Season 14—Adventure 1—Arrival—Episode 2—Scene 1… After making an appointment, Lacy drove out to see Heck O’Reilly and Charlie Johnson at Moosehead County Storage.
Lacy drove out to see Heck O’Reilly and Charlie Johnson
They met outside a ramshackle building—which upon entering she found to be quite modern inside, “This is not what I expected!”
“We purchased this building from a hotel in Grand Marais and had the concrete block portion of that building demolished, while preserving the front façade,” Charlie was quite proud of their acquisition, “We carefully disassembled the façade and brought it here.”
“After reassembling it with new, treated framing and retaining the board and batten siding, we applied the latest and best known preservative coating to the entire façade to preserve its appearance.” Heck added, “And the built a larger warehouse with steel and brick construction.”
“We need someone capable of running this entire facility three days a week,” Charlie explained.
“As we wish to semi-retire and spend those three days fishing,” Heck grinned, “And, perhaps, four days.”
“For now, three days is perfect,” Lacy replied (she knew that Cujo would cover her travel from St. Jo. by using the Adventure Train to get her back and fourth), “And we can discuss that forth day when the time comes.”
“Let’s talk compensation,” Charlie said.
They did—and Lacy was satisfied.
Arrival—Episode 2—Scene 2… At Karen’s Kozy Kabins On the Bluff… The profitable townhouse “Kabins” were located right on the shoreline and generated a good profit margin for Karen Thayer. The original “Kabins” were located near the top of the adjacent bluff. Karen had no problem renting those to long-term tenants—but had no one to manage their needs.
There was one cabin—the largest of the lot—that was seldom rented as folks seemed to prefer the cozier small cabins. It was Karen’s original office and home in the past—and she had a fondness for it.
After Lacy arrived and they toured the cabin and went over her duties.
“What do you think, Lacy?”
“What do you think, Lacy?”
“I think it’s perfect,” Lacy replied, “And the job doesn’t sound too difficult.”
“The people who live here are pretty easygoing and seldom have issues,” Karen explained, “Just having you here three or four days a week will make them happy.”
“I need to call Chris, excuse me a moment,” Lacy said as she pulled out her communicator (much more than even today’s smartphones), “Chris, you got to see my new place! Yes—I’m her now with Karen on the bluff.”
Chris wasn’t all that far away and arrived a few minutes later, “WOW!”
“I agree,” Lacy replied, “Thank you Karen!”
“Welcome again to Danger Bay,” Karen replied.
To be CONTINUED…