THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 138
…Roy Crippen’s 3-2-1-0 plan is already as obsolete as Sputnik…
3. Elucidate his concept of Francine employment,
c) to her and NASA.
b) as neither he or Braden can do it right now.
1. Describe his feelings for her,
a) when he doesn’t fully understand them.
Oh. Pray that she feels the same about him,
No) now that he has left himself open for a huge fall.
1. It doesn’t hurt to pray.
2. She must have quit her job or she wouldn’t be here now.
3. She has the whole ranch eating out of her hand.
“I am impressed Francine! For a city slicker, it looks like you have taken to life out here very well,” Roy kisses her on the cheek, just as if he has been doing it for years. There is something about assumed affection that is good for building a solid relational foundation…. he thinks.
“I like it out here,” she kisses him back, “and forgive me for wondering why you don’t have a house of your own on the ranch?”
“That happens to be on my “someday” list of things to do, but there never seemed to be any hurry, with me eating, living, and breathing Space Colony 1.”
“And I guess you will be doing the same with Space Colony II?” Francine is fishing.
“Things are happening, even changing so fast that I may have to make some mid-flight adjustments. Like right now, for example: If I could, I would head for the sawmill shed and start picking out lumber for that house. Trouble is, I’d be borrowing bits and pieces from everyone else’s life to make something out of mine.”
“Did you ever stop to think that that is how it is done?” Francine is setting the hook.
“Well, I guess I should start by delegating more at work…”
“You can start by coming into the house and talking to me. I think we have some new ground to cover.” Francine begins to reel him in.
THE RETURN TRIP