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Business Trip to Houston

We were still feeling queasy about leaving the house - even though we'd changed the locks - when a sudden request from Acme required us to make an overnight trip to Houston, TX, to consult with a customer's development group. We had no choice but to let the neighbours know - this time we asked the people from across the street to collect our mail - and leave Karma in the house with plenty of food and water, and go!