Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Darn New York


Hello all well here's the story for the week. I just got an estimate on my property tax bill for 2020-2021. The house I am currently living in will be $9875.00 coming this year and next year's property taxes. That's a $2400. jump from last year. That's crazy.  This is why New Yorkers are leaving in droves  because of the high property taxes, quality of life, high food cost, rental cost  need I go on.

I can not at this point move so I have to go on a  tight budget.  So I can pay the bill when it comes due. Because if I don't between the water bill & property taxes if these are not paid the City of New York will take your house with a quickness. Time to start looking for cheaper places to live in the near future.

                                                  So that's my story what do you think?


Friday, January 24, 2020



Hello all well here's the story for today. I am finally finished with my court issue. I went to small claims court yesterday because I had a rental tenant who wanted her security deposit back. So they took me to court. We went to an arbitrator  instead of a judge because if we had to wait for a judge we might not get seen until April sometimes. I felt that was way to long for  a case that's  under $5000.

So the arbitrator wanted to call it a wash I keep the security deposit and I would not charge the tenant for the last months rent  that she owed me plus the damages to the house she made. which happen to be more then her $2000 security deposit.  The tenant said no she wanted all of her security deposit back. So the arbitrator stated that they would send me a letter in 14 days of the decision. I said fine with me. I have gotten to the point that life is to short to argue over money.

                                                 So that's my story what do you think? 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

No Plastic

Hello all where to start?   First I read where my Con Edison bill will be going up to about $20 extra this year. It sucks living in New York. I really live in the suburb's but it's all the same the prices of living in New York has gotten out of hand. I am paying $260 a month now for Con Edison which includes my Light & Gas but now I will be paying $270 and I am on a level billing plan. Is that crazy or what. What if I was on a fixed income I would be driving  myself crazy trying to find that extra $20 in my budget.

No plastic bags what is this! Come March 1th  2020 they are not giving out plastic bags in my grocery stores anymore. What no plastic what am I going to do when I buy groceries. The cashier told me bring my own bag. Now I have to make sure to bring bags with me everywhere. Really!

                                                            That's my story what do you think?


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Really Tough!

Hello all happy new year. Well here's the story for the new year so far. One of my new years goals is to get rid of two cars that I have sitting in my driveway. I called a few places like charities and they have to get back to me. So I call a dealership to talk about a trade in. He said that I should be careful about donating my car to charities because he has hear of horror stories regarding them and your donated car. I also went to my insurance man about how I could get rid of my cars. He says donate them. I went to the junk man and he tells me that he would take them. If I bring in my car I get $100 bucks for it if they have to come get it I get $50.

Why is it so hard to get rid of old cars nowadays? One car I will be trading in for a new one because it has low mileage. The other one is still up in the air. I might find a field and throw some  gasoline on  the older car  and burn it up. That's one way of getting rid of a car. Just kidding.

On another note thinking about getting a job for the Census for 2020. Hey they are paying about 20 bucks an hours. Works for me. So that's my story what do you think?

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Really TV

 Hello all Happy 2020. Here's the story for the week. My $1400 TV that I purchased 3 years ago is now broke. Yes I said broke. The volume on the Tv is not working. So now I have to call a repair man and my partner says that it will cost about $100 just for him to walk into the front door. Really!!!
I have had Tv sets that was over 20 years old still working. This only shows you that they are making junk and selling it for a high price.

Just like the refrigerator that I told you about that  broke after 4 years of usage. Besides that it's pouring with things that have to be addressed this year and it's only 4 days into the new year. I have to deal with a health issue beside trying to get rid of stuff like old cars and junk that's been laying around this house forever. A lot of stuff to deal with in 2020 .

Hope that your first 4 days of the new year is better then mind. So what do you think?