Just taking a minute for a quick post here. Yup...Leo's on his way! He called me last night from Germany and we got to talk for almost 20 minutes. That was so very nice! When he calls me from Escravos there is a huge delay in the transmission so it's almost painful to try and hold a real conversation. We usually end up with one of us talking non-stop while the other listens, then trade off for a bit. Generally, our conversations last less than 5 minutes, most of them more like 2-3 minutes. So listening to his voice in "real time" last night was quite the luxury.
He should be in Chicago about 1pm, then will begin the final leg at nearly 4pm arriving here a little before 7pm. After that, we still have a 3 hour drive home, but we always enjoy that part, so it's no big deal.
After the phone call last night I had a hard time sleeping, so I ended up back here [at work] at 3am. Needless to say, today is going to be a VERY LONG DAY. But hey, no big deal. Leo's ALMOST HOME!! :-)