I don't like it so much when my parents are away. It is even worse when they are in a place where phone and internet usage are limited. I am spoiled to having them so close. I cannot count the number of times I have picked up the phone to call my mom to tell her something, and then I have to remind myself she is not at home. Only about eight days left. That seems like a lifetime from now.
It may sound crazy, but I wish I were in hot,dusty Burkina Faso right now. It would be better than staring at this energy vaccuum they call a computer.