Back to the original topic, I have found phone calls to be a great source of joy and a nice compliment to writing. The conversations on the phone are much different than those we share in written notes. It's great to put a voice to the words, too, so when I read letters, in my mind, I can hear my pen pal saying them, which adds something extra to the letters, too.
Glad you are having a positive experience.
Men plan. God laughs