But he was home and not with Sly and Doris so it was a good weekend.
He spoke on the phone with Sly and Doris on Thanksgiving and then again on that Sunday because of course they expect a call on a holiday and then there is the regular Sunday call.
Am I the abnormal one for not calling my mother every week and talking to her for an hour about whatever? For not listening to her complain about how awful the entire world is and how I am her Only Joy (only she would never say that because I am not - my mom has many hobbies that keep her too busy to chat)? Am I a Bad Daughter for not calling my mom every week?
Or do Sly and Doris expect too much and should Primo put his foot down and tell them to leave him alone? (How I wish he would. I have tried to convince him but thus far have not been successful.)
Anyhow. He spoke to them about their Thanksgiving, which they spent with Stephanie, who is my ex sister in law - she was married to Primo's half brother Jack until a few years ago. Sly and Doris almost never have anything nice to say to her or about her yet she is a saint, going over to help them with household repairs and inviting them over for holidays.
Primo spoke to Sly and Doris on Sunday. Doris was telling him that Thanksgiving was nice. As she was speaking, Sly was in the background telling Doris "not to tell Primo about that thing because I don't want it to get back to Stephanie."
So of course Primo reported that odd conversation to me.
"Did they not say anything negative about Stephanie?" I asked.
"My dad said the turkey was dry. He said he could tell the second he walked into the house."
Which I didn't understand - how can you tell if the turkey is dry before you even see it or taste it? But Sly is a man of many talents and his power is legion.
"Is that what's not supposed to get back to Stephanie?"
"I don't think so," Primo said.
We mused. What could it be? Now we wanted to know.
I texted Stephanie.