Ours at Last!

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Two hours after signing the papers we were at the Murphy House.  A fixer upper, but with lots of potential.

Watching the black cat running out from under the porch in front of me I didn’t notice the ladder.  I had just passed under it when John dropped his hammer.

Dang thing hit my toe.  I threw the hammer.  My guess was that it was the new bathroom mirror that it hit and shattered.

The porch ceiling fan fell and just missed me.

“I told you closing on Friday the 13th was a bad idea!” John and I said together.

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38 thoughts on “Ours at Last!

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks Russel, high praise coming from one who knows comedy. I hope your wife’s birthday dinner is nice, but not interesting. Perhaps you should say you couldn’t get reservations and had to put it off until Saturday evening ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’m sure you won’t chance anything where houses are concerned right now! And I’m sorry Dale, but I was partially “inspired” by your post this morning. At least it put “house problems” and “new house” in mind. Combining those thoughts with Friday the 13th….

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      To quote Mel Brooks, “Tragedy is when I stub my toe. Comedy is when you fall into an open manhole and die.” I was originally going to have the hammer do a little more damage than a stubbed (squished) toe, but thought that might be pushing the comedy line a little too far… Thanks!

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  1. James

    Paraskevidekatriaphobia or Friggatriskaidekaphobia are two words describing the irrational fear of Friday the 13th, though in this case, the fear might not be so irrational.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It does seem that the world, and the house, are against them. But then, why are they blaming an accident of the calendar? Very superstitious. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for them ;)

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