“You said that your mom started with nothing, mama?”
“Yeah, she did.”
“I’ve been thinking, we should rebuild our house here.”
“This one? Why?”
“Because, she built her own house, and our old house, you worked on that, you know? When we moved, it’s like we got a house handed to us on a silver platter!”
“Well, what are you thinking?”
“Bulldoze this house and start over!” I said. “It would feel like we accomplished something, if we actually built it, you know?”
“I get it, but are you sure?”
“Yeah. But, you’re still in charge, mama. It just doesn’t feel like our house.”
I could barely sleep, I kept thinking about everything we could do with the house.
I had big plans, but they were way out of our money range. Better start small.