Thursday, February 4, 2010


The man that was interested in fixing up and living in the trailer showed up today. In fact, he was finished the gutting work when I got home from work. I told he could start in on the project if he thought he wanted it. It will cost a couple a hundred to get it to where I want it in terms of the walls, floors and electricity. I really didn't HEAR him say he wanted to live in it, but - I wasn't paying him for his work today, so I assume by virtue of the fact that he was working on the thing that he does, indeed, want it.

I have had numerous replies for the room. One guy says he's going to come over tomorrow at noon. I say "say" because I get lots of that - they're coming but they never show. No big deal, it's part of the game. A couple I haven't replied to - their email pretty much gave them away, people I don't want to deal with and don't want living here. I'm not desperate - yet - I can wait and see if I can find another good tenant. I like these people that live here but are rarely here, pretty nice setup, really.

I have 2 ads out - one for full price for the room and one for someone to pay reduced rent and help around the house. I won't need that, however, if this guy ends up moving into the trailer, he is going to do all of that stuff, I can just get full rent rate for that room instead.

Anyway, start of a 3-day weekend. I guess you could call it 3 and a half days, since I got home at 1:45 today, almost a full half day!

Well, I was going to get into some things here but I am going to start an early cleaning - I have people coming over - hopefully anyway - just want to make it look nice in here.


Got off to a late start this morning - I had forgotten to write up a paper for the guy to read and decide whether he wants the trailer project or not. Leave that little tidy up to him. Had to put the trash cans out. Got in the car and drove off. I then remembered I had left the kitchen trash can on the floor and there are chicken bones in there. I figured to catch one of the dogs red-handed, so I turned around, went back home, snuck in and.......yup, the Catahoula, head buried so deep in the can she didn't even hear me sneaking up behind her, however, she got a very nice dose of reality when I did get within reach of her.

I also found the tenant that left for CA - and apparently never to return - his email address and wrote him a letter. What's up, where's my rent, are you coming back? Pretty short, sweet and right to the point. A couple of emails later he has determined he is probably going to move back to CA, please re-rent the room, but please do not throw out or sell his personal stuff. Would never do that, really.

Yes, a new ad is already in Craiglist. And, already, I have 2 people interested. I can't wait around for stuff like that. The man wants his stuff back, though, he's going to at the very least have to pay up last month, give him a free ride on this month. He knows that and said when he comes back he will pay it up - another $115. Meanwhile the other tenant came back last night - after I went to bed. He's $100 in arrears as well and soon to face $200 in arrears.

Well, I already dismissed one woman from renting the room. She wrote me, I wrote her back and then she started discussing with me what I "should" do with my son and his friends. That was enough to tell me right there that this lady would be a HUGE problem, thanks for revealing that up front, please don't write me back. It's not as if I try to make it a secret that there are teenagers here just about every single day, it's right out there, on those ads, for everyone to see. The fact that there are 2 other tenants and shared bathrooms is also right up front. In the first email back to that lady, I told her very specifically what's going on over here - and that it would be up to her to decide whether she could handle such conditions.

Next? Don't watch Fox news, CNN or MSNBC. That is, apparently, Obama's latest command to democrats. Fortunately, I am not a democrat. I don't consider myself a republican, either, though definitely I am on the conservative side of things. Regardless, I think the man makes him self look very desperate when he's telling people specific news organizations not to watch.

Whatever. I have a lot of work to do today, the truck routing system at work is full of orders and pickups. Get that done and then - go home for a 3-day weekend!!

I'm done, c'yall later.

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