Okay, so I got a response back from him... finally! After a week! (And after I sent him a little light-hearted e-mail that was funny and said not to worry about the other e-mail).
I was really starting to freak out because it was the longest we had gone without speaking since we had met. I started to be worried about his safety, I started to worry that he was just cutting me out of his life... oh, the endless possibilities! But mostly, I told myself that there were a few realistic options: (1) he just didn't have time, (2) he didn't have real access to reliable computers, (3) I freaked him out and was trying to rush things, (4) he's just not that into me, or (5) all of the above.
Well... it was interesting this morning because I received an e-mail from him, a forward. And I was like, "SERIOUSLY? SERIOUSLY?!?!?!" Then I told myself to calm down and just wait. About an hour later or so, I checked my e-mail again and I had two responses from him... one to my light e-mail and one to my "intense" e-mail.
Okay, so... here's what happened, basically:
He actually had gotten really sick with a fever for a few days, so he was really out of it (in addition to being away from the city, aka without internet access).
In the e-mail responding to my intense e-mail, he said:
"I honestly did not see this until now (or until I went back and searched for it since you mentioned it in the other e-mail).
I feel you; I know you want a better rundown of all that is happening here... I promise to give it to you in person; usually at night I'm a bit too tired for that or at the cyber cafe the computers are all really slow slow or they crash in the middle of writing an email (just happened to me twice this hour).
But also you know me, I think I'm on a different energy level so I might need some prodding to get all the details out of me."
So, I am relieved about the response, but I also feel slightly ridiculous because I've been worrying my brains out for a week and it turns out he didn't even read the e-mail initially.
Anyway... hmmm... ultimately... good. Very good. I think.