Chapter 130: Better Than Now
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Su Sanlang nodded in agreement. “Okay, I will tell them later.”
Madam Zhao couldn’t help but ask with a smile, ” Simei, can Uncle Huzi’s leg be cured?”
Su Xiaoling was also curious. Were medical books really that magical? Could any kind of illness be cured?
Su Xiaolu smiled and said, “Not completely, but it can make him much better. We won’t know how well he can heal until later.”
It could be that if he walked slower, others wouldn’t be able to tell that he was limping, or he could really return to walking like a normal person after working out day after day.
Tendons can be stretched, and they will heal after consistent exercise.
But stretching didn’t feel good, and not everyone could endure it.
“What about your auntie’s face…”
Madam Zhao thought of Madam Qian’s face and could not help but have some expectations.
Su Xiaolu said truthfully, “I’ve only read about it in medical books. I’m not sure how much better it will be.”
It might not be as miraculous as what was recorded in the medical books, but it would still be effective. Therefore, no matter what, it would be better than the current condition.
It was just that it was not delicious, but the effects were still there.
Therefore, the scar removal medicine might not be that magical, but it would not be completely ineffective.
“That’s still good. As long as they can be treated, it’s better than it is now.”
Madam Zhao smiled gently. She believed that Su Xiaolu could do what she said.
Seeing Chen Hu and Madam Qian crippled for so many years, even if it was only a little better, it was worth being happy about.
Madam Zhao and Su Sanlang looked at each other and smiled knowingly. Looking at Su Sanlang’s covered left eye, her heart ached. Su Sanlang losing an eye was a permanent pain in her heart.
And this pain could not be cured in a lifetime. No one in this world could grow eyes again.
Su Xiaolu noticed Madam Zhao’s sadness.
Thinking about Su Sanlang’s eyes, Su Xiaolu decided that she would make a prosthetic eye for Su Sanlang in the future.
But she wasn’t going to say anything about that just yet.
After dinner, Su Sanlang and Madam Zhao went to find Chen Hu and Madam Qian.
After sitting down, Su Sanlang said, “Hu, Simei asked me to bring you a message. She said that she will treat your leg in three days. Sister-in-law’s treatment might be delayed.”
Madam Qian smiled and nodded. “Alright, thank you, Big Brother and Sister-in-law. Please tell Xiaolu to take her time. We can afford to wait.”
Chen Hu nodded and said, “Yes, just take it slow.”
Su Sanlang smiled. He just wanted to let Chen Hu and Madam Qian know what was going on. He didn’t say anything more. Instead, he talked about today’s business.
He shared the good news with Chen Hu and Madam Qian.
Chen Hu and Madam Qian were happy to hear that.
After coming to a conclusion, Chen Hu said, “Big Brother, Sister-in-law, if this continues, we won’t have enough vegetables to sell. The vegetables and cabbages will grow for a few months. Our own vegetable fields are completely insufficient.”
Su Sanlang smiled and nodded. “Yes, that’s why we have to buy vegetables from other families in the village. Even at the moment, it will be a large sum. Go to the village chief tomorrow and say that you want to buy vegetables. Buy a thousand catties first.”
Chen Hu nodded. “Okay, leave this to me. I’ll do it tomorrow, but how much should we pay for a thousand catties?”
Even the daily sales of the shop required a large number of vegetables, let alone if he could cooperate with the restaurant in the future.
Chen Hu wasn’t sure about the pricing of the vegetables. He looked at Su Sanlang and waited for him to speak.
Su Sanlang thought for a moment and said, “One copper coin per catty. We only want quality produce. If someone mixes in some bad vegetables, don’t buy from them. And don’t buy from that family in the future.”
If he wanted long-term development, this business could continue with the village, so the necessary rules had to be followed.
“Alright, don’t worry, Big Brother. I’ll definitely do it properly.”
Chen Hu nodded. Since Su Sanlang had given him such an important task, he would definitely do it well. He would check the vegetables he had bought carefully and not allow anything to go wrong.
“Okay, I’ll leave it to you. I’m not worried. You always do things well.”
Su Sanlang nodded. If Chen Hu agreed, then he would do it well. Naturally, Su Sanlang wasn’t worried about that.
After giving his instructions, Su Sanlang and Madam Zhao got up and went home.
Fresh sauerkraut could be made and eaten in two days. They had been making more than a hundred catties every day for the past few days. The vegetable fields of both families were almost empty.
The vegetable heads were crisp because the vegetables were just ripe. If they were too tender or too old, the taste would be different.
The vegetables in the field now were too tender.
Spicy cabbage was plucked one by one. There was not much left in the fields.
If business was to continue, it was time to buy vegetables.
Every family knew how to grow vegetables and cabbages, so it was not difficult to buy them.
Su Sanlang and Madam Zhao went home. Madam Qian and Madam Chen also packed up and went to bed.
Husband and wife leaning together, Chen Shi on the inside, already asleep.
Madam Qian said, “Dear, I’m so happy.”
Chen Hu was also in a good mood. He smiled and said, “I’m happy too. Daniu and Erniu’s eyes were very bright when they came back today. They’ve seen a lot of the world. When they grow up in the future, I’ll be at ease. When you have time, teach them how to make sauerkraut and pickles. When they get married in the future, they’ll continue to work in the shop.”
At that time, with a salary, the ability to read, and good cooking, they would have a good life with their in-laws.
Madam Qian nodded. “Yes, I think so too. As long as Big Brother and Sister-in-law don’t despise us, we’ll follow them for the rest of our lives.”
These were Madam Qian’s heartfelt words. She felt that all the good days now were brought about by Su Sanlang’s family.
The money they owed before the new year last year would take many years to be repaid, but if this business was started, they would be able to repay it in less than a year. They could even be treated for their illnesses.
Every time she thought about a life like this, she thought about how much good she must have done in her previous life to have the good fortune she had now.
Chen Hu smiled and said, “I agree with that. I’ve looked up to Big Brother since I was young. It’s not wrong to follow him. I was afraid that you would be unhappy if I trusted him like this. I know that you will follow me no matter what I do, but I’m even happier that you respect Big Brother and Sister-in-law as much as I do. I’m very happy, really.”
Madam Qian also acknowledged the people he trusted so much. Chen Hu felt sweet in his heart.
Madam Qian smiled and said, “I can see and feel it too. Of course I agree.”
Chen Hu reached out and hugged her tightly. “It’s getting late. Go to bed early. We still have work to do tomorrow.”
Madam Qian was right. He could feel it in his heart whether it was good or not. His heart would never lie to him. Good was good, bad was bad.
The next morning, Su Sanlang’s family continued to bring Chen Daniu and Chen Erniu into town with their sauerkraut and pickles. Su Xiaolu and Old Wu also returned to Sun residence.
Chen Hu and Madam Qian also woke up early and got busy. When the sun rose, Chen Hu went out to the village chief’s house.