I paid for the bathroom tile, the contractor says the work will start in about 3 weeks so just the Home Depot order to get in and delivered. Yeah!
We came up with a plan to deal with the landscaping amidst the drought. Some deep watering of course but we are also shearing back ground cover that looks awful and will compost and mulch the area. If it grows back great and if not I'll just keep it weeded.
We have a second cousin who is an experienced and successful realtor in S CA so we are going to see if he wants to take on helping us buy our next home even though it will be a new geographic area for him. We know he would have our back and could probably attend the inspection and walk through without us having to fly out to do it.