That’s what I’m wondering, with only three weeks left to go on the job assignment that brought me to Connecticut in the first place. I had a big grocery shopping trip on Saturday, and it will probably be the last until I know if I’m going to be here past the first week of December. It will be a lot easier to bring all my belongings back if the refrigerator is empty when the time comes.
On a hunch, I made one of my stops the little Wal-Mart they have here in Danbury. I say “little” because the Wal-Mart Supercenters in other states are twice as big, and even the old-fashioned Wal-Mart near our house in Kentucky is larger. It is at this time of the year that the Kentucky Wal-Marts offer gift packages of Florida hot sauce, from the Dat’l Do-it company in St. Augustine. Sure enough, even this store had it! I have four bottles left over from what I had brought from Kentucky, but now I know I won’t run out, even if I am here until next June.
One of the grocery stores also had a scale by the door. Because I don’t have a bathroom scale in the apartment, I hadn’t weighed myself since leaving Kentucky, so I gave it a try. To my surprise, I have lost 19 pounds over the past five months. I think it was caused by an imbalance among the prescriptions I’ve been taking, which I’ll have to get fixed the next time I see a doctor. Still, Leive was pleased to hear the news, because I gained weight when we were apart in 2006.
On Sunday I was starting to miss the kind of restaurants we have in the South. Sure, up here the Mom & Pop Italian places are fun, and Connecticut sandwich shops are truly amazing, but I was in the mood for a good old Southern barbecue place. I did a Google search, and found one a few miles up the road in Brookfield, called RW’s BBQ. I went there after church on Sunday, and that did the trick. If I find myself feeling homesick for Kentucky, I’ll know where to go in the future.
Finally, it looks like we have a buyer on Dad’s house in Florida. Too early to say anything for certain, but maybe my father will be coming to live with us in Kentucky after all.