For the first time in 5 years since Richard moved in, he wasn’t on the front porch as Walter passed by on his way to work. He thought he recalled Richard mentioning an upcoming trip, but he had been too busy to remember to ask where or when. Slightly worried, he peeked through the windows in front and back just to make sure nothing inside looked amiss. There was no sign of him and his hatchback wasn’t in the driveway so he must have traveled somewhere. Then after three weeks, Richard was back.