Write about: the hovel.
Bakery was about the same this morning, maybe slightly busier than yesterday. I expect things to pick up tomorrow and Saturday though.
Natalie was let out of school early today, so she came over to play with Max after lunch. It's interesting to observe the changes brought about by her being in school. There's been a lot of good, but she's also definitely picking up some bad habits from her peers.
To be expected, but not always easy to deal with.
"It is a bit of a fixer-upper."
"That implies that it is broken down, brother."
"It is what we can afford right now, brother. After our last job went South."
"So, in response, you wish for us to go North? To this... this... hovel?"
"Everyone flees to the South, brother. Remember the Cousins? Mitchell and Nancy? South. Jailed less than a week later. They will not expect this. And, should they discover our ruse, they would never find us here."
"If we fix it up too nicely they will find us quite easily, brother."
"We will leave the outside as it is. The interior will become much nicer."
"Livable, you mean brother?"
"That implies that it is unlivable in its current state, brother."
"I would agree with that assessment."
"It will not be forever, brother. We will make do while we are there."
"I do not wish to make do, brother. I wish to make nice. Luxurious, even. May-"
"With what money, brother? It is better than prison. That is all that matters for now."
"Yes. For now, brother."