I've taken a few days away from the store this week. Aside from school holidays, we have a family working bee going on at 'Marjorie'. You may remember my story about our beloved former family home which was showing signs of neglect. Well to update you, after the inspection back in February, and taking all your advice on board of course, we decided to give both our tenants and the property managers notice. Marjorie was handed back to us on Monday afternoon. We have five days to spruce things up before new tenants (vetted and heartily approved of by ourselves) move in. So it is indeed a 'family' working bee. My Dad is chief painter, and my Mum is feeding the troops, while Brunnel and I clean. The girls are having a fabulous time trying to remember living there, and doing their darndest to persuade us to move back.
Was I over-emotional and overly hard on the tenants? I think the experience brought home to me that on the whole, no-one will look after your home in the same way that you would yourself. And that's a part of renting out Marjorie that I have to get over. So yes, I was emotional, but no, I don't believe that I was overly hard.
Two days into the working bee and Marjorie is starting to smile again, and so am I.
Hope your week is going well!
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