||Baker Sipapu 48 Bob reached for the door handle, and Jim yelled at him. He jumped out of the truck, and came around to help, as Joanna got out the driver's side. "I"11 go in and change," she said, "if you can get by without me." They assured her they could as Jim helped Bob to a wheeled lounge. As she turned and went along the house to the door of the kitchen, Jim called: "Check the roast. The vegetables are in the sink already peeled, if you want to put them in." She looked back and nodded as Jim caught Bob and set him on his feet, then helped him over to the wheeled lounge and settled him down. Bob leaned back in relief, as Jim covered him with a blanket folded on the lounge. Not much was said, as Jim took his place in one of the chairs near the table under the overhang of the patio roof. As Jim remarked it looked like rain, Bob looked up and remembered that this was why part of the patio had been roofed so that it could be used in wet weather. Joanna appeared presently in boots, dark jeans and a plaid shirt, with her blonde hair caught back with a ribbon. She was carrying a tray with mugs and a coffee pot, and she poured them each a mug of the hot, fragrant drink before she sat down. "So you are going to be a working man?" Jim inquired as he stirred his coffee. "You sure know the right people; you wouldn't be much good with a pick and shovel."