Monday, July 31, 2006

Day 0, Friday- Five Gallons and some plaster.

She was beaming, flitting happily about the rooms. She was peeking into corners, exploring the possibilities. I simply followed, observed, and took mental notes.

"You have to understand- this house has history. Women who wore corsets lived here. War ration coupons once sat on the counter. Babies were born here and have since died after long lives." She spun about on her heal to face me, hair flipping around behind her, “and that is why I wanted a Craftsman. Anybody can have a new house- but this is like continuing history.”

I smiled, just a little. “You have your Craftsman. Let’s go buy some paint.”

That is how it always starts, with five gallons of paint and some plaster.

4 Comments:

At 5:53 PM, Blogger oldfart said...

Good luck

 
At 6:25 PM, Anonymous IZ said...

No, no. How it starts is when any she says, "you have to understand" (code for WE are doing this, meaning YOU are doing this) followed by "this house has history" (code for, damn honey, you have your work cut out for you... enjoy!)

 
At 6:19 PM, Blogger Miss Sassy said...

welcome to the blog world.
speak freely, rant wildly, be poetic, and enjoy the public journal. May it cleanse your soul of the fumes. =)

 
At 6:20 PM, Blogger Miss Sassy said...

oh, and Miss Sassy, by her 16 year old name, was Chrissy G.
hiya Tom.
I'll be checking in on the progress.
I've thanked C for the link and couldn't be happier about your new home OR hearing your voice in the back of my head again =)=)

 

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