His side of the phone conversation was eight yeses.
The first was immediately after he picked up, a calm, steady question.
The second was accompanied by a small nod, confirming details given.
The third was hopeful, barely contained excitement spilling out.
The fourth, fifth, and sixth came in rapid succession as the excitement boiled over.
The seventh took a while, as he needed to stop dancing before he acknowledged that the other end was trying to get his attention.
The eighth was the most important one, as it was in response to a question that invalidated all the previous yeses…