by Jay Merton (writing as Molly Halloran)
(From Episode 10: “She crossed the gravel lot to her little blue roadster, and followed Sarah down to the bay where she found…”)
She crossed the gravel lot to her little blue roadster, and followed Sarah down to the bay where she found Sarah just climbing down from her truck.
“Sarah!” she exclaimed, as she pulled herself from the confines of her little roadster, “I’m buying the saloon!”
“Oh wow!” Sarah replied, “We’ll be neighbors! I thought you came to the Bay for a cruise.”
“I did, originally,” Ines responded, the excitement still in her voice, “but opportunity knocked, and well, I couldn’t help but answer.”
“Great—C’mon,” Sarah said as she started towards the pier, “I have some news for Maggie!” And the two of them hurried down to join the Sparrow bunch on the pier.
“Maggie!” Sarah with her best outdoor voice called out, “The town reached a decision!”
Maggie and I (molly) quickly walked over to meet Sarah, hoping for the best, but…
“We’ll issue the appropriate permits tomorrow morning!” she announced, “the townsfolk’s concerns were answered, but, there is one little thing…”
“And that would be?” I asked with some apprehension.
“The flat parking fee,” Sarah replied, “$5.00 per vehicle per day of a cruise.”
“Molly?” Maggie, said passing that off to me.
“Agreed,” I replied, “and the docking fee?”
“Lar is working the numbers on that,” Sarah answered, “he’s thinking $500 per month.”
“OK,” Maggie replied, “that is very reasonable, I think. I’ll meet with him tomorrow. Hey, let’s take a celebration cruise!”
“I’m doing the cabbage patch!” Ines exclaimed.
“Where to Captain?” asked a crewman from the Sparrow’s deck.
“How about down to Two Harbors and back?” I suggested, “about three hours.”
“Are you sure we want to make a three hour tour, Ma’am?” the crewman asked in reply, a worried look upon his face.
“Sure, why not?” I answered, with some curiosity, “What’s your name crewman?”
TO BE CONTINUED…