I apologize for the long post, I'll try to keep it as concise as possible.
I'm active duty Army stationed in Kansas. Last summer I met this HB8 when I was back home on leave. Since then we've talked off and on and hung out some when I'm home. She told me once fall started and she was back in college full time and also working a full time job, she wouldn't get to text much. Since then we've gone through periods of not talking for up to a month or 2, and then we'll start right back up where we left off.
Most recently, I was home this past weekend. She started a job bar tending, so she said since she wouldn't have free time to go on a date or anything, I could visit her at work. We had a good time and great conversation, and talked about trying to hang out again before I left, but she flaked. She also asked when I would be home again and when I told her the dates she said she would for a fact be free that weekend (good sign?).Once I got back to kansas, our conversation fell off again.
To put this next part in perspective, I have to say that up until now, I was a text-aholic. I really didn't grasp the concepts of waiting to reply to girls, being the one to end the conversation, etc.. It was especially bad with people back home, since I never get to see them I tend to text them a lot. I've been reading up the past few nights at everything that's been happening is making sense now lol.
So tonight after a couple days of no conversation, I sent her a text, and she replied saying she wasn't trying to be mean, but that she has said before she isn't one of those people that feels the need to talk every day. I played it off saying I just had some free time since I've been back, and things were about to pick up so I wouldn't have much time to chat anyways. I then ended the convo on my terms and said I would text her sometime.
So anyways, my question is, can this be salvaged? I know I should wait a while before trying again. What's the best amount of time? lol And is it a good sign that she's put up with my poor texting behavior for the past 9 months or so? Or that she was still willing to make a date? I'm not normally one to get twisted over a girl and can usually care less if I get shot down, but this one actually has me interested, and I'm pretty sure I let it show too much lol. Any advice would be appreciated.