The metallic, hollow structure that I had devoted so much of my time to learning more about appears to be a perfect cube. It spans 100 feet on every side. I keep searching for evidence that the edges or corners have been seamed together, but there is no spot where there is any evidence of that. The only opening is on the center of the top side, facing the sky. That is where the vine comes out of. The width of the vine’s stalk is about the size of a quarter and the surface of the structure seals completely around it.
“Would you stop daydreaming and help me with this thing?” Loretta beckoned. She noticed I was a bit out of sorts and was trying to make me pay for it. It isn’t often that you meet people who accept you for your good points, as well as your bad ones. Until I came to know Loretta, I never could have imagined that I would find this quality of character in another. At once, she had the ability to bring out both the best and worst in me.
“I know. I know. No time to waste,” I grumbled. “For some reason, I am just not feeling it today.” Upon saying this, I walked over to where she was standing and handed her to key to the hitch. She unleashed the pin and began moving the generator over the spot we had been digging. I grabbed the extension cord with one hand and flung it over my shoulder. Then I reached down to grab the saw.
With a giant exhale, I navigated to the area in which we were working. I placed my goggles over my eyes, covering snugly over my eyeglasses and waved down to Loretta. I then connected to extension cord to the saw and flung down the plug to her. “Fire up the generator!” I shouted.
To be continued…