Murphy said his goodbye and headed back out of the shop leaving Jason alone in the office with his thoughts.
Jason stood up and adjusted his coveralls. He pulled the pouch of his jockstrap down and made himself a bit more comfortable. While he’d slept on that couch many times, he’d never realized just how miserable it was to sit on. The material seemed to slowly push you to the front while pulling your clothes to the back.
He made a note to himself to have the couch replaced with something more comfortable aand also more durable.
Walking over and sitting down at his desk, Jason looked over the stack of work items in his inbox. Well, if he played his cards right, he could just lock himself in the shop for about a month and keep himself busy with all the work that needed to be done. Of course, it wouldn’t work that way as many of the work orders were for pumps, wellheads, and other remote items that he would have to go out to and work on in the field.
“Well, either way, I can keep myself away from things for a good month or so.” he thought to himself as he picked up the stack of work orders and started prioritizing them.
Back in his truck, Murphy thought that his talk with Jason had gone fairly well but we wasn’t entirely certain. Jason had always been the wildcard of his leadership team. They had been friends since high school and while Jason knew about the extra-curricular activity on the farm, he hadn’t been involved with them until the last week or so.
He still couldn’t believe the rough fuck he’d gotten from Jason but he certainly wasn’t going to complain about it.
Trent was out on the south unit asssessing the corn crop and checking on the detasseling teams. The teams had been doing a great job, the lines looked almost perfect with even heights. The corn itself was going nicely and the rains had been steady so far.
“If this keeps up like this, we’re going to have a massive harvest and we’re going to be hard pressed to store it all.” he said aloud while he made a mental note to check the commodity prices, “We may have to do some serious selling to make room and lock in some profit for the year.”
Colin, meanwhile, was flopped on Murphy’s couch flipping channels while waiting for the dishwasher to run its cycle. Everyone thought he had the easiest job on the farm being Murphy’s bitch and cooking. What they didn’t realize was just how intensely he and Murphy were bonding nor the turmoil under the surface of the farm.
He was just dozing off when he got a text from Murphy telling him to put together a couple of trays of appetizers and have a pot of coffee and a gallon of tea ready for 3:15pm.
“Interview happening then on short notice. State is sending us one of their animal husbandry students down here for a possible internship and maybe we can hire him.”
Colin got to work on this part of the deal, while Trent and Jason swore but wrapped up what they were doing and started heading for the workhouse.