Our PO's became some of our closest friends. We can see their house from ours and they can see ours from theirs. We love them and would do anything for them! I am sure we are in the minorityWe had lovely first guests. Our problems were getting rid of the POs. We had a 2 week training period and I wanted them out of here after a couple of days. I wanted to do things my way. Every time they were here they wanted to take something else that had not been on the exclusion list. They lived locally for several years afterward, so we were afraid to rock the boat because in a small community everyone knows everybody's business. If we had put a firm foot down, we were afraid they would start talking negatively about us.
The only positive thing about them living locally was we were able to have a longer transition time to replace some of the major pieces of furniture they were taking with them. You can bet we replaced those things as soon as we could.
Several years later, our first guests retured for a visit and we had a good laugh about how "green" we had been the first time..