The weekend was upon us. The phone rang, and I looked at the time. It was five minutes before 5 p.m. What the heck, I thought. I’ll make this quick. I should have known better.
The voice on the other end of the phone was big and rough. “This is Jack up in Casper, Wyo. I’ve been workin’ on this boiler all week, and I gotta get it goin’ before the weekend. Think you can help me?”
“I’ll try,” I replied with caution. “Wha