Monthly Archives: July 2015


     How many times to you get a document and file it before reading it?   Guilty?   I know I am.   You need to change something, only to realize your stuck and can’t change it …

“Damn!” Craig said looking over the copies, “I’ll call Mr. Vanderbilt first thing in the morning and get this re-filed. I didn’t even look at the papers.” “That’s ok, just handle it tomorrow,” James said smiling and patted Craig on the back.

Allan continued “Now, as for Mrs. Smith aka Mrs. S aka Agie, three in one, and from what I saw today, a woman with personality issues. A shrewdness in some respects and yet there is an enchanter or sorcerer to her, and yet today I even saw a child. Like you said Carla, the event’s she has told you are not from her adult lifetime, and yet she can rattle off these events as if they were yesterday. I suspect that, she heard these stories repeatedly over her lifetime, by her mother. We can check this out further for you.”

“Carla I probably can help with this issue, we can take Mrs. Smith off the table for now if you will grant me some time.” James asked, “Of course James.” She replied reaching for Craig, and finding his hand, he gave her hand a squeeze.

“Yes, I am not sure anyone else is noticing her changes, but it was quite obvious today, she went from a woman of 60 to a child,” Allan commented. “Carla why are you so concerned with Mrs. S” Craig asked. “Craig she knows things that don’t fit, and she knew exactly where things are in this house. I need to know why, it’s almost scary!” Carla stated with a shrug.

“Now Craig we’re all here for your training today, my sweet Lucille is heating up our lunch. Shall we see what she has for us? We can answer all your questions during our meal,” James adjourned the meeting.

“Yum Lasagna everyone grab a plate and dig in,” Howard said. “I have a question?” Carla asked. “I thought Craig was working for M Company?” “Carla I am, Joey called and told me that I was on loan indefinitely to H&A Security.” Craig answered as Howard chimed in. “It’s just easier to have you still with M Company. Your pay and your benefits will come from them at this time. They loan out IT people just as Manpower does. I’ll explain it all later.”

Everyone went back to the table and meeting which lasted another couple hours. Craig and Carla were both on information overload and had a deer in the headlights look when James looked at his watch and spoke up. “Well, it’s getting late, we better head on home.”

Carla said, “You know something told me to leave the sheets on those beds.” “Ok I’ll stay,” Allan spoke first. “I’ll stay Carla but, Maureen needs to get back up to St. Joe.” Marcus stated. Mary Kate spoke “I’ll go up with you Maureen.” “Thanks Mary Kate, we had better get moving then, let’s get our bags and head out before it gets dark, will call when we get in.”

Firing A Friend

       When you trust someone to be honest and keeping their promises. Trusting them to handle your needs, your family’s needs. You never expect that you will have that trust destroyed!       Suddenly it sinks in that’s why you aren’t with that person any longer, hesitating on what to do. You find yourself wondering if you can trust anyone…

“Ok let’s talk, Craig and Carla, I welcome you to H&A Security! I am James Awls, CEO of H&A Security. Howard is the President, Allan is the Vice President, Marcus is CFO, Craig Jones you are now IT Specialist, Mary Kate is Logistics, Maureen is secretary, Carla you may be our planner and or historian if you would like, and work closely with Maureen and Mary Kate as well. Legal is missing now but you will also be working with Blackie and Amy.”

“First business, Email Mystery Allan,” James asked waiting for Allan to respond. “Yes the infamous A May Riddle email that was sent out the first part of June.” “What’s going on here,” Craig asked. “It’s simply the answer to who is A May Riddle and who sent out the nasty email that was detrimental to you Craig.” Allan replied to Craig as Carla looked on and listened intently.

“We have a dinner reservation at Turner’s for 6 PM on Wednesday night to confront the culprit of the mysterious email,” Allan announced. “Allan, its Samuel isn’t it?” Craig asked. “Yes, why is something wrong Craig?”

“You know that he probably won’t show now!” Craig stated as Allan gave him a stern look he said. “Oh yes, it was Samuel and yes Samuel is no longer a part of your life as of last week, correct Craig?”

