Sunday, February 05, 2006

First Story

After months of searching...
walking through vacant houses
across slanted floors
through sad histories of other people's
abandoned lives

After watching real estate soar
in a struggling neighborhood,
meeting tenants without heat
and wondering why
it's so difficult
to buy a broken house?

After days of waiting...
signing papers
we are finally holding the key

Rain is coming in the back roof
there's no electricity or heat
but it's red
and the walls gleam

with potential

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

yay!!!!!
congratulations, ms. homeowner!
i am so happy for you.

i love this post.
you painted a perfect picture.

the light from your soul
will bring goodness to
your new community.
(it already does through the school)

kathleen

10:41 PM  
Anonymous shelley said...

How exciting! I know you and Todd will make it wonderful.

8:21 PM  
Blogger joy madison said...

how exciting!!! congrats!

4:04 AM  
Blogger Tim Bibo said...

Congratulations to Emily and Todd on your new home. Kudos for your persistance and dedication to finding the home you wanted, where you wanted it.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Wenda said...

I just treated myself to a closer look at your blog and now I'm left imagining how wonderful it would have been to have had a teacher like you to encourage the young writer in me.

6:42 PM  

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