A Long Hot Summer And Laura Essay

972 Words Aug 31st, 2015 4 Pages
It had been a long hot summer and Laura was ready for the change in weather and the change in scenery. Fall was really her favorite time of the year anyway. The cooler weather was also a much better time to make the move from the city to her new home in a quite rural community. The good deal she had gotten on the old farm house sitting on five acres was too good to pass up. She didn’t like the idea that there was only one bathroom, which was downstairs, but since it would only be her living there it wasn’t really that big of an issue. She had been living alone for close to three years now, since her husband Mark had been shot in a carjacking in St Louis while attending a business seminar. The move into the old farm house should be just what she needed to help pull herself out of the seemingly endless depression she’d been experiencing since that fateful day. Carjackings had been on the increase in the city for a while now. Laura remembered vividly the disagreement she and Mark had the day before he bought the new car. “I don’t think we need a car while we’re living in the city,” Laura said standing her ground. “I know we don’t need one,” Mark rebutted, “but experts say this is a great time to buy. Why can’t we just think about what we want for a change and not always what we need?” Laura wished now that she had been more aggressive in her stance and not given in to Mark’s wishes. Maybe he would still be alive. There was so much work to be done moving into a new house, it…

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