It's a slow news day here in Backroads.
Hick has been on good-enough behavior not to draw my attention. The dogs haven't destroyed anything lately, although there IS a liver and some kind of head laying under the front porch pew. I told Hick about it last night, but went back to my dark basement lair without waiting to see if he flung them into the yard and then returned to his La-Z-Boy to paw at the remote control without washing his hands.
Genius has been safely ensconced in Overland Park, Kansas at his summer job with Garmin, for a week and a half. He's working with the same team, in the marine division, as last year. They requested him. I don't know all the techy details, but that department makes things like fish finders and the like. Last year, the apartment they put him up in was in Olathe. This year, he's a bit closer to Kansas City, which is a plus, though the apartment is not quite so nice. In any case, it's free rent, courtesy of Garmin.
This year, Genius shares an apartment with two roommates rather than one. He got there first, thanks to his college schedule, and of course picked the master bedroom that has its own bathroom. There's no fireplace this year, and the kitchen isn't as nice, but Genius won't be spending a lot of time there anyway. He'll be working a 40-hour week. The apartment complex has a pool and a workout room. AND he's only about 20 minutes from Kansas City.
Here are a few pictures of his home away from home, and a glimpse of Genius that I don't think will spoil his anonymity.
Because he wasn't sure of the address at first, I belatedly sent him two weeks worth of his $6 weekly fast food allowance (started by his grandma) and his weekly $10 worth of scratch-off tickets. Today he sent me a text that he won $102.
I guess my luck is transferable.