Buzz, was a such a dear, he had come a week or so ago and installed a small dog door in the door to the mud room. He had also fenced in a good size area of the back yard that attached to the mud room door. Bootsy now had access to the yard whenever she wanted. Thanks to that, Bunny did not have to worry so much about getting home to walk her.
"I want be interrupting anything?"
"Nothing that I know of, anything you know of Bunny?"
Bunny had a mouth full of food so she just shook her head in agreement.
Buzz smiled, "Great, let me get my order in and I'll be right over."
A minute or two later Buzz was sitting down at their table. Mike asked,"What's up at Smith and Wells these days?"
"Nothing much, just the usual excitement of a hardware store; all the scoop on who's toilet isn't running, which kid is in trouble for breaking a neighbor's window, and the little ol' ladies who have taken on craft projects that involve wood, glue, and paint."
Buzz laughed, "Honest to God, I never knew how difficult one could make building a simple bird house. Naturally the Garden Club would choose that as their project. So I have helped 14 members, all wanting to make theirs a little more upscale than the others."
Mike laughed, "Not that they would be competitive."
"You would not believe what these women will do to win a prize - no offense Bunny."
"I'm not in the Garden in the Garden Club. I just pray I can keep Mary's Azaleas and Camellias alive, much less make a birdhouse."
"One lady wanted a porch, one wanted a porch with columns - reminiscent of Tara. Another wanted a skylight on the roof of her birdhouse. My favorite was the request for a chimney. I talked her out of a fireplace, explaining it would be a fire hazard."
Mike was dying of laughter. "Buzz, you are making this up."
"I couldn't it I tried. You wait. They will all be at the fall bazaar. You can see for yourself."
Bunny giggled. Just then Buzz's food came. As they all ate they chatted about random things. Bunny said her lawn was 'fixed' thanks to Mike.
Then Buzz stopped eating, "Bunny, I know what I wanted to ask you."
Bunny looked up from from her French fries.
"I ran into a new girl in town, Vivian. She said Wade had hired her and she was living on Magnolia in one of y'alls houses. She was cute and seemed smart. What's the deal?"
Mike just laughed. "Let me guess, you are interested?"
"Of course I am. If you met her, you would understand why."
Bunny just shook her head. "Buzz, I'm afraid she's off the market as far as you're concerned.?
"Ouch! You're saying I'm not good enough. I know she's not married."
Mike could not help himself, "Surprise Buzz, you have another half sister."
Buzz looked confused for moment. Then he looked at Bunny, "Seriously?"
" 'Fraid so. But she doesn't know it yet. Don't say anything - to anyone. Promise?"
"Of course. Who would believe me anyway? How did this happen?"
Mike looked at Buzz, "Well a woman and a man . . ."
Buzz laughed and interrupted him, "Ok, before that part?"
Mike just shook his head, "We may need to move to Dot's and get a round from Ike before you hear this chapter."
"Jeez, before I know it, Mike, you and I will be brothers."
Bunny gave Buzz a serious look. "Don't say such a thing. That's my fear."
Mike laughed, looked at Bunny, and said, "Well' it's been fun while it lasted."
Bunny was not amused. He patted her on the knee and winked at her. "Let's go to Dot's and get this sorted out."