A long-distance phone call brings you more relevant news at the beginning of the week than you ever expected. And, if the person on the other end is an old pal, the interaction will leave you feeling grounded and content. Wednesday it's time to leave the ground. But, don't expect to make headway immediately -- new missions take time. Thursday and Friday are all work and almost no direct payoff. Yet. Practice patience. This weekend, work matters will seem so much less important than social matters. Your friends are so good for you; they prove what's possible.