At Bubba Gump's in Lahaina.
How often do you befriend someone whom you sold a house to?
That's what happened to me with Scott and Melody Hayden in 2009.
I marketed my Old Town, Fort Collins abode by sticking a $2.99 "For Sale" sign in the front yard. A few days later, I got a call from Scott.
I gave him the quick nickel tour. It's a small house. He seemed to like it.
He asked a few obvious question. I gave him truthful answers.
"I'm a friendly guy (he is). How's your neighbors?"
"Well, Scott. They suck. They both lack social skills and are assholes. That being said, at least they are quiet losers."
He kind of gasped at my brutal honesty, but I think he knew he was dealing with a straight shooter.
We signed the papers and we've been buddies ever since. He's a good doctor too, and makes a difference in people's lives.
I don't think all home sales end like this.
Melody was on the Mainland while Dr. Hayden was on a temporary assignment in Maui.
From the photo of the big fans, I finally figured out the origins of Hawaii's Trade Winds.
Mañana, I'm on the road to Hana.