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Much later that morning Bette made the call to Peggy …
“Good morning Peggy.”
“Good morning darling. How are you?”
“Doing great. Tina tested this morning and she’s within the fertile window.”
“I guess I’m on grandmother duty then. Would you like me to pick Angie up from school?”
“Yes please. I already let them know to have her wait in the office for you instead of having her go out to the bus stop. You are authorized as one of her guardians along with Alice and Kit so there shouldn’t be any problem in you picking her up. However they will ask you for ID just for security purposes. We’ll pack her things and leave the suitcase with Kristen at the gallery if you don’t mind stopping here to pick it up.”
“No that’s fine. We’ll pick up Riley too. He can keep me company while she is in school. I really miss having a dog around.”
“I remember those two little pups you always traveled with. Maybe you should think about getting another one.”
“I’ve been thinking about that. Maybe I’ll take Angie with me to pick one out this week.”
“She would love that. By the way, she usually gets most of her homework done at school, but can you please check and make sure she has everything completed for tomorrow?”
“We’ll make sure of it. My house staff is already looking forward to having her here. Martha has a son Angie’s age. She’s volunteered to help with homework. Samuel will drive us to and from school. I know she’s been talking to Douglas about some recipes from her cooking lessons. He’s already done some grocery shopping. Manuel has set up her bedroom downstairs. We moved Wilson to the second floor so her room will be next to Jang Yin’s and closer to me.”
“Is Wilson OK with that?” When Bette asked the favor, she didn’t expect Peggy to rearrange her home to accommodate Angie for a few days each month, but she liked the idea of Angie’s room being closer to Peggy.
“It was his suggestion. He’s taking his “big brother” duties seriously. He says that the girls should stay downstairs close to me, and he was very willing take a room upstairs. You know he’ll be 13 in a couple of months. It’ll be good for him to have more privacy when they are all here. Plus, the media room, game room and gym are on the second floor and he uses them frequently.”