An old classmate, Lou, and her husband are the current owners of the home for sale.  Lou is going to show the place to Dorothy…

“Lou greeted us warmly and the first thing that she informed me was that there was a sizable hole in the flooring of the living room immediately in front of the door.  This should of warned me of things to come, but I could only gaze at the cozy living room.  One side was covered with bookcases and there were further shelves surrounding a doorway going into a huge bedroom.  The whole house consisted of the before mentioned living room, bedroom, kitchen, pantry, bathroom and service porch.  All of the rooms were spacious, cozy, clean, and decorated with great taste.  Huge beamed ceilings were in the kitchen and living room.  It was so much more than I had dreamed or hoped for.  The future addition to the house could be so simply taken care of, with the existing building plan.  Lou took me over the land, showing me each of the wells, pump house, etc.  I could not help but realize that she took great pride in ownership of the “potential” that she was having to give up.  Later I found out that her husband had incurred some large debts, forcing them into a quick sale.  I mentioned that if my husband Ted wanted the place half as much as I wanted it, we would buy it.”

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