Around 6:00 p.m. that night his cousin and her entire family showed up to see a very dirty SUV. They took it for a drive and by 7:00 p.m. they were owners! I got my asking price in cash and I was spared the torture of the inevitable phone calls, stupid conversations and ridiculous "low ball" offers I would have suffered by posting on craigslist!
When the pool guy showed up yesterday for the weekly pool cleaning he said that his cousin was really happy with the purchase. I asked him if he needed any kitchen appliances. He did and within a very short time, he had a truck-full of stuff: meat slicer, blender, crock pot, coffee maker, veggie chopper and enough pots, pans and dishes to supply a small restaurant. The house is now about 95% empty and I can also delete a planned garage sale from my list of things to do.