After eight months of frozen city spending, a state bailout package paired with clever accounting allowed for a resumption of all public services. Bad scheduling, however, left Chloe working parent teacher conferences at the same time Walter had to stay late at work. Coupled with a last minute cancelation from their babysitter, the Carlisles had to ask Richard if he could watch the kids. When the kids heard that Richard was coming over, they were thrilled. They loved him. His spontaneous deliveries of ice-cream and cookies to the Carlisle’s house had made him quiet popular among the kids, not to mention the frequent porch breakfasts and sand toys he brought down for beach picnics.
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