Thursday, February 25, 2021

Got It!

                                                                       Hello All

Well here's the story for the week. I called and got an appointment for the Covid 19 vaccination  shot for march. I was surprised because every place I tried to get a shot they said no appt was available. Glad me and my partner both were able to get an  appt, But I had to get a doctor's  note stating that I was a diabetic even before I could make an appt. Really I think if you have the  vaccine and you know we all need it.  Everybody no matter the age or heath condition, where you live, what you look like  we should  all get it. Without being put through the ringer first.  Anyway it's my  D**n Furnace again!!

My hot water was not working right. It gave me super hot burn you skin off water. So I called the furnace company to fix it. And you know they told me that I had a valve problem that  needed to be  fixed  at the cost of $600. Hey didn't I just pay you $1800 a minute ago for a coil for this darn thing??  This machine is not even 10 years old and already It's costing me a pretty penny.  I am so done with repair bills and fix up. You just don't know. 

                                              That's my story what do you think?


Thursday, February 18, 2021

My Heart

                                                                         Hello all 

Well here's the story for the week. My heart goes out to the people living in Texas. Not only do they dealing with snow, ice and below freezing temperatures. They are also dealing with busted pipes that are now flooding their homes. It's crazy and true when they say life is so unpredictable. My heart goes out to them and my prayers.


Been feeding the stray cats in my neighborhood. Between me and my neighbor who is also doing it. These strays are living the life. They have to nerve to pass on my less expensive cat food to eat the better food that my neighbor puts out. But they still need me because I give them water which they drink  quick fast. Oh well like my mother use to say when you get hungry even the less desirable food look good to you.

Well that's my story  what do you think?


Friday, February 12, 2021

Come On Now!!!

 Hello all well here's the story for the week. My shower was not getting any hot water. So I called my furnace company. Since my furnace provides my hot water. After several calls they  sent a man to look at it. The  repairman tells me that I need a new heating coil for the furnace.   and it will cost $1600!! Really that much? I said damn every time someone comes to fix something in this house it cost me over $500. Luck thing I had vacation money that  we did not use to pay for this fix, but what if I did not have the money. The furnace company would have had to put me on a payment plan which would have been $100 a month with no interest. That's why I say it pays to have a house emergency fund because you never know when your going to get an emergency.

If It had not been for my partners income I would have had to  wait to get the  furnace fixed, because I could not have afforded to pay for it without him.  If it was my only income I would have either  a few choices.  First  put me on a lower plan like $50 a month instead of $100 or  I could charge it to my credit card  and pay it out with the high interest rate  or  I could go with  out  hot water until I could find the money to pay for it. Crazy right. 

                                         So that's my story what do you think? 


Thursday, February 4, 2021

Darn You Snow

  Hello all well here's the story for the week. NYC got a lot of snow 18 inches. So you know what I had to do. Yes shovel 2 houses no less. First shoveling the first house the one I live in I fell in the snow and could not get back up. Snow was to deep. Thank god for my neighbor he came over to help me up.  My rental home I shoveled the next day and my neighbor next door bless her heart she's about 80 came over to help me. I kept telling her It's ok by she said no and helped anyway. She's Korean and don't speak or understand  English . But we get a long fine with the language barrier. She's so sweet.

So for 2 days of deep shoveling I am done. Also I got an estimate of my property taxes for both homes. One is $9768.00 the rental is $5700.00. That's close to $16,000 for property taxes for 2 homes in New York city. I really live in queens outside of the city. One is getting sold soon. I do not trust renting my second home out anymore. Especially with everything going on and people can not pay the rent  now for the places they are living in. So what chance do I have of getting a good tenant. Truthy I really don't want my rental to suck up all my saved cash. So she's gota go.

               Well that's my story for this week. Hope your staying safe and warm.

                                                          So what do you think?