Has it been a long hot summer?
MAXIE: In spite of all Ambs hard work with getting the recognition she deserves, she's been in our kitchen night and day. And it's a hot one! Sweaty and all. I dunno how she does it. (He looks a little sad) of course, she came third in the contest, but still, it's given her loads of customers. She's been working from home, filling orders.
AMBER: (looking more thin than ever) It is a task just staying cool, but it's all worth it. (she smiles) At least I keep telling myself.
MAXIE: Must be that global warming. We've had to break down and get some cooling units. Especially, in the kitchen and the bedroom. (He shrugs with a smile)
AMBER: He's a polar bear at night. (she chuckles)
MAXIE: I've been doing my fair share of sweating, too. (He looks at her as if he hasn't been sitting on his arse all the time)
AMBER: Yes, he's been gardening and cutting down, loads of vegetation we didn't really need out back. (she smiles) We might have egg plant soon.
MAXIE: I know it shouldn't be our favorite room at home, but there is always something going on in the kitchen. And I have to be there to taste the goods.