Saturday, July 7, 2012

Peace at Last!

The day we've been waiting for has finally arrived! The family has just left for a 2-month vacation. Bon voyage, mes amis!

The last two days have been completely insane. The homeowners were cleaning the house, packing, and showing us how to maintain the property. Meanwhile, the kids were going bonkers as their toys were slowly disappearing into boxes. All the while, Jim and I were counting the hours until the madness would end.

For a moment, the homeowners considered changing their flights to stay on for another week. Thank goodness that didn't happen, as I surely would have snapped!

Tonight we'll have a "return to sanity" celebration with cake and champagne. Tomorrow, we'll sleep in as late as we want without anyone banging on the door or screaming at our window. After that, for the next 7 days, we'll drive wherever we want whenever we want without a worry in the world except which direction should we travel in today?

We're relieved to have a full week to decompress and do some sightseeing. We need this break before the first renters arrive on July 14th.