Sunday, March 22, 2015
Roberta's Interior Plans (Photostory)
It's the following day and Danielle, Rod, and the boys are over visiting.
"So how did you sleep, Mom?" (Danielle)
"Like a baby. I was finally able to release all the stress of closing on the house and moving." (Roberta)
"So Grandma, you live here now?" (Julian)
"Yes. We talked about that yesterday. Remember?" (Roberta)
"So Mom, what were you saying about the furniture?" (Danielle)
"I was saying how much I wanted to buy all new furniture and have it delivered when the house closed, but Sunni made me promise I wouldn't buy anything new until after the closing." (Roberta)
"That's because the bank underwriters are evaluating your loan right up until the closing." (Rod)
"Well I'm thinking of having these pieces reupholstered. I wanted to make sure they fit in the space first." (Roberta)
"Where do you think you're going?" (Rod)
"I have a sample of the fabric upstairs." (Roberta)
"You want me to go get it?" (Danielle)
"This will give me more time to admire my new home." (Roberta)
Julian follows his grandma upstairs.
"Grandma, what's out here?" (Julian)
"That's my little courtyard." (Roberta)
"Courtyard? What's that?" (Julian)
Back downstairs Rod tries to wrangle Jacob as he chats with Danielle.
"Honey, I am so excited to have my mom living in the same town. It will be so nice for Jacob, Julian, and Nicole to spend more time with her." (Danielle)
"I'm just as happy as you are. Now maybe we can revisit the idea of expanding our family." (Rod)
"You're not wasting any time, are you?" (Danielle)
"It will be three years in a couple months and there's nothing I'd like more than to have a baby with you." (Rod)
Back upstairs, Roberta and Julian are chillin' in the courtyard.
"Sweetie, Grandma is so excited about being able to see you as often as she likes." (Roberta)
"What happened to your other house?" (Julian)
"Oh, Grandma sold it. I only need one house. (pause) Come on. We better get back downstairs, before they come looking for us." (Roberta)
"Ahem." (Roberta clearing her throat)
"I think we have an audience." (Danielle)
"Sorry, Mom." (Danielle)
"Oh you never have to apologize for being in love. I'm happy to see that you guys still enjoy each other. Here's the material I was talking about." (Roberta)
"It's very pretty and very blue." (Danielle)
"Are you thinking about this for the chair and the sofa?" (Roberta)
"I'm not sure. I may have to get some help. Now that I've closed, I could just go out and buy something new." (Roberta)
"Reupholstering furniture is kind of expensive." (Danielle)
"Oh no you don't." (Rod to Jacob)
"Jacob is keeping you busy, Rod. I will have to get a baby gate so Jacob can just roam. Come here, Jacob." (Roberta)
"Go see your grandma." (Rod)
"Speaking of babies......" (Roberta)
Danielle quickly looks at Rod. She's wondering if her mother heard what they were talking about while she was upstairs.
"Now that's a good boy. Grandma has missed you." (Roberta)
"So where were we? Oh yes, babies. When are you guys planning to give me more grandkids? I'm not getting any younger." (Roberta)
"Mom, you've been in town a day and a half and already you are causing trouble." (Danielle)
I decided to remove the stairs to give Roberta more space. Those stairs will come in handy in some other house.