My hot lead on one company from whom I was expecting an offer soon cooled. Further, it was beginning to look like the market for M&A types was becoming saturated with recently out-of-work Investment Bankers (e.g., Lehman Bros.) also looking for work. So at that point we firmly shifted mentally to relocating to the Big Island.
We also decided to get serious about the possibility of buying a B&B and began reading everything we could get our hands on. We even looked into attending B&B seminars, but couldn’t get the scheduling to work out.
Meanwhile we also had a California “bucket list” to slim down which we did by taking trips to Yosemite and to Mammoth Falls as well as to one of our staple California spots, Carmel. We had lunches and ball games to attend in the city too.
Our California realtor agreed that we needed to fix up our kitchen before putting the house on the market, so we had new cabinets installed and did some painting etc. We made plans to return to Hawaii in August and to put the California house on the market in early-September.