Saturday, September 28, 2019

Don't Sleep


Hello all well here's the story for the week. Don't sleep on yard sales especially when you have things you need and retail prices are not getting it. Remember when I told you about my rental home. Well I needed something for it that the last tenant destroyed like window blinds, bathroom rugs.  Material to do minor repairs with. Well I got a few things at  yard sales for cheap compared to retail stores.   

I am trying to stay within a budget for my rental property  repairs. Since now I have to buy another refrigerator for my rental property. Did I mention I purchased one 6 years ago brand new.  Now I need another one. Which will cost me about $500 buck! I hate that they do not make things to last like they use to.  So that's why whatever  other things I might need If I can get  it cheap I will.

Besides that I got a letter in the mail saying that I could get the annuity from my old job before I get to be 65. I had to mail in some forms  I should be getting a check in a couple of weeks minus the taxes. I could use it. The annuity started out with $500 courtesy of our union and in 20 years it 's now $1000. I could have made more then that if they had given me the $500 back when they put the money in the annuity.  But I am grateful for it. It was money that  was given because the union screwed up. I will use it toward a cd to see if I can  get a better return on my money then the union did in the 20 years it had the money,

                               Well that's my story for the week what do you think?

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Not Me!

Hello all well here's the story for the week.. My partner had surgery this past Monday. I stayed in the hospital for about 10 hours. Thank god everything went well. After all was said and done I took him home on that Tuesday. Now I am playing nurse maid. I realize that it's not in my nature to care for people in this way. I will help you but I do have my limits. I know it sounds selfish. Maybe I am but caring for somebody who are  so needed is not in me to do.
I realize that I am not that person. I also realize that I have no patience for anybody or anything as I get older.Everything seems to get on my nerves nowadays. I blame it on all the medication I take but really it's just my personality.
 There is so much to do like clean my rental home, get a repairman to fix the problem in it, fix the refrigerator that now seem to be broke, deal with the last tenant , take care of my sick partner and deal with other financial matters all of this makes me want to scream.
But I keep remembering the saying that god does not give you more then you can handle. I guess he feels I an handle all of this I will let you know how I goes

So that's my story what do you think?  

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Settled Down

Hello all well here's the story for the week. I am tired!! I went over the damage that was done to my rental and it's not to bad ( not like the picture above) In my rental yes things need to be cleaned, I do need a handyman for repairs and I might need a new  refrigerator if I can't repair the one in there  already. But overall if the cost comes out to less then $4000,00 I am happy.

I have a contractor who says he will do all the repairs plus the painting for $3500. This is with materials included. I will be billing the tenant for this plus her back rent. Here's the crazy part after the drama with the tenant , her daughter and the repair person the tenant come over with to fix the things she broke in the house  last Saturday. I almost had to call the cops  on the daughter and their so called fix it man.  They  threaten to sue me  by call housing court, their lawyers  the whole nine me . I am done with the tenant and her family.

The tenant had the never to call my house Saturday night  after all the drama saying that she knows another person who could do all the repairs that I needed in the house done. I gave her a chance and she messed it up , now I am fixing the house my way and billing her for it.

So much drama  so much work to be done , that's my story what do you think?

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

To Pissed Off!


Hello All well here's the story for the week. I am to pissed off!! My rental tenant calls me over the holiday weekend to tell me she moved out. What??? I asked her " when did you move "? She told me  the last week of August. She didn't give me a notice or anything she just snuck out and then called me after she was gone.

She told me she wanted to meet and return the keys. She knows she owes me for September's rent for failure to give 30 days notice. Make a long story short. My rental is a hot mess which her security deposit will not cover. I have to use my own money and sue her for it. Which I am going to.

Something I feel being a landlord doesn't fit my personality. I am to nice and I hate when people mess up my stuff. Well that's my story what do you think?