So, two months ago DH, kids, and I packed up and moved 2.5 hours away from our home of 13 years, due to a job transfer for my DH. It was totally unexpected, but exciting none the less, for he was going from being an Assistant Manager to a General Manager of his own store!
In the beginning we thought we would keep our previous home, to rent it out, and just keep it as sort of an income property. Our mortgage payments were very, very low (our car payments are more), so it was worth a try. Then we couldn't find any interested renters and our homeowners ins. co. started getting after us for it sitting empty. We decided lets just list it in Real Estate and if it sells we will just be done with it. So we found a realtor and did all the paper work to get it listed.
We have had my sis and my dad pop in once in a while to make sure our lawn man keeps the lawn up and that everything is okay with it. Sis called me tonight and asked if when we were there in Easter, we left the slider unlocked. Turns out the realtor showed the house last week sometime and says he couldn't find the "bar" we put in the slider to lock it so he shut the screen door on the slider and locked it so no one could get in. Our screen door doesn't lock......so he couldn't have. So since he has showed the house til today our nice tri-fold fire place screen ($80), we purchased this January, has been stolen. Mind you that was the only thing there that wasn't attached to the house. What bothers me most is the pictures that he had taken and posted on the real estate web site has a picture of our fireplace with that screen in front of it. Not that we live in a really bad neighborhood, but there are a few teenagers who like to do dumb stuff like baseball bats to mailboxes and that kind of stuff, it completely makes me sick to think what could have happened. Plus he left all our curtains and blinds open when he left as to advertise it is completely vacant. I understand opening them to show the house, but I feel he should have left it the way he found it.
Am I being to mean?