My sister wanted to be a homeowner for the longest time.
However, it was never quite the right time financially.
After she met her ex, they moved in together and soon after had twin babies. They were both working, but it never seemed enough. So, they had little savings to put a downpayment on a house. After I graduated college, I started a business with a friend, and it took off. Within a year, we were thriving, and in three years, we sold it for a lot of money. It all seemed like a dream, but it was real. I didn’t need to spend all the money we had made, so I opted to surprise my sister with a house. She was raising two kids on her own after separating from her ex, and I knew the house was the perfect gift. On the day she was moving in, I was away on business and my sister called saying there were bees on a tree in the backyard. The kids had gone to explore the backyard and came across the beehive hidden on the tree trunk. My sister was panicking, but I managed to calm her down and explain she had to contact a bee removal business. They’d send an expert to the house to remove the bees and take them to a honey farm, or release them far away from her home. After we hung up the phone, my sister hurriedly contacted a bee removal business she’d found online. They did excellent residential bee removal and my sister was happy to let the kids outside once more.