The condo I really wanted is now under contract. I'd decided to wait until returning from WA to put in a bid. Guess that was not to be.
I was a bit harsh in my anticipating the family reaction. First off, I don't know what will be said. Anticipating brings with it a set of expectations and in order to complete detach from their outcomes (very good point, Christine, and one that I can always stand to be reminded of) I need to let go of any expectations. Secondly, I wasn't showing much compassion. I believe her to be impaired. Doesn't mean I have to accept unacceptable behaviors, but she is acting and will always act out of her dis-ease.
I'm all packed and ready to have a good trip. Don't know if I will update while I'm away.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Hope for clarity.