Linda Louise Rigsbee

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Favorable Results

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Kneel, rise, s-t-r-e-t-c-h … always a fraction of an inch beyond my reach. I’ve been working every day for hours – weeks. It’s taking so long, but I like the results. The approval in my husband’s eyes gives me the energy to continue. People are asking how I did it and I delight in giving them all the details. Sometimes even I stop to admire my work. The thing I like most about it is the simple maintenance – and the graceful beauty, of course. Once the last coat of polyurethane is applied, I’ll be finished with the floor.


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27 thoughts on “Favorable Results

  1. Hah! She wasn’t doing what I expected, although I didn’t know what to expect.

  2. Ah striving to better her home. my wife would see herself in this story.

  3. aha! and there i was thinking in a different direction. mrs. fixit is fixing the floor while i was thinking he was encouraging her differently. well done.

  4. Very nice. A lot of work in the making the home nice… 😛

  5. Nice twist at the end – I love how words and stories can mean so many different things.

  6. petrujviljoen on said:

    Light hearted – nice!

  7. Dear Linda,
    I came away from your story with a wide grin. A job well done, indeed. 🙂

  8. Really like this – her peaceful striving to make her home beautiful, her husband’s pleasure in her efforts. I like this couple.

  9. I’m thinking of my own weight loss and how you have done it too, then the door twist and I love it. nice work.

  10. 🙂 Nice practical twist.

  11. Very sweet and simple. Lovely!

  12. I like this very much. I did not expect that ending. Neat!

  13. I like the simple relating of the home-y works she’s doing and the time she’s spending on something that will be so worthwhile. I didn’t know exactly what to expect when I began reading so you surprised me in a relaxed way. (I also wish she’d come and do our floors when she’d done.) 🙂


  14. Isnt is a great feeling of accomplishment!

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