Monday, August 15, 2016
Seven Dollars and Change
Micah: We've been very busy for a while snoopervising Jan, so please forgive us if we haven't been able to leave comments as often as we would like. She is way behind in everything.
Merci: Evidently humans creak and groan and yelp and crackle when they get old and have to prune trees and cut parts of a lawn by hand.
Micah: She's finally recovering but the yard is on steroids and she is constantly having to swing a grass whip. You wouldn't believe it to look at the lawn, though.
Merci: Our bushes haven't been cut back yet this year. There are all kinds of things growing among them and they're riddled with those horrible vines with thorns.
Micah: All this has to be cut back from the house. She tried to tear out some of the thorns the other night and injured her leg on a pipe hidden by overgrowth.
Merci: To give Jan incentive, Marcus suggested we hide a hundred dollar bill in the bushes, but we checked Jan's wallet and she doesn't have one we can steal ... er, borrow. Cyndi said two ones and a five wouldn't have the same attraction.
Micah: What about change? Did she have any change in her wallet?
Merci: Yes, thirty-seven cents.
Micah: How much encouragement do you think we could provide her with for seven dollars and thirty-seven cents?
Merci: We might encourage her to remember where she keeps the tools.
Micah: Well, that's a start. Where did she put her purse?
Merci: You do realize we would be robbing Jan to pay Jan, don't you?
Micah: Of course. I read somewhere that's how high finance works.