When we got home tonight, Dalton's letter was waiting for me. His PIR Date is Dec 02. He assured me he was OK and that he is looking forward to receiving our letters. Of course, he had a few lines in there for Emilie (girlfriend) and I called her right away with the message :-)
Very glad to see his handwriting. So now we just need to start making reservations. Each day that passes is a day sooner that we will see him!