The Old Man called today!! He sounded really good! He just got off of a long, eventful shift so he was exhausted, but it was so nice to hear from him! He's getting homesick...I can hear it. Nevertheless, he's staying stronger than I ever could, still thinking of everyone often, and buying the crap out of Amazon.com! We didn't talk too long cause we had a bad connection, but he did say to tell everyone he misses them and he's doing OK.