Jake grinned. “Yeah, I get the picture.”
“You got something to say, old man?” Gabe asked, shooting a playful look in his direction.
“I’d say it’s about darn time.” Jake plopped down in a chair opposite.
“You know, I have dated once in a while. I just don’t parade them around you.”
“Oh, yeah. You afraid of a little competition?” Jake challenged.
Gabe grunted. “Yeah, right. You think you can impress her with your AARP membership card?”
“You better watch out. This fossil is about to whip your young-whippersnapper butt.”
Gabe grinned. He probably could. “You want to get some coffee?”
“Maybe take in the local sights, too?”
Gabe’s grin got bigger. “My thoughts precisely,” he said heading for the door.
On the way, Jake gave a snort. “If this don’t beat all. Driving fifteen miles to town for a cup of coffee. This better be some outstanding coffee.”
Come to think of it, Gabe couldn’t remember what the coffee tasted like. It must have been good, or surely he would have noticed. “I’m kind of hoping she will let me nose around a little so I can get a closer look at the attic and roof. That’s why going to town right now will work out perfect. She won’t have to take time out of her busy schedule to show us around. We can do it right after she closes.”
“It’s all in the timing.”
“That’s what I’ve heard.”
“Take it from someone who knows, it’s all about the timing,” Jake bragged.