Just a Little Bit More
Saying for the Day: Assumptions are the termites of relationships. ~Henry Winkler
Thursday has arrived again. Right after Wednesday which is the way things are supposed to happen. So , ready or not, it is time for another elf tale.
Once upon a time , not very long ago and not very far away, there lived two neighbors. They had lived side by side for a very long time. In fact nobody in the area could remember a time when these two families had not lived in those houses side by side. They both owned their houses free and clear and both made a good living running little businesses in the mall. In fact their businesses in the mall where just three stores apart.
One would think that given such conditions both families would be living very happy lives .
One would be wrong.
Fred, the man who lived with his family in the house on the left was not happy. He had not been happy for a long time. It was all Roger’s fault. Roger lives in the house on the right.
It seems that Roger’s house is just a little bigger than Fred’s. Roger’s car is just a little bigger than Fred’s. Roger’s lawn is just a little bit bigger than Fred’s. Roger has four kids and Fred has three. Are you begging to see the problem. Fred’s oldest son had an almost perfect record and was Salutatorian of his class. But that year Roger’s son had a perfect A average and was Valedictorian.
Fred resented Roger. The resentment was eating him up. Just once he wanted to be the one that was a little bit better. But it never happened. The ride a mower that Fred bought was a little smaller than Roger’s. The pop up camper was the same. He could not win.
Not that Roger called attention to these things. He didn’t even seem to notice. He was always friendly to Fred. Always had a “Hi Neighbor “ for him when he saw him in the yard. He even invited Fred and family to dinner but Fred turned him down. He knew that everything in Roger’s house would be just a little better than what was in his house. So the invitation just ticked him off.
Aside from that both men were a good part of the community. Both gave to local charities, of course Roger gave a little more than Fred. Both volunteered time to help local organizations with Roger giving a little more time.
And so it went day after day and week after week.
Until one week when Fred was coming home from donating new gloves to the local Little League Team and finding out that Roger was donating the uniforms . A little man in a green suit with funny shoes stopped him. The little man explained that he was an elf and because of Fred’s good deeds he was being granted one wish..
He didn’t even hesitate but wished that from this time on he would always have a little more of whatever Roger had.
The Elf said “ So you have wished so shall it be”
To be continued next Thursday.
#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal .Poor Tommy UK is stuck with mysteries he may never solve.
He knows what the hum was. It was a sound so high pitched that human ears couldn’t hear it. But animals could and dogs did.
He traced the sound with a high frequency sound meter and found it came from a building behind Kivi & Maki’s store. So he knows where the machine was.
He knew that whoever set up the machine didn’t want it found hence the bomb.
Since the people came back after the bomb destroyed the building he knows that the machine in the building was responsible for the people desapearing.
What Tommy UK doesn’t know:
1. Who set up the machine.
2. Why they set up the machine.
3. Why he wasn’t affected by the machine.
The first question is a hard one to answer unless Homeland Security finds some clue in the wreckage. But whoever did it had to have access to cutting edge science and equipment. They had to have money.
The second question is even harder. Why set up such an elaborate machine in a town like Pigeon Falls? Was it a test before moving on to some city? Did somebody have it in for Pigeon Falls? All he has is more questions and no answers.
The third problem bothers him more than the other two. Why wasn’t he affected? Why didn’t he fade away?
Problems! Problems ! Problems!
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This was a day I could easily have done without. My oxygen was off ten points from low normal. I spent most of the day in the bedroom connected to the oxygen concentrator. I watched television. I didn't get to visit any blogs. I just saw the computer long enough to get my blog up and now to close it. I hope tommorow is better. Now I need a breathing treatment.