We have a house-showing today and Calvin is in full water mode. Already around 9 a.m., he had started flushing his bathroom toilet until it overflowed. I caught him right as he was doing it, and he was not happy. He has not done this for a while, so this a was huge red flag that he was looking to cause trouble today. And that instinct was correct.
I temporarily moved one of his Nest Cams from his bedroom to the bathroom, (pointing at the sink). Sure enough, around 10:30, he walked into his bathroom with his shoes on, took off his shoes, put them in the sink, filled them with water and then proceeded to put them on and walk around.
Thankfully, my wife got there within a couple minutes, but he had already sloshed around and he was not happy when she told him no.
This is a brand new behavior.
And so this presents one of our biggest challenges. Even with all the cameras, sensors and technology, we still can’t keep ahead of him. And even more concerning is how quickly a new unpredictable behavior can cause potential immediate damage to himself, others or the house. This adds to the already substantial stress of selling a house, but we just can’t drop our guard.