The place didn’t look like much, but I wanted to know more. I had been searching online for the cheapest properties that I could find. It all started when I’d seen a show on one of those so called news shows, I think it was A Current Affair, about people finding homes and businesses for $1! I’d always dreamed of being a homeowner, but if I were to look at things realistically, there was a good chance I could end up renting forever. I had never focused on my career, consequently resulting in an underpaid and overworked, dead end job. My prospects were not very bright, until I realised that I had the power to change anything in my life. Getting a grip on my emotions and my thoughts, as well as the computer mouse, I started browsing. Browsing through property listings slowly turned to becoming obsessed with finding the cheapest home in Australia. In my case, having no career meant having no ties to a certain spot; I was free to move wherever I pleased. I wanted to start a new life, a good, prosperous life.
Within days of my obsession spiralling out of control, I found the perfect house. It was, to me, absolutely gorgeous. I had done as much research on the place as possible, the area, the habitat, the climate, the council laws and anything else I could think of. That was when I decided to phone Pest and Building Inspection Melbourne. Although the place was cheap, if it didn’t pass one of the Melbourne Building Inspections, then there was no point even looking at it. I was after a purchase, not a life destroyer. I just hoped that the guys at Defect Report Melbourne had time to fit me in!
The windows were all down in the car, and it felt like a we were stranded in a wind tunnel, with no sight of the exit. Although I knew we were going fast, it felt like my father was driving at twenty kilometres an hour. He hadn’t stopped talking to the radio since we’d started driving, as Dad usually did. The radio in my father’s car was permanently on ABC Talk Radio. I didn’t mind it, sometimes what they spoke about was interesting, but a lot of the time my father took offence to what the presenters were saying. He often ended up in a fit of rage, screaming at the radio presenters and abusing the car. It was a funny sight, or it would of been if it didn’t happen on every drive. My mother was completely used to it, staring out the window, somehow she managed to block his yelling out. I sat quietly in the back, twiddling my thumbs. I wanted to tell my father to stop talking to people who couldn’t hear him, and to put his foot down. I knew better than that, so I turned my attention to the passing paddocks, lining the narrow highway. It was a nice drive into town, and it gave me time to think about the stable, and what the people at Horse Sheds Tamworth were going to be like. My father had spoken very highly of them, so I figured they must of been good at what they did.
When we pulled into the carpark of Commercial Barns Tamworth, a cloud of dust trailed behind the car. Jumping out of the car before my father had even stopped, I ran towards the front door of Car Cover Tamworth. My mother called out to me, ordering me to slow down and look out for cars.
I saw the most beautiful thing that I have ever seen 43 years and 5 months ago. It was a benchtop that I saw on an island in the middle of a kitchen of my best friend since high school. His name is Gary and he is the luckiest man that I have ever known. The finest kitchen benchtops Sydney crew were responsible for this marvel, this wonder. It is a real wonder that I have not taken it right off their island (not that I haven’t tried) and taken it back to my place. I saw it at Gary and Linda’s house and I was just in love for the first moment I saw them. I think that I will be really in love with my own bench tops because they will be my own and I will be able to love them for all time, not just for the few hours I got to visit Gary and Linda’s house a few years ago. I got destroyed in a fire, but the benchtop stayed and they were able to use it for their next house. It is a really good story and I like telling it almost as much as Gary likes telling it, and telling us about how much he values the kitchens Sydney crew. I want to have the best of everything and I think for me to have the best of everything I need to go to the best so that they can give me the best in everything. I think that the bathrooms Sydney has seen will be the next thing on the chopping block and by that I mean the bathroom will be the next thing that will be renovated. It will be a great renovation and it will be perfect for me and my family.
I am not my father. I am a good man and my mother is a great woman. It is not our fault what happened. I was just a kid at the time and mum didn’t know any of this is going on. She still blames herself for what happened though and I think that pain will never be able to be cleaned away. There are a few things that can be changed though and I fear that doing so in this town will not work. That is why we are leaving and that is why I called up the end of lease cleaning Melbourne crew. They will be able to help us to get out of this town. I want to leave this town and I have done ever since I found out about him. He was nothing but trouble, and I even knew that for a long time before this whole thing. The bond cleaning Melbourne company will not be able to get the memories that I have of my father out of my head but they will be able to help mum and me to get a new start on our lives. I think that we might want to move south, maybe over to the Western Isles. I think that the weather over there will be great, as it is hailing here right now. The hail will get into the house sometimes which is not good for the vacate cleaning Melbourne company and the work that they have to do. I think that I will try to clean the place a little bit beforehand so that I can get the best clean for them and so that they don’t judge me, not that I think that they will. I think that they are really nice guys and girls and I think that they will help mum and I do start all over again.
The sun was shining bright and the rays were warming my legs. I was sitting on the step, connecting the back door of my house with the yard. I had the phone to my ear and a notepad full of scribbled writing resting on my lap. I was making one of the most exciting phone calls I’d ever had to make. After a hard night’s deliberation, my best friend Amber and I had decided that what my backyard was in need of, was a beautiful big deck, and an impressive pergola to shade that deck. I had become almost ecstatic with the thought of transforming my back yard. Amber and I’d had countless conversations depicting the parties we would be holding, and the people we were to invite. Now was the time to pull myself together, to get myself out of fairyland. This was a serious conversation and I had to present myself in a professional way. At that moment, a man’s voice boomed through the phone line, thanking me for calling and offering assistance. I smiled at the man’s happy but deep voice.
The man at Pergolas Melbourne had been incredibly helpful. After gathering that I was not a tradesman with knowledge of how these things work, he took the time to explain it to me in a way that would make sense. Taking special care to inform me and not insult me, the man from Verandahs Melbourne explained their procedures to me and told me how they usually arranged for jobs to happen. I was happy with everything that the man at Carports Melbourne had said and had taken a lot of notes from our conversation. I had a lot of serious thinking to do, and a lot of numbers to crunch.