“How many bedrooms and bathrooms?” Dave asked the realtor.
“The house is a shell,” she responded, “You’ll have the flexibility to configure it any way that meets your needs.”
“How long do you think it will take to complete the renovations?” Lizzie asked her husband.
“I think we could get the work done in maybe six months if we don’t run into any major structural issues,” Dave responded.
“The bones are solid,” the realtor assured them. “But it will need all new wiring and plumbing. That’s why it’s been priced way below market for a house this size sitting on four acres of land.”
“And you said that it is zoned for commercial use?” Dave asked.
“Yes, commercial and residential,” the realtor answered.
“Let’s do it,” Lizzie said.
“You really think we can handle it?” Dave asked. “This will be the biggest project we’ve taken on.”
“Yes, it will be perfect.” Lizzie said. “We can live in part of the house and set up the mortuary and chapel in the other part. And there’s plenty of room on the four acres for the cemetery. It will be the perfect final resting place for our clients.
Written for Roger Shipp’s Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner. Photo credit: AugustMorgueFIle 1385913133hxuxw.
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