August 13, 2020
“I can’t wait to have more than one closet! We need to move!” I pronounced for the dozenth time that week as I handed Robert his coffee.
“Why haven’t you found us a lake house yet?” he said, half joking, half seriously, as he walked out the front door of our one bedroom row-home in Philadelphia.
“Fine, I will look today!” I said, with a twinge of guilt. I mean let’s be real, I clearly haven’t looked at all.
“Sure you will” he said with zero confidence in my words. He clicked his car key to unlock the door, looked at me with a smile and headed towards his car.
I was determined. I know he was joking. I know he really didn’t expect me to find anything, but I was determined to actually help Rob look for a house… or, at least try!
I opened my laptop, clicked on Google and sat there.
What do I even search? Hmmm… let’s try “lake houses near me.”
A Zillow link popped up. This looks pretty cool I thought as I watched the real-estate video. And it seems to be in our budget… I think. Within seconds I sent the link to Robert and texted him “Look at this!” I closed Zillow and began to work.
Two hours later Rob called.
“So, we are going to see the house on Friday!” he said even before uttering any kind of hello. I just kinda stared at my phone.
“Wait. What? What house?!”
“The house you sent me!”
“You aren’t serious!?!”
“YES! It looks great! Let’s just go check it out.”
“What? You have to be joking!” He didn’t say anything. “Ok Robert! I mean if you really want to we can go check it out!”
As we drove the 35 minutes from Philadelphia to Medford Lakes that Friday I truly was in awe of what was going on. I mean this just isn’t happening. I couldn’t believe that we were actually looking at this house that I found within the first minute of searching. I couldn’t believe that we were really thinking about moving out of Philadelphia. And I really couldn’t believe we were actually considering becoming “lakers.” It just didn’t make sense.
But then I saw it. I saw the house that just felt so right. As we made our way up the drive way my smile grew wider and wider. It just felt so right. I looked over at Robert’s expression and I could see it in his eyes; this was our new home. Now we just needed to buy it…
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