Today is it.  Rob's last day.  It's been 10 years of working together.  We've had a lot of laughs and a few tears along the way.  It hasn't always been easy, but we always knew we had each other's backs.  That is rare.  He has always been my little brother.  He is the oldest brother in his family, so he never had a older brother.  I hope I fileld that void.  Giving him advice when needed.  Dragging him out of a bar before bad things happened.  Giving him hand me downs.  That kind of stuff.  We have been very open about his wanting to return to Boston.  I knew this day would come eventually.  But now that it is here, it's a bummer.  I know it's best for him.  That is why I am ok with it.  But it still sucks losing him.  I know the kid will always be in my life.  So that is another reason to not be sad.  I now know somebody in Boston to go visit.  We always talked about going there and watching a Sox game together.  Now we actually can.  It's gonna be weird on Monday when it really hits home that he isn't coming in.  We will have a new person in that seat.  Which I'm excited about but it will be different.  Change is good.  You get used to things and become complacent.  Something like this will give us a fresh outlook and new attitude.  But in the end, I will miss my friend.  Thank you B-Rob for being a kick ass friend.  Have a lobster roll for me.