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Chapter 345 of Book 3 is in the queue

August 21, 2015
Posted at 4:54 pm

This week with Arlene and Jeff:

...With a momentary blur to the holo, Ship translated to high above Times Square, New York City, and a little to the side. The magnified view of the proceedings was perfect.

After a gasp of recognition from everyone, Jeff stood up to announce, "We have awhile before it's midnight in Times Square. After the show here, I have selected several locations that are supposed to have some impressive fireworks displays. We'll move with the time zones for a couple of hours, winding up back home at midnight local time. Since it's a clear night for most of the US, we should have a ringside seat."

With Ship's technology, the forward holo showed the ball poised high over One Times Square. As the crowd chanted the seconds down from a minute, the Matthews clan joined in.

"I'm still not completely convinced that they're not alien," Matt's wife, Courtney, whispered into his ear as the count continued. "Did you know Jeff was going to have Ship take us up tonight?"

"Didn't have a clue that we were up until those screens or holographs or whatever they are came on just then. I thought we were still sitting out back of the Retreat."

As the count neared zero, everyone came to their feet, the wives surrounding their husbands, everyone chanting the count for the last ten seconds.

"Happy New Year," everyone screamed in unison and, even in the big room, it was loud.

Have a goodun;