Hi again Torrie, those are good links. For the life of me I don't know how you are able to find so many pictures, videos, links to books, comic strips, etc., stc. etc., to put in your links. You must be a wizz at search engines :-D
As far as the OP, I don't have a problem with him hooking up with the lost love (yeah, provided like you said if she is available and interested, and provided he has resolved the little matter at home and is then a free man)
The only question I have in my mind is whether he is focusing on a realistic possibility or entertaining an idylic fabrication. In the case of the latter, it could be very painful.