The Hater and I have made several phone calls eastward to report "good news". Inevitably, after we announced that we had "good news", it was always followed by a gasp on the other line. To which we quickly had to reply, "uh, no... not that".
* The other good news, which everybody acts like is a huge let-down since it'll just be the two of us making the trip, is that we're visiting home early July. Woo.