I need a degree in negotiation

OMG.  Holy negotiating.

So, we are trying to get my parents to move off the property they are living on.  There are two houses and 4 acres….and my parents are elderly.  It is further complicated by…well a billion things, which I’m not really ready to share in a public forum at this time.

In any case, I am visiting the family this weekend (I live an hour and a half away from my parents and brother), and this morning my brother also came over to hang out for a while (he lives about 15 minutes from my parents) when my father walked in the house.  I capitalized on all 4 of us being in the house at the same time to start the conversation.

Oh boy.  Needless to say, I officially think I deserve an award for my negotiating skills.  Just saying.