My brother just moved back to the states after living in Japan for two and a half years and I got to see him and my parents and grandparents today. It was very nice.
Yay! My brother goes off and lives in various South American countries for years at I time so I know that feeling. I mean, it's not like we spend tons of time together when he is here, but I always miss him a bunch.
We've had a box of 45's that some dude gave to us when we purchased a bunch of other LPs off him. They've been sitting in a box for a long time and up until today we never took the time to go through them. Turns out there's some real gems in there, but one of the shinny gems is a Frank Zappa single with Valley Girl (it's misprinted as Valley Girls) and Teenage Prostitute on the B side.
Super shinny! But seriously, that's probably worth some money! Not that I'm think you'd sell it, I just think that kind of stuff is cool.