I wanted to try making the tortilla soup again, though more this time -- which I did. When it was about all heated thoroughly my sister's best friend from here in Barstow dropped by. It turns out she and her husband were here for a week's leave. Her hubby, a Marine, is stationed in Okinawa. It was good to see and talk to her again. Plus, getting her take on the people from the area over there, the military people and politics, and her observations of people back here after spending six years away from the States. I tried calling my sister to let her know but kept getting a busy signal.