Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I'm convinced that you haven't really lived unless you've owned rental property! Sometimes I think the people who rent really have it made. You can move from place to place as often as you like, in fact if you move every 6 mos. or so you don't even have to clean your apt. Just move when it gets really dirty! You really don't even have to have garage sales or anything to get rid of junk---you just leave everything you don't need when you move. Do I sound bitter you might ask???? YES!!!! I just spent MOST of my day yesterday cleaning out and cleaning up our apt. next door!!! The people just wouldn't keep up to date on rent so we kept warning them. It is kind of bad for people who don't pay well since we live next door. Jeff told them to pay or be out last weekend. We were surprised they moved soo willingly. Problem was they just got out the big stuff and I guess necessities. Then they just didn't call or anything for a week. So, I go over yesterday morning and start bagging up stuff(wearing gloves I might add). It is an upstairs apt. and I am very sore today. I made what seemed like hundreds of trips down those steps, then I crawled around on my hands and knees cleaning gross woodwork, emptied out an even grosser(is that a word?) refridgerator, and cleaned a more grosser bathroom. After working all day I came home and noticed a message on the machine---lo and behold it's the renter---"um, sorry we haven't called you, but we will have all our stuff out by Fri. and I will clean the apt. and make payment arrangements to pay off the rent we owe"------yea, right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've heard that a million times before---and besides I've already cleaned out the crazy apt and srubbed it down! What a day!