I had a very full, fantastic weekend with dear family and friends, but the main update for now is that I just installed Skype.
Many readers will have already gone through the amazement, but I'm just getting onboard now. I just finished a video chat with a friend in Boston.
It is unbelievable! Free for Skype-to-Skype and $0.02 per minute to a phone! I knew all this, of course, but sometimes you just don't understand the neat-o factor until you go through it yourself.
EDIT: I've also Skyped with Vic, just tonight. He pointed out the irony of us using Skype now that I am back on PEI, about 30 miles away from his house. Point taken, mate, point taken.