The nice part about Saturday has the time to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of a non-business day. Of course, part of that is to inhale the aroma of the freshly brewed cup of coffee just waiting to be inhaled.
As the cup is poised within millimeters of my lips, my attention is drawn to my phone. The presence of someone on the porch trips the alarm, which is a subtle vibration. Thankful that whoever it is has read the “Do Not Ring the Doorbell” sign, I start the unlock process. The security system from last week has been returned to the supplier due to being awash with glitches. Gate retracted, bar lifted, tear gas triggers disabled, Concertina wire pilled back, deadbolts thrown, locks unlocked, and the door opens slowly.
Standing on the porch are two beautiful women. Being somewhat stunned since my attire is still robe and pajamas, my words struggle to be free. “C-can I help you?” One woman steps forward. “You don’t recognize us?”
My face flushes, and then, looking closer, my eyes fly open with the realization that standing on my front porch are Dale Rogerson and Resa McConaghy. Of course, it took me a moment because both are blogging buddies, and we never met in person. (Not to mention the “up in years” factor of yours, indeed) Seeing the two here produces a sentiment wash which threatens a tear session. I stifle the thought.
Resa reminds me that I promised her some fine wine at the usual pub stop. Dale reminds me that I invited her to come to join us for a drink. I ask them to go inside to meet Lucy, Twiggy, and The Producer. Both decline to cite a concern about jumping over the moat. I lower the drawbridge, and they come inside. Dale hands me an envelope on her way by. Of course, it is from Linda Hill, and the paper inside has the following. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “wash/awash.” Use one, use both, use ’em any way you like. Bonus points for using both. Enjoy!
If you would like to enjoy visiting Linda’s blog and read how easy it is. Here is the link. https://lindaghill.com/2022/07/29/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-july-30-2022/
“Well, hello, ladies. So nice to meet you.”
“Resa and Dale, this is Bill.”
“And I might say that having you two as company today puts a shine on this old post.”
“Excuse, Bill. He gets a little carried away with his welcome sometimes.”
“What do you mean? I’m just being gracious.”
“If you want to be gracious, you’ll pick up the tab.”
“Hold on there, Red Ryder. It is your turn to buy, and as I recall in a previous correspondence, you said Resa could have some of your 2000 Château Lafite Rothschild.”
“I wanted her to know our pub has fine wine.”
“Would you two excuse us for a minute? I need to confer with my friend here.”
“Why are you walking me away from Dale and Resa?”
“So they won’t hear what I’m about to say.”
“Okay, I don’t think they can hear now.”
“That wine costs a thousand dollars a bottle.”
“Yeah, I know.”
“Where’re you going to get that kind of dough?”
“Mega millions. I’m going to win and be awash in money.”
“You dope, the drawing was yesterday, and you didn’t win.”
“Oh. I didn’t know that. Good thing I didn’t waste my money on a ticket.”
“You gotta be kidding me. You thought you would win but didn’t buy a ticket?”
“Well, the odds are the same whether you have a ticket or not.”
“So what are you going to do about the thousand-dollar bottle of wine.”
“Oh, I’ll think of something. It’ll all come out in the wash.”
“So you will come clean?”
“Let’s just say I promised some wine, and I’ll deliver. Let’s go.”
Thanks to Dale and Resa for coming to the pub with us today.