“This is unbelievable!” Dad said walking into the den.
“Yeah, right? You didn’t think I’d really do it did you!
“Did I, ah, you...”
“I know, you thought I’d give up and whine about the problems, like I always do. Right? But I’ve changed, Dad. I decided when I flooded the cellar last month that I was not going to be that person anymore.”
“That person?” Dad muttered, still looking around the room.
“Someone who has grand ideas and no plan. Like you said when you saw the cellar, remember? ‘What were you thinking?’ and you were right Dad!”
“I was right?”
“Absolutely! I wasn’t thinking! I had that idea about using hot water to wash the car and I just went for it. Mum almost killed me. If you hadn’t been able to fix the washing machine she probably would have killed me.”
“No, you were right Dad. I need to make plans and follow through! If I’m going to make something of myself I need to stop being so single-minded. I need to open my mind more. This is really going to help me out in college next year too. I finally realized that. I took your advice, and wal-laa!”
“David, this is our den, in our house...”
“Absolutely! You don’t even recognize it anymore do you! I told you it would make an excellent game room!”
“But David... I don’t play video games, and neither does your mother.”
“This is not actually your house...”
“Oh, yeah... I forgot.”