“Wrong, not completely out.” Craig said taking Carla’s hand. “Howard, please talk with your partner, he’s being obstinate.” Allan said as Craig and Carla both looked at each other and said “What?”

Howard looked at James and then Allan who both nodded their heads. “Craig and Carla believe it or not, we really are your best friends! I have just received information from Centerville Police the A May Riddle email was forwarded to Carla from Paula Smith. It wasn’t sent to Carla by Samuel,” Howard said.

“Ok, but Samuel still initiated that email,” Allan stated. “And he needs to be confronted, agreed?” Everyone at the table said, “Yes.”

“Ok, we all are in agreement on Wednesday’s dinner. Samuel will be confronted and all strings attached will be cut at that time, right Craig?” James said looking at Craig with a parental eye as he asked the question.

“Yes, sorry guys this is new for me.” “We know Craig, don’t worry we’ll get you through this, that’s why we’re all here,” Allan said in a gentle voice.

“James, Allan, and Howard, after our dinner I promise it will be all resolved with Samuel. I needed to make sure he had filed the papers for Carla before I did the deed!” Craig said as he looked at each person.

James stood up and looked at Craig with the same sinister look Howard gave him the day he stopped Craig from going after Carla’s date at the Delta years ago. “Craig you have to dismiss Samuel ASAP! Have Mr. Vanderbilt re-file everything, we have looked at all the paperwork filed and it is not correct. He left out Carla’s middle initial and name. Here look,” James showed Craig all of the paperwork.

Three Couples

Back to what is going on at Blackston Lake this afternoon …

Three couples Allan and Mary Kate, Marcus and Maureen, Craig and Carla, joined Howard at the dining room table with their laptops.

Tommy was putting the photo album together in the family room waiting for James and Lucille.

The house phone rang. Carla answered it. “Carla its Blackie has the meeting started yet?”

“No” Carla replied. “Good I need to speak to Howard please.” Carla handed the phone to Howard. “It’s Blackie for you.”

“Yes Blackie,” Howard said listening. “The A May Riddle email was forwarded to Carla from Paula Smith’s laptop. It wasn’t sent to her by Samuel, just wanted to let you know, and the bedroom photos Carla told us about, are safe here in the office, date stamp matches the date of the EMT call, all confirmed.”

Howard acknowledged and asked, “Great Blackie I’ll pass the word along. Will you be coming over later?”

“Yes when Amy gets off.”

Craig’s phone rang and he answered it “Hello Joey, I’m just going into a meeting, what can I do for you?”

Joey spoke. “You are starting your job training today. Remember when you were hired on to M Company there was a possibility you could be hired out to another company.”

“Yes Joey I do remember that why?” Craig asked.

“M has assigned you to work for H&A Security indefinitely, all the benefits are as we talked earlier plus more. Do you have any questions?”

Craig cleared his throat, “What office will I be working out of? Who do I report to, Joey?”

“At home or where ever they need you to work Craig. Howard Awls is your immediate supervisor. Congratulations Craig, you’re the best and that’s what they want.”

“Can we talk later?” Craig asked.

“Thursday night ok Craig?”

“Yes Joey that will be fine.”

Craig was shaking his head and looked at Carla not real sure just what he should tell her, he decided to smile, blow her a kiss and shrug his shoulders. Carla smiled back at him as she went after the  coffee thermos.

“Before we start I have a confession to make,” Mary Kate said smiling at Allan. “I worked for the bureau, but am now full time at H&A Security.” Allan added, “Yes she did and yes we have worked together for several years now.”

Carla just said “Wow” and gave Mary Kate a big smile.

“Welcome Mr. Awls,” Carla said as she saw James walk in handing a black leather briefcase to Howard.

“Hello Carla, Howard I believe this is what you wanted. Allan, Marcus, Mary Kate, and you must be Maureen.” James shook every ones hand, “Let the meeting begin.” James sat down next to Craig who was next to Carla.