As Ben was parking the van in the garage, Ari's eyes squinted and her face darkened. He saw Savannah's car parked beside the van.
Naomi, I instructed you to burn that car. Havent I? Ari said.
Yes, Sir, but Sir Alfred will explain everything to you. Naomi responded.
Upon entering the townhouse, Alfred greeted the couple, including Ben and Edwin. Welcome back! Alfred said.
Thank you, Alfred... nice to see you! Savannah said.
Ari greeted Alfred... Naomi said you decided to fix Savannah's car?
Yes, Ari... hear me out first before you get upset. Alfred retorted. First of all, the car is in good shape. It has very low mileage, only 165. The engine is great. Imperfection is in the body only. Ben and Edwin could use it for errands. Alfred said.
Ari then turned to face Savannah, saying, "Promise me, honey, you will not drive that car and you will not drive anymore.
" Whoa... what? I will not be driving anymore? Why? Savannah ask
Ari and I fell, we rose, we made mistakes, we learned. We are both human, and neither of us is perfect. When we got married, I was constantly hurt, both mentally and physically, but I survived. We saw being alive as a precious privilege, and despite the challenges we faced, we learned to breathe, enjoy it, and pursue our dreams. Sometimes there is sadness, but there are also a lot of happy times. We always put our foot in front of the other. We focus on our goal. We are both grateful for our struggle because it has made us stronger as one.Someday, everything will be perfect. So, for now, we laugh while we are finalizing the plan for our farm, our project. As I continue to work full time, he will start to work part time while working on our farm. It may take six months or three months to begin construction, but I am confident that we are on the right track.This project will end up being the biggest step in our lives. "You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to
Ari and I enjoy working together on a project. He always tells me that he treasured our time together, whether for fun or working on a project that we both loved. The grant money changed the landscape of our plan. Ari and I decided to add more facilities for children, like a small playground between the Japanese garden and the lanai. He ordered freshwater colorful fishes like the peacock cichlid, jack dempsey, electric blue acara, and paradise fishes to be added to the manmade lake that is flowing under the lanai. We are creating a paradise for children and adults. I admired Ari's planning and creativity. He always teases me about filing for an early retirement so I can work on the farm. I miss you honey when you're at work... Please reconsider filing for an early retirement. Ari said. I did not respond. How can I tell him that he is suffocating me? Going to work everyday is getting away from his claws, his over protectiveness and public displays of affection. I need time to adjust
As soon as Arnel, Sam, and Adam arrived to help with the farm, Ari was called to report to Camp Robert's Army base in Monterey. He will work for three days a week as a consultant.He appoints Arnel as the officer in charge of the construction, since he is an engineer. He has 2 assistants. Adam was appointed as creative design consultant. Ari gave him a graphic design assistant and 2 buyers. Sam was the operations manager with three assistants. Jessica was in charge of the food preparations and manager of the bed and breakfast canteen. She was given two assistants, a baker and a kitchen worker. Jeanne was in charge of the butterfly farm souvenir shop. Ari assigned a bookkeeper and customer service personnel to Jeanne. Chito, Jeanne's husband, was in charge of the over all maintenance of the whole farm. He was given four maintenance workers. With all these employees on payroll, Savannah was too busy doing the budgeting.Thank God, we are still on the budget as I see it f
Everyone is excited about the opening day. The staff completed the signs early in the morning. At 6am, Ari, Sam, Arnel, and Ben inspected the whole farm. Security is Ben and Edwin's priority. Savannah went to check Jessica who was so busy the whole night baking and braising in the kitchen with the help of her staff, Mariel and Lani. She check the shop headed by Jeanne and her staff, they are still busy arranging the souvenirs, stuffing the displays and other items in their department. Chito was busy the day before, checking the shop, the kitchen, bed and breakfast facility, dining room, and the power lines.At 8 am, the entrance gate opened as people were waiting in line already. Lani and Mariel are checking their tickets. By 10 am, a lot of visitors were roaming around, taking pictures, enjoying the Ja
Sir Alfred, you're back from your vacation! Naomi greeted him. I have to end our European tour to come back and see you guys and, of course, the farm. Where's everybody? Sir Ari is at camp and Mam Savannah is at work. Who's incharge? Our operations manager, Sam. Let me call him and I will introduce you to everyone Sir Alfred. Naomi texted Sam to please come to the gate. In 15 minutes, Sam was walking fast. He thought someone was harassing Naomi. Ben and Arnel followed. Then, they saw Alfred... Hi Sir Alfred... you're back! Ben said. Hi Ben...I had to rush over when Ari sent me an email about the opening day. I was still in London at that time. I felt so bad that I missed it. Well... I can show you around. Guys, this is Sir Alfred. He is the one responsible for the acquisition of this farm. Meet Sam, our operations manager, Arnel, our engineer, and Adam. He is Sir Ari's nephew, our creative and social media director. Guys, thank you for everything you've done
One Saturday early morning, around 5 am, 8 vans with 10 sitters each were already parked at the gate. It seems that they are waiting for the gate to open. It's too early. Why are they here? As Arnel was monitoring the security screen, he was alarmed. He instructed Ben, Edwin, and other guards to check the park vans while Arnel allerted Adam and Sam. Sam decided to buzz Ari. They were all surprised when Ben, Edwin, and the other guards went back with smiles from ear to ear. Adam radio Ben... who are those people? Nothing to worry about! It was a surprise visit from Ms Sav's family, including the doctors and other medical staff. We have 75 people waiting for the gate to open. The children were quite upset because they wanted to see their grandmother and they were hungry too. It was too late for the surprise because Ari was in the monitoring room already. Ari instructed Jessica to prepare breakfast right away. Then, he went to greet Sav's family and others, and instructed Sam t