Un­cle Jim goes flat hunt­ing

The Borneo Post - Good English - - Short Story Section -

Look, I re­ally ad­mire my Un­cle Bob, I’ve al­ways looked up to him as some­one I can go for ad­vice.

What is nice that now and then he comes to me. My un­cle Jim is look­ing for a new flat. He spent the week­end look­ing through the news­pa­pers try­ing to find some­thing in his price range.

He de­cided he needed some ad­vice so he looked up my phone num­ber in his ad­dress book and gave me a ring. The next day we spent the af­ter­noon look­ing at some pos­si­bil­i­ties on the out­skirts of San Se­bas­tian, in a sub­urb called Ren­te­ria. He was look­ing for a bar­gain but I told him to look out for flats which needed a lot of work. In ev­ery flat we looked over the electrics and the plumb­ing.

All the flats we saw were quite pricey so we looked into the pos­si­bil­ity of get­ting a mort­gage from the bank. In the end we man­aged to find the per­fect flat and un­cle Jim is re­ally look­ing for­ward to mov­ing in. It was pricey but I think un­cle Jim'll look af­ter it well.

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