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Scheduling Conflicts

The day started off like any other morning. Anne and George got ready for work and headed out with Robbie. Ashley was doing whatever Ashley did, and Amy got her and John ready and then took him to the nursery. She was warmly greeted upon entering the lobby.

"Amy! We weren't expecting you back until Tuesday! How was New York? Any jet lag?" Amy couldn't help put chuckle. Diane ran the front desk and always managed to be bubbly and friendly bright and early in the morning.

"Morning Diane. I came home a couple of days early, but jet lag's starting to catch up with me. That's why I'm dropping John off today. His dad has to work and I've got some things I need to do this morning before I can nap and let my internal clock readjust."

"No problem sweetie. Let's get your little guy all checked in and then you get started on that nap. And don't worry about coming back to work until Tuesday." She dropped John off at his playroom and kissed him on the cheek before he scampered off to play. As she drove home she mentally went over her plan of talks for the day and the rest of the weekend. Today she would talk to Ashley, her dad, and her best friends and tomorrow she planned to talk to Ben and then Ricky's parents. It was going to be an emotional afternoon, one she would have to repeat tomorrow. After arriving home she called Ben and left a message, knowing he was at work.

"Hi Ben. I was wondering if you'd be free Saturday afternoon so we could talk. Let me know when you'll be free and I'll come by your house. Talk to you soon." She didn't bother to add 'I love you.' Next she looked up the number for Ricky's parents. She'd asked her dad a while back if he knew their number and he told her he'd written it down in the household phone book. Pulling the small book out of a drawer in the kitchen, Amy found the number and dialed. Margaret picked up on the second ring.


"Hello. This is Amy Juergens."

"Hello, Amy! What can I do for you?"

"I'd like to have a personal conversation with you and your husband and was calling to see if either of you have any time available this Saturday evening to speak with me." Margaret was a little taken aback at both Amy's request and her polite formality. But she knew the best way to get to the bottom of things was to talk about it.

"I'm free Saturday evening, but I'll have to check with Shakur. I'll call you back as soon as I know what his schedule looks like."

"Okay, thank you. I'll talk to you later. Good bye." Margaret stared at the phone for a moment. Well that was odd. I wonder what's going on with those two. Margaret wanted to call Ricky and ask what was going on but decided it might be better to hear what Amy had to say first.

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