that's awesome. how bout on the phone for hours everyday, text messages of just sweet nothings of intimacy like you said and i have gone home at least one weekend a month since we've started seeing each other. i don't know man if it worked for your brother and if it is working for you, i guess there is hope. i am working from north carolina to pennsylvania and i am determined to make it work because i love her. i know right now she feels the same i just hope it lasts. over labor day i will pretty be home for about 5 days and it will be just me and her.