Just made my airline reservation to go to Charlotte NC in October. A bunch of high school chums from QND are meeting at a friend's house. Most people are going Thursday through Tuesday, but I'm only able to go Saturday through Tuesday since I need to save some vacation time for when Rob and Beata return from Japan. That is IF they return from Japan.
Both Rob and Beatka say they are down about the situation. They were first told they'd be returning last November, but because of the war in Iraq and other things they are still there. We've all got our fingers crossed that they'll be home in September or October as planned, but who knows. My major wish is that they'll be home for Christmas. Stay tuned.