Kendra checked off each item as she placed them into her cart.
Check – check – and check.
“That’s quite a list.”
Kendra jumped at the sound of her friend’s voice. “Stacey! I didn’t see you standing there.”
“Throwing a party, Ken?”
“Yeah, of sorts, Stacey. Mark comes home from work tonight. He’s been on the platform for six weeks. God! I get so lonely when he’s gone. He treats me like a queen when he’s home. These are some of our special foods.”
“Geez, you’re blushing, Ken. It makes you look sweet. Have fun tonight.”
Lance and LeeRoy have chosen Peel Me a Grape as the song for this week. A number of Alaska’s oil workers are gone for weeks at a time – away from their families for 2 – 3 – even 6 weeks, then coming home for only a week or two. Some families survive very well. Others not so much. People do what they can do to survive.