Technology is cool: we just did a video chat with Linda, who is in Sydney tomorrow afternoon while we're in Redwood City this evening!
I'm also glad we'll probably be going to Sydney in their winter, because Linda said they have humidity there in the summer. Blech.
Finally, we're still looking for a house swap, so if you know anyone who lives in Sydney and wants to spend some time in Redwood City... "Climate Best By Government Test"!!