Gee, it is hot!
The temperature reached summer highs early this year, imprisoning us indoors. Night-time temperatures hover around 90, transforming the pool into an oversized bathtub which brings little relief.
Moving into this house with its over-sized lot, we relieved the workload and divest of our other properties. We sold off two pieces in the pines of Munds Park, although it would be nice to have one of those right now to escape the furnace of the Valley of the Sun.
We also own half of ED’s property and half of Mike’s father’s house. We can’t seem to get down to one plot.
Sharing a house is not easy.
A week of various trials in house sharing prompted me to consider investing in a condo to use as a getaway. The she-shed isn’t going to happen because of the need for cooling, heating, electricity, and zoning laws. My nephew and niece’s guesthouse isn’t always available.
In the summer I want to go north out of the heat. In the winter, I prefer to stay in the desert. No place is ideal.
Do I really want more responsibility?
I hesitate. Do we really want more property? We would ease the expense by renting it out when not in use. But there is still the maintenance and administration.
I had my trusty realtor Lou check on properties for me. I see places that need upgrading and furnishing. My heart is not in it.
It might be best to remain renters as needed. It is nice to pack up, go home, and let someone else clean up and tend to repairs.