me: How are you?
char: Terrible. I can’t get the slot machine to work on my phone.
me: We can’t come in your room, so you may be stuck for a while.
me: We can gamble the old-fashioned way. I’m thinking of a number between 1 and 10. What is it?
me: Oh, close. It was 6. You owe me a dollar.
char: Yeah, right.
me: We’re watching for your $600 check from the government, although it’s now a $599 check from the government.
I think she might be feeling better. I know I am. I won a dollar.