CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and FIFTY
“Is the Internet still struggling?” Jacob asked. “We’ve upgraded twice since the pandemic started.”
“We think people are stealing our WiFi,” Aaron said.
A few people in the audience cheered as if to agree.
“It’s secured,” Jacob said.
“Not enough,” Aaron said. “Jerry came up with a plan to put separate internet on every floor with two WiFi boxes on each level. We think it will work better.”
“I’m a network engineer,” Jerry said.
“Sounds good to me,” Jacob said. “Just give me the details and we’ll work it out.”
“You don’t mind spending the money?” Aaron asked.
“Not at all,” Honey said. “You all have done the hard work of keeping yourselves and each other safe. If we can support that, then we’re going to do it.”
The residents in the audience cheered.
“Is there anything else?” Jacob asked.
“There’s a list of small things,” Aaron said. He gave a sheet of paper to Jacob.
“I’ll go through it,” Jacob said.
“We want you to know that we’re proud of you,” Honey said. “We’re getting through this terrible time. Together.”
“It’s been okay,” Cassidy said with a shrug. “I feel lucky to be here with some many people like me. And get the help I need from the nurses. I don’t know what I would have done if I was out in the world or stuck at my mom’s house.”
A few people in the audience cheered again.
“Well, let us know,” Jacob said. “I’m sorry to rush. But I have to head off for another meeting. This week is nutty for me. I think Honey and MJ can stay if you need something else.”
“We should have asked for more,” Cassidy said in a loud voice.
“You have our numbers?” Jacob asked.
Everyone nodded. The residents cheered as Jacob, Steve, Honey, and MJ left the auditorium. Honey felt like she should stay longer, chat more, but the pandemic made it too dangerous to hang out with anyone. They went through the lobby and to their vehicles.
“What do you think?” Jacob asked.
“It’s good,” Honey said.
“I like that they feel comfortable enough to ask us,” Steve said. “We should take that as a compliment.”
“Job well done,” Honey said with a nod.
“I agree,” Jacob said. He waved with the sheet of paper and got in his Lipson Construction truck.
“Would you like to do some thing or do you have to get to work?” Honey asked.
“I have to go,” MJ said. “I’m still doing physicals.”
“I have to get ready for the board meeting anyway,” Honey said with a nod.
MJ helped her into her van and waited until she was out of the parking lot. Honey continued on toward Lipson Construction and the board meeting. MJ got into his sedan and drove to the Factory, where he worked.
MJ was nearing the Factory when Honey called.
“Can you believe it’s only Tuesday?” Honey asked.
“No,” MJ said. “I cannot.”
Laughing, Honey rang off. MJ pulled into his parking spot with a grin on his face.
Denver Cereal continues on Monday...
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