I got more grief from the Moving Co than from Realtors & Clients.
Had to show the Movers that I had loaded the primers, powder & ammo in seperate tubs before they would agree to a submitting a Final Contract on Moving Day...but then I took all my stuff down to the new place when I pulled the boat down a week ahead of the actual Moving Day circus...and locked it up in the new house Outta Sight & Outta Mind...my guns and Safety Deposit Box stuff went to a friends house and stayed in his safe for a while until I was ready to handle it here...with all the Contractors in & out of the house getting the necessary bare minimum repairs done so that we could move in while the heavy demo & reno stuff was done under our watchful eyes.... just like camping out in a building zone.
Gotta say "small Town Texas" is daylite and dark different from DFW. We found a small group of Contractors here in Palestine by word of mouth references that I trust more than I thought I ever would anywhere else & did with one of them having a key to my house....totally unlike living in the Metro Mess....where I had an HO Insurance Claims Unit's engineering contractor steal the evidence that justified my broken foudation claim, and then Deny the Claim in their Written Report. THAT made for a fun day in Mediation when I produced the pics of the evidence... with the Engr'ng Co field rep's standing over the evidence.
"These are the times that try men's soul's"...Thomas Paine
"Those who fail to learn from History are doomed to repeat it" ....Santayana
"There's a sucker born every minute" P.T. Barnum, on why he always had customers to see the sideshow features.