Every weekend we talk to my parents. Either they call us or we call them (IVG line is free to the 202 and surrounding area codes), and it’s always so good to hear the news. E-mail is nice, but sometimes nothing beats a phone call. Which is why later in the afternoon I called up, Jeff. Yes, it was the middle of the night in D.C., but he’s a night owl so I knew I wouldn’t be waking him. It was so good to hear his voice and chat about his upcoming trip to Hungary and Serbia. When Ian got home, he told Jeff about work and his flying lessons. Every once in a while, it’s nice to touch base. I wish there were more people in the area to call at 2 a.m. on a Saturday morning!