Technology is a wonderful thing.
This is an app on my phone now... for *some* reason I have to be more aware of where the nearest restroom is at all times.....
I can't believe we live in the future. (your past, but shhhh). Face to face phone calls, emails, texting,.... we have so many nifty ways to stay in touch.
And yes, I can't wait for you to skype with your grandparents!