Bro's flight left on time this morning at 11 a.m., so by now he should well be on his way to NYC. He's probably coming the visit next summer again, but I won't see him again for at least 10 months :-/ Well, I used to be the one living abroad, so I guess I shouldn't complain (too much). And it's a great chance for him anyways. I'm just not so happy that I'm the one stuck here with the family now for the foreseeable future. But that is for another post.