Ten parts to this story? I suppose I could turn it into a novel ... Don't Mix Friendship with Business. It was a horrible, awful, no good three months and I learned a lot. She finally moved out on Jan 3. What an experience but at least it is over. My realtor is gearing up for spur of the moment showings and an open house or two. I'm concerned about leaving the house empty so she has volunteered her 25 year old daughter to live there until we arrive! Win/win as she gets a break from living in the family room at home and I feel more secure that a vengeful tenant will be deterred.
To celebrate, I am taking my family to Maui for TWO WEEKS in February for our last big hurrah. If it hasn't sold, we will keep our stuff in the garage so it can be shown on a moment's notice. We adults have agreed to no screen time for ANY of us until after 8pm. This will be a real family vacation!!!
The boys are old enough to enjoy a boat snorkel trip and a luau. Those will be our two big splurges. The rest of the time is beach or community pool or looking for shells and whales. February is prime time for whales! I wanted to get us a room for just one night at the Grand Wailea as it is the Disneyland of swimming pools on Maui. No can pay those prices! Goodness!!!
Let the good times of 2019 begin!