Feeling unsettled. Missing my Caroline. She's off galavanting around with cousins in El Centro and Yuma. I'll pick her up tomorrow at halfway point--a rendezvous with my sister Sus in Dateland for the handoff. FIVE DAYS we've been without her. Everytime I walk past her [much-less-glorious-without-her] turquoise bedroom, I get a titch melancholy. Jax still claims he doesn't miss her.