December 13, 2009My Parent’s “New” 1970’s Time Capsule Vacation Home
As I mentioned in my previous post about the Woods Cafe, my parents recently bought a little house on a lake in Woodruff, Wisconsin in a retirement community. I was really excited for them because they have been wanting to move up there for years, but also because the place was built in the early 1970’s and has never been updated.
“You will love it!” my mom squealed over the phone, “there is even a yellow toilet in the bathroom!”
“Really? Sounds awesome. Take some pictures for me.”
“I will. But your father wants to take them out.”
“No way! Tell him no.”
I could hear my mom, muffled, as she turned to talk to my dad. “She says you can’t take out the toilet,” and a quiet, “Oh crap,” in the background.
My mom came back on the phone. “Your father said ‘Oh, crap’.”
I rolled my eyes. “Yeah, Mom. I heard him.”
But I think my dad is starting to warm up to the yellow fixtures. He even found a yellow toilet seat to replace the white one that was on their when they bought the place, so I think I might have him convinced!