“It’ll be done by the time you move into your new home in January (1987). If it isn’t, I’ll treat your family to dinner at Red Lobster!”Well, for those of you who know the area… there is STILL construction on Culebra Rd! Here we are in 2011, and the orange barricades are as much of the community as La Popular Bakery. 🙂 Oh, as for “Red Lobster,” we didn’t hear from the REALTOR® after we moved in… BUT we found him years later… In 1990, Dad retired from the Marine Corps and began a career in Real Estate. In 1998, I became a REALTOR®. In 2005, my brother Andy received his real estate license. Guess who was our Real Estate Instructor? Haha! That poor REALTOR®… there was no escaping us. Without knowing, we each shared our “Red Lobster” story with the REALTOR®/Instructor (jokingly of course). Finally, after hearing the story for the third time, he followed through with his promise and gave us a gift card to Red Lobster! We got the family together (adding spouses and children)… we shared a good laugh and a basket of cheddar biscuits, compliments of our REALTOR® friend! Lesson #1: The Aranda Family will never forget a promise. Lesson #2: I don’t think construction on Culebra will EVER end! lol!
P.S. The city proposes a construction completion in the Fall of 2011… however… I’m NOT making any promises. 😉