Not that I needed another reminder about my “semester abroad” as Carolyn has referred to my extended absense from my family, but one struck home this morning. I dunno if you use Centrum as a multivitamin, but we do, and I’ve always wondered why often you buy a big pack, and it’s got this little travel-sized 30-vitamin container in the same package. Well, I did buy just such a package shortly after I arrived here, and this morning, I consumed the last vitamin from that 30-count container. It’s been more than 30 days since I’ve seen, touched, held or smelled my wife or daughter.

At least work is keeping me pretty busy.