An Easy Matter by H.M.Perley
Owning your own home is sometimes a problem. When I was married my salary was thirty dollars a month. My mother-in-law, who lived with us, decided to save enough money out of my salary to build us a home.
However, we didn't go to see the doctor so much. Probably as a result of that, we lost our father and mother-in-law. But this reduced our expenses so much that we were able to pay for the doors and windows.
I wore the same overcoat for fifteen years, and then I could build the verandah. Now, at the age of eighty-seven, my wife and I feel sure we can own our comfortable little home in about ten years and then we can live a few weeks to enjoy it.