Well.. the potential renter is now a for sure thing. He came over and looked around.. and is thrilled. If we could have been out by yesterday.. he would have been ready to move in.
He's pretty darn cool. I really hope it stays this way. He's even coming over this weekend with several of my husband's buddies and helping us move.
Contracts have been drawn up and signed. YAY! All of the finer details have been covered by yet another friend who is in the real estate biz and as well a seasoned landlord.
I am trying not to have high hopes.. but it is beyond my wildest hopes already how well this is going so far. (Knock on wood, stroke lucky rabbit's foot.. adjust horseshoe)
The renter oddly has most of the same hobbies as us. He's a fishkeeper, he's into gardening, he's an avid disc golfer, etc. So the room in the basement that was my fishroom.. he FLIPPED when he saw it. His draw is killiefish and cichlids. I told him that the ph is consistantly 7.5 to 8+ as it was one of the first questions he asked after seeing it.
The pond.. he loves the pond. From the way he went on about various fish keeping aspects.. he is without a doubt 100% grade "A" fish geek.
He looked at the garden and raised beds.. and the first thing he said... "Oh WOW artichokes!" .... Oh.. this is a good sign! He could tell the difference between garlic chives and common chives. I told him the perennial sunflowers will pop up all along the fence.. and to keep them because then the squirrels don't bother the garden.
This location makes it super easy for him to get to work. Several neighbors met him (hard to avoid lol.. you stand outside for more than 1 minute and someone is always going to pop out and say hello)... they like him.
My husband got the short end of the stick for awhile. Shortly after having his wisdom teeth pulled.. he got the flu. As well the antibiotics were making it very hard to keep food down. He developed dry sockets.. triple whammy. After rushing into the dentist office yesterday, they switched up a few things and he is now a LOT better. Today is the first day where he felt good. Since the day before Thanksgiving he has pretty much been out of commission.
This is almost too good to be true (and I am honestly waiting for the other shoe to drop..) So far the challenge will be to try to get totally packed up and out before the on coming storm.
If at all possible.. I really do not want to have to tackle the roads in the area we are moving to in the winter with a moving truck. Even in 4WD vehicles, some of these roads in the winter are enough to shave a good decade or two off of your life span just out of sheer fright.
Back to packing I go. The coffee is finished brewing and I expect to not be getting much sleep for the next several nights.
I hope he is happy here. I hope it all works out.