|The Courtyard inside Bonnet House|
This brings me to a big update: I've been quietly shopping for houses, and it looks like I finally had an offer accepted. The property is an ugly foreclosure that needs significant repairs and updating. Some of the walls and ceilings are missing insulation and Sheetrock from a previous leak, and all the floors are bare except the tiles in the kitchen. The plan is to move there this summer as soon as I get a couple bedrooms ready to be occupied. The other work in the house can be done after I get moved in. My master plan includes creating a backyard oasis inspired by the Bonnet House.
So far April has been a steady month for mystery shopping, hospitality and auditing work. The next several days I will be working on a business census that entails visiting every business within a designated census area. I also have several gas stations to shop and a handful of restaurants and grocery stores lined up.