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2/11/2010

100 Word Challenge - Overall

What follows is in response to the 100 Word Challenge authored by the well dressed Velvet Verbosity. The word this week is the very difficult "Overall".

100 Word Challenge


The First house


"Well, what do you think?"
"Gee, I don't know honey. It's an awful lot of money."
"Yes, but we can build a family here. It's a nice neighborhood, the schools are good, and it's on a quiet street."
"But it's so old. Things are going to break down and need repair. And the appliances all need upgrading. It's all going to cost a lot."
"I know. But did you see those huge rooms upstairs? Perfect for the kids."
"We don't have any kids."
"I know, but we will. I can just see them here. Overall, this place is just perfect."


Ndinombethe.

17 comments:

Jientje said...

LIke this little pearl you wrote for us, it's perfect! Have a great day!

Audubon Ron said...

When my toilet leaks I sell the house and buy a new one. (Not really, but almost).

PattiKen said...
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PattiKen said...

(Let's try this again...) You've captured a snapshot of young married life. I'm sure that conversation lingers in a lot of our memories. Overall, it really was a tough one, huh?

moneythoughts said...

I thought you were talking about my BMW until you mentioned the word room. Break down and need repair was just so appropriate. : )

Hyphen Mama said...

Overall... you done good!

Titanium said...

That first big decision, summed up so tidily- I can almost hear the floor boards creak.

Nicely done.

Employee No. 3699 said...

These hundred words are why I love you. Keeping it real…ya, know, ‘cause men think this way even though a lot are afraid to admit it.

Momisodes said...

Aw, such a sweet moment.

This sounds so familiar:
"But it's so old. Things are going to break down and need repair. And the appliances all need upgrading. It's all going to cost a lot."

LceeL said...

Jientje: I am so glad you liked it.

Audubon Ron: Why not?

PattiKen: Yes, it was tough.

Moneythoughts: Ah, yes. Beemers.

Hyphen Mama: Thank you, Jenny.

Titanium: Thank you, ma'am. It was tough - but it was fun.

Employee: I shoulda been born a girl - but my sexual proclivities would get me in SO much trouble.

Momisodes: I'm glad it meant something to you.

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

Dude, you have a gift. Seriously. So much in so few words.

Heather said...

This is PERFECT, and I can relate to this in so many ways :)

Velvet Verbosity said...

This reminds me of when my parents were buying our first house. A fixer-upper Victorian in a small farm town in Vermont. My father made several trips up to Vermont from Massachusetts to look at houses and was faced with the burden of choosing alone. I don't remember why that was, but I remember when we all got to see the house we had picked, he had to convince us of the potential.

Life with Kaishon said...

I hope he said yes : )
It sounds like the PERFECT place.
And I can tell she loves it!

Tara R. said...

I'm sure this same conversation has been held by young couples everywhere. So sweet, and brings back lovely memories of our first home, a rustic fixer-upper.

ShAKirA CHOONG said...

Young and in love and buying a new house!
wonderful conversation.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
and
GONG XI FA CAI!
(means WISHING YOU PROSPERITY! in Mandarin, Chinese)

hugs
shakira

http://justmeshakirack.blogspot.com/2010/02/100-words-on-overall.html

elaineLovesCardinalCardz said...

So relatable, what a great job!
I would say those things about having to fix up the place! And build the family, so fun how you captured all of that.