* couldn't post yesterday, so posting both Sunday's and Monday's chapters tonight. Valerie could see Doug's face from her car. She wishes he'd learn how to understand her temper. It goes off like a balloon high on helium, deflates back to earth just as fast. It's important he understands that about her.
She likes that he's got a little jealousy thing going on. It has never looked good on anyone she's known, but Doug.
He reminds her of Uncle Joseph, her first crush. Joseph never acknowledged her. He loved his wife. Karla. Karla wasn't very pretty, which bothered Valerie.
Everyone loved Karla.