I posted awhile back about the husband going to the coast yet again to help with his friend's house.
Well, a few months ago they finally finished and are moved in. I went a few times when he went and even helped a little bit. My help was generally handing over tools or fetching some water. Sometimes it got ungodly hot in there before they finally got power and a/c. The house is beautiful, but I'd never want one like it. It's huge, with upstairs/downstairs, room after room, including several bathrooms. Now, I'm lazy, I admit it. I barely keep my little one-floor, three room, 2 bath house presentable, much less clean, so I would definitely not want to be the one to clean that huge house. Still, it's beautiful. I'd visit anytime, but live there and clean it? No way, Jose.
On the upside, no more working visits to the coast. We may plan on a weekend down there now and then, if we can get the daughter's family to feed the animals for us. I do like it down there, and they have several restaurants I like to visit.