My parents do the snowbirds thing and they live down the street from me.
It is particularly convenient for them that I live nearby, not particularly for me.
When my parents leave I hastily have a lot of labor to do. My mother is all over myself and others to water her plants on a bi-weekly basis. My father wants myself and others to start their vehicle and move it around the property almost everyday. They frequently mess up and send packages to the southern lake apartment or see something on the security camera that I need to check out. The worst is when they hire a service done and I need to babysit the contractor. My father enjoys to have a Heating and A/C contractor come to the apartment when they are not there. I then need to take a afternoon off of labor to babysit the Heating and A/C contractor, spend my savings him and then hound my parents to reimburse me. If there is a service needed, it is such a mess. My father won’t directly talk to the Heating and A/C professional, so I am the go between woman asking questions, hashing out prices and scheduling another appointment that I am invociennce. I usually just tell the Heating and A/C contractor to make hte service right then and there and I spend my savings for it. It is worth a few hundred bucks not to have my father haggling over the iphone with myself and others translating. Someday they will live down south full time. That will be nice since I might make them apartment sit when I go on trip. I will make sure to get a Heating and A/C tune up during it.
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