Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday

Wrestlemania is being held at - whatever they call that stadium now - and my son and JD are going. That should be a cool event for them to go to, plus getting to go into this giant, huge, enormous structure - that would be entertainment in itself for me!

The newest tenant just paid up half a month's rent. I was amazed. Almost stupified - getting money early? Yee-hawwwww! She is, however, leaving for 70 days next month for some kind of military training. The agreement