As the conversation drifted away from business, Susan realized one little thing she hadn’t thought of, “I will need a car—my truck is part of Seven Tables’ business.”
Medlar Farkleberry’s (large) ears picked-up on that instantly, “Wal, I reckon I kin help you out there—I have something I just finished restoring that I figger you might like. It even pretnear matches th’ colors of yer truck.”
Susan, Chris and Lar walked next door to Farkleberry’s Star Service, and moments later he brought around a small, restored Ford pick-up.
And it did match—almost perfectly!
Season 8—Chapter 2—The Harbor—Episode 2:
At Farkleberry’s Star Service…It was a completely restored 1937 Ford pick-up truck, save for replacing the engine and transmission with up-to-date ones, and the colors? You’d think Lar Farkleberry had Susan in mind when he selected the colors…maybe?
The old Ford was Lar’s first “Hybrid Gas-Electric” conversion, with a four-cylinder engine charging the huge batteries hidden under the box. He also equipped it with full-time all-wheel-drive. Susan took it out for a short test-drive and after pronounced it “Perfect.”
Farkleberry sold it to her at a loss—figuring rightly that the buzz caused by Susan enjoying the benefits of hybrid-technology would result in some demand for it. She agreed not to discuss what she actually paid.
On the road back to Williams’ Station…Susan chose to take the long-way back—through the South-end of Danger Bay, with Chris following on her way back to PawZ—shortly after she entered the harbor area; Susan stopped suddenly. There it was, her new restaurant.
She turned in to the parking lot and Chris followed; her curiosity piqued—she had never noticed this place—and it was a wreck.
“Look at this, Chris. It’s perfect!”
Windows broken and haphazardly boarded over, parking lot overgrown with weeds, Chris was less-than impressed, “Are you sure?”
“Of the building? No. Of the location? Absolutely!” Susan wouldn’t know for sure until she could get inside, “There’s a phone number on the door, I’m going to call the Realtor®. Hmmmm…I wonder if she’s related to Boomer?”
“Same last name.”
To be Continued…
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