Well, Karen and I really did it this time.
For a few weeks this past summer, we rented a cottage. It was an experiment. We wanted to know if we could continue to sell houses while intermittently doing my day to day work (alas, dial up service) from the dock and driving back and forth to the city when required.
As it turned out, it worked much better than we imagined.
It was the busiest summer of real estate madness I've ever experienced in my 20+ years in the business yet we spent many wonderful days and evenings beside (and inside) the lake. The time I spent working was more relaxed and more productive than I could have imagined.
Sometime soon, I'll write much more about our experience with local Realtors and municipal employees and contractors etc. It's a different world up there. Not everything gets done "now".