I’m now the happy owner of my second beach condo, this one a three bedroom. They are both rentals, but we use them when we can and we looooooove being right on the ocean. This one was a tad dated and I knew I wanted to spruce it up a bit. My youngest stepdaughter, Caitlin, is an interior designer in California (check out her company, Symmetry Designs), and she asked if she could do the design work. That sounded like great fun, so of course I said yes. And as many of you know, my oldest stepdaughter is Brittany, aka Pretty Handy Girl–a professional do-it-yourself blogger. And my middle stepdaughter, Alana, is an architect, and while she wasn’t able to physically help out on this project, she’s contributing some of her beautiful photography for the walls. Of course, John’s photography will be well in evidence, too! So, as you can imagine, the “sprucing up” has turned into a complete gutting! It’s going to be so wonderful when we’re all finished with our contributions. The new floor is in (those tall things are the painted closet doors, waiting to be reinstalled, and the dog is Brittany’s sweet Buddy). My job has been mainly to pay the credit card bill. Yikes! (I know I went over my word count, but I’m excited!!)
So what’s your Money Pit story? Monday evening, I’ll randomly select one commenter to receive her (or his) choice of one of my audio books.
If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve been contributing. As always, there are a few “rules”:
▪ The story must be true
▪ Try to keep it under 100 words. Embrace the challenge! That’s about six or seven lines in the comment form. I want others to read your story, and most people tend to skip if it’s too long. I know how tough it is to “write tight” but I hope you’ll accept this as a challenge. Happy writing!