Today is my father's birthday. So, we made our first call back to the states from our new apartment using our new computer and connection. I called my sister's house since she had emailed me that he would be there this weekend. My mom was coming back from India after a 6 or 7 week trip there to visit. They were all together, probably enjoying some good homemade Indian cooking (or maybe takeout since my mom had just gotten off the plane that morning). Anyway, it was nice to hear their voices, but I wish we were there too.