Behind the apartment do the dogs still bark? Do chickens scratch around looking for bugs? Sometimes they used to bring in a truckload of hogs and slaughter them, the whole family working together. Or was that hogs rooted around and truckloads of chickens were slaughtered? Once or twice the ground shook. I stood in the doorway and waited for it to stop, afraid I’d be in the way trying to get down the stairs and out of the house with my bad leg, even though the landlord added a railing. I hope the restaurant down the street still serves a full breakfast of rice and beans with eggs at a price I can afford. Three months ago I left on a short vacation. Now I’m home. We all wear masks and disinfect our hands and feet coming and going. Tomorrow I will see about the food situation. For now, it’s good to be home.