Daily Word |Prompt from Sheryl
Sorry |I haven’t been around. Comp died. Trying to learn lap top which has different key placement and as you know, I can’t see so it’s been a bit frustrating and I took some time. It’s been a busy month with birthdays and the changes to our lifestyle. Taking time out was a good thing I think. But forgive typeos because I probably won’t notice them at the moment. The laptop needs to be set up as yet. Still have programs missing.
Here goes! lol
If Tara was going to get anywhere, it would mean she’d have to heft these large stones out of her way. Some were definitely manageable and she could push others and use a shovel to lift most. Still that meant a great many rocks would require a mover. She hoped Jake was up to the task and had time since he owned a small bulldozer that would fit between the houses and into the back yard. When she’d accomplished as much as was humanly possible, she gave Jake a call. He answered on the third ring which meant he was busy.
“Hi, how you doing?”
“Good, what’s up? Sorry, pressed for time.”
“Remember that back yard project I mentioned?”
Jake sighed, “Yeah.”
“Well, it’s nearly done. I was wondering though, if you could bring your little bulldozer for the last few rocks. I can’t move them otherwise.”
“Sure. I have time after six. That work for you?”
“Thanks, Jake. I hate to ask, but I simply can’t do this alone.”
“No problem, kid. See you then.”
Jake smiled as he hung up the phone. He knew how independent she was and he knew it took a lot for her to ask for help. He was only too happy to oblige even though he had a full day ahead of him and he could hardly spare the time, but he would. For her, he definitely would. He waited a full two seconds before the address appeared on his cell. Awe yes, the Henderson’s old place.
Tara was relieved at Jake’s punctuality. There wasn’t much light left and she had to finish this project within two days. It took him a matter of a half an hour to remove the debris and he even leveled the round for her which was a god send.
She walked toward him and said, “Thanks, Jake, I really appreciate your making time for this. How much do owe you?”
“This one’s on the house. I’ll catch you next time.” He turned to walk away when her quick intake of breath stopped him short and he turned to look her way.
“Omg, Jake, is that what I think it is?”
Jake walked toward her and then stared at what she was pointing at. Hunkering down he pulled a cover up and out. “Shit, I’d say if you thought it was a body, then you’d be right.”
“It’s been here a while. A long while,” he observed.
“I I’ll call the police.”
Jake dragged his fingers through his hair. Damn, this was an unwelcomed and definitely not fortuitous find. Since he and the local cops weren’t on particularly friendly terms, he wasn’t looking forward to what was to come. But he’d hang, Tara needed his support. She’d swear otherwise, but the horrified look on her face suggested otherwise.