Well when I called to have them contact her I discussed having them decline penalty free if she still didn’t respond. He basically just said he would note it in my account but then I lost signal so not sure what else we would have discussed or if it would have helped it be penalty free.
She ended up contacting me back. Not a super response. Thanked me for letting her explain. Explained pet hair was on all sheets and when she told host he said he would have to wait to buy new sheets at a later date so she left. She admitted that communication is difficult for her and that she is practicing. Never addressed whether she read listing or agreed to House Rules. Asked if she can take pics of my barn friends.
When I replied about the importance of communicating arrival time, needs and questions not that I needed to socialize with her and that there definitely would be animal hair throughout the house because it is a farm but I don’t allow my pets in the guest bedroom and I do vacuum and had actually just shampooed the carpets this weekend and finally asking again whether she had read the House Rules and agreed to follow them and did she foresee any issues with them as I did not want either of us to be unhappy, especially since it was for two weeks and she was paying a discounted rate, she finally replied decently.
I accepted and then saw her pic she looked to me like a young girl that may not always have the easiest time fitting in. I found her linked in profile and discovered that she was rather well educated but jobs were kind of all over the place and not always matched to education. Has 2 bachelors degrees and a masters in bioengineering but has worked selling cosmetics among other things. Anyways, I currently don’t have any jobs that technically match my education either (1 bachelors in systems engineering and 2 unrelated masters) so maybe we can share and she will feel better about it.
Separately, one of the things that I had also told her was that most of my pets were old and retired and not necessarily photogenic and that one was actually at the hospital and would be recovering while she is here. Sadly she passed this morning so although I am crushed, at least that is one less thing to deal with while she is here. At least the money from her stay will hopefully cover the cremation…