“Oh Carla, I almost forgot, the phone company is coming today. They are supposed to put a jack on the patio, in the wine cellar and the boathouse. Ask if they can put a jack inside the passageway by the doors like the boathouse one. Would you like that outside the wine cellar there by the laundry area instead? Sorry I forgot to tell you Friday.”
“Howard and I are going to see a client today, till this afternoon honey.”
“I’ll handle it. Sounds like you’re already on information overload.”
“I just got the gray matter shook up a little. I’ll call you at lunch time
and let you know about dinner time I’ve got to run.” Craig held out his
arms and Carla got her big hug and kisses.
“Love you.” Carla said as she opened the door for him. Carla poured herself another cup of coffee and sat down to watch the Today show, she did some laundry, got dressed in pedal pushers and a t-shirt not knowing when the phone company would arrive. By 11 the phone company had arrived, installed all the phone jacks that where requested.
At 12:30 PM, the last load of towels was in the drier when the house phone rang. “Mrs. Jones, this is Mr. Jones, am I speaking to the lady of the house.”
Carla started to laugh, “You are.”
“What are you up to Mrs. Jones, what are you wearing Mrs. Jones,” Craig laughed.
“Oh a t-shirt,” a giggle escaped. “Pedal pushers, oh I have to go Craig, my cell phones
“Carla, Vanessa, I received a call from your husband over the weekend,
are you ok?”
Carla answered, “No can Craig and I see you this week some time?”
“Tomorrow night 6, ok?”
“Yes, we’ll be there.”
An hour later, Craig was having lunch at Bob Evans working on a proposal when he heard, “Craig Jones.”
Craig looked up “Hi Joey, I just took a schematic to a prospective client on the north side of Carpenter. Checking up on me?” Craig said as he shook Joey’s hand.
“No, I just ran into you. How’s it going?”
“Great Joey, surprised at first, don’t know why I thought it would be any different than working anywhere else. Actually I like this arrangement.” Craig said smiling.
“If you need anything call me Craig. Oh any word on the Smiths’ funeral arrangements Craig?” Joey asked.
Craig shook his head, “Don’t know what happened to him?”
“Me either Craig, see you later.”
Craig hit the 1 and Carla’s cell phone rang “Let’s do pizza, I am going to stop at the Corner Pizza, call in what you would like Carla. See you soon, love you.”
45 minutes later, they sat eating pizza. “Something interesting happened today Craig” Carla said.
“What? Please don’t tell me you found more jars?”
“Not exactly, I was pulling out the boxes and things on the floor in the secret closet and found a whole lot of office equipment; in addition, a couple boxed Mont Blanc fountain pens, and assorted supplies, two phones one black and one brass candlestick telephones. And a big stack of used business accounting books for the liquor and furniture stores.”
Carla went on. “I already checked it on the one auction antique site and entered it in the computer with photos. Oh Vanessa called, she can see us at 6 tomorrow night.”
“Great, did you say us?”
“Yes it was your idea and her suggestion, is that a problem Craig?”
“No. It’s probably a good idea.”