“So we’re all set to move in together? After we find a house, I mean?” Lucian and I had been trying to sort out the details of this whole moving thing for about a month but we were finally on our way.
“Yeah, I think so. I mentioned it to the girls last week and they almost seemed relieved that I was leaving!”
“Don’t take it personally, Dani.”
“Pfft! I’m not. I think we were all getting too big for our compound. It’s probably a good thing the sister wives are divorcing. Maybe that way we still have a chance to be friends in the long run.” I chuckled to myself. Lucian grimaced but it was unclear if it was due to my poor pool skills or my bad jokes.
“If I sink this winning shot, can we agree to never speak of you, Willow, and Sonia as sister wives again?” Well, now I know it’s not my pool skills.
Now that we had Sonia and Willow on board, Lucian and I just needed to find a house. We narrowed our choices down to our three favorites and decided to tour them after sunset.
This pretty home features a parking pad in the front. The main level has an eat-in kitchen, master suite, office and an additional half bath. The living room has a fireplace and walks out onto the back deck with a lower patio. The upper level is a large loft bedroom with full bath.
Beautiful two story home with a backyard for entertaining. There is a pool and a bar. This house has a two stall garage as well. The main floor has a formal dining room, full bath with laundry, office and living room with fireplace. Upstairs is a rec room with fireplace, two full baths and 3 bedrooms.
Historic home! Open living room and eat-in kitchen on main level. Two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. 2-car garage with extra room for workbench. Fenced-in backyard with patio, grill, and playground. Main floor laundry and half-bath off the kitchen. Lake view!
It was well after dark before we made it to house #3. Luckily, it was already vacant so we didn’t look too creepy wandering around the property after dark…or maybe we looked more creepy?
I was immediately won over by the view from the patio!
The only real problem was the view on the way to the patio. Historic must be a marketing term for dated. It would probably be more appropriate to say that the 1960s vomited into a 1950s tornado that rolled through the house.
“This is the house, Lucian! This is our house!”
“Danielle, are you high? You must be having hallucinations brought on by the wacky walls in there. We cannot buy this house.”
“It’s a fixer-upper, yes, but it has so much potential! It’s only $30,000!” I was ready to beg on my knees if needed.
“$30,000 to start! It’s going to need insane amounts of overhaul. It’s going to be $250,000 by the time we finish this nightmare! And it has concrete stairs with no railings. That’s dangerous for Violet.”
“Please?” I batted my eyes and did my best pout.
Lucian threw his hands into the air, clearly exasperated by my adorableness.
“Fine. But I’ll get you back for this!”
“Thank you!” I squealed and kissed him right there on our soon-to-be doorstep.
We were approved for the home loan and closed on the house a week later. It turns out that Lucian is a hardcore bachelor despite being a famous brain surgeon. His furniture is total crap and mine’s not much better.
It’ll take some time but I’m sure we can make it work. I hope we can make it work. God help us.
Oh, and he did get me back almost immediately. He bought Violet a dog. I’m fairly certain he’s not evil but I can’t be 100% sure. What did my boyfriend name the puppy he got for my daughter? Go ahead and guess, I’ll wait…
Yeah, as in the dog that guards the gates of Hell.
Beanie adores the little beast though so who am I to complain? I just don’t want to find that dog in the dark. I bet its eyes glow…