The object of renting out my house as an inn was to make enough money to not lose the house. I have just written a check for the spring property taxes. I didn't have to use savings. My pension just covers the monthly mortgage payment. I am as poor as an inn mouse, but my house is covered for now.
Yesterday at Costco I got whitefish salad and a baguette. The baguette was stale but the whitefish was outstanding. I watched "Advise and Consent", an ancient classic black-and-white movie with a young Henry Fonda, Walter Pidgeon, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Betty White, Peter Lawford. Some decent California brandy. Life is good.