Oh Jo Anne what a wonderful story about your father.
I feel for our returning service men in this day. The VA story was horrible.
I love to rehab. I pick my houses up on repo and fix them up. I like to do different decors but I try to keep it basic so they can add their personality. My favorite rooms are the kitchens and baths to do because I also love tile. They are doing amazing thing with tile these days. I hit the resale shop and have been able to pick up real marble cheaper than ceramic at the BB stores. I love the finish look of high end bathrooms and kitchens, That sales and rent houses fast.
The only thing I tell them is they have to live with beige and white wall. They can add color with furniture and accessories. After the one tenant painted rooms dark blue and purple and it took several can of paint per room to cover that ended the leave way of wanting a different color on the walls.