I am taking over my father’s house. Although similar to what I remember and am familiar with, it is all also slightly different.
Two neighborhood kids are used to having free reign in the house. They retreat to the basement when I arrive, and leave completely after I am firm and persistent with them for a while. Their father walks his dog in the yard and is upset with me, but I am firm and clear with him as well.
There is a sense of it being necessary for me to be firm, clear and stand my ground for a while, until it all realigns.