It had been almost eight years since he'd visited home. Sixteen long semesters of college. How ever many holidays spent studying books in order to get his degree early so he could return home and begin his work. Anthony Ulri walked into the diner with the intention of eating, paying, and going back to his car to get to his parents house without having to eat the meal that would be laid out for him. It would be great, sure, but why not help the people of the town make a little money while he was there, huh? He slowly took a table where the hostess told him he could and relaxed down into the seat with a sigh as he picked up his menu, quickly ordering. A million things were running through his mind. How many in the town would need a full time doctor that did in-home visits? Would he be able to make the practice work even though this town wasn't all that wealthy? And was there anyone he could talk to that would be able to point him in the right direction? Did he have any friends left here? He thought of finding Her email and giving her a little note telling her he was back in town, but refrained. The last they had talked had been well over five years ago. Things had slowed after he'd left for college. The last he knew, she was working somewhere trying to make a living for herself.