Alex, knowing I am home alone these days, gave me a call last night "just to check up on me and say hi."
We only chatted for about 5 minutes (I needed to go because the debate was about to come on, and he needed to go because he was grilling dinner and needed to check on it) but it was heart-warming and sweet.
Though he certainly gave me fits when he was a teenager (that's normal I guess, but definitely NOT fun) I'm proud of the man he's turning into.
Another late night, reading until midnight, but this morning only slept in until 7:30. Now it's off to the gym and then maybe run a few errands. After that it's back to mucking and cleaning.