Sadly, the amount of rain that was dumped on Charleston the previous week, there were kayaks in the streets, contributed to a number of regrettable issues. The wooden front door warped, despite my having two repairmen work on it, and I feel bad that they had trouble with it. I am having it replaced.
The oak that cracked and obscured the dock fell not nights before, the rain weighing down the vine over it, and my efforts to get a tree man were foiled by the weather. The photo was taken not two months before by the airbnb photographer. I had hope the covered deck off the bedroom, not pictured would provide a pleasant outdoor space in lieu. most people prefer it anyway, with the door right off the bedroom, sofa, and overhang for watching the birds up in the trees. Most people love it, I am sorry the ydidn't. The trees along that lake provide a habitat for wood ducks, there is a box for them by that tree. I have to be careful how I prune the area because I would rather provide them a comfortable breeding area, there are twenty in front in the fall that clear it out and have ruin their home.
Also something brought out by rain in the Palmetto Bug, a part of Charleston, like mosquitos, they are around and no indicator of cleanliness, like other kinds of cockroaches, but just like the occasional chameleon that comes into the house. When I first noted them after moving here 20 years ago I was told by a native in a very beautiful old home downtown that they were like trying to fight the tide. Natives tolerate them, because we know you can't fight them. Like telling a New Yorker their air isn't clean enough, it's just not something one can control.
I offered Glennis a partial refund based on her discomfort, and will address these issues as best I can. I choose to use non-toxic approaches to pest control having two children in the home, but will reconsider that.