Sunday Scribblings prompt this week it to finish the sentence " I knew instantly....."
"I knew instantly we would not step one foot out of the car.
” We SAID, NO... CEDAR... SIDING!” I exclaimed adamantly. Exhausted, disillusioned I was determined not to exit the Realtors car.My head was spinning after traipsing through homes the whole day.
He turned off the engine. Aware he was losing me, he cleared his throat, dropped his voice down a notch, “This house is full of potential, it’s not decorated, so a person has full options to have the colors they want! It's a real treasure!”
We were his captive audience, but his tender demeanor was not working on me. I crossed my arms, thinking it was a heck of a lot of cedar to paint in the future. Knowing my ex didn’t have the gumption to start a project that big with any sort of glee. I certainly had no plans of staining it myself. Plus we were on a very tight budget with this move; it would be an expensive endeavor. Still the Realtor did not start the car.
“Just have a look” he pleaded.
Annoyed I was determined not to budge.
“The owner built it himself with his son, they intended to stay. It’s a great house….” he continued desperate to break through my stubborn barrier.
“We said, NO cedar siding,” I reiterated slightly calmer.
“Please just look at this house! What can it hurt? If you look at this one and don’t like it, then I promise I’ll not ask you to look at any others, but at least I'll have a better idea of what you want.
Begrudgingly I stepped out of the car. My heart started pounding as we entered; I knew it was my house. We signed the papers May 12th, 1985, later that evening I got pregnant!
We lived there four years then bought our dream home, which was a lot smaller