t for our long history together our devotion, and our trust, we’d be in trouble, I think. 15 minutes a day!? It’s crazy, right? How much do y’all get to talk to your significant-traveling-others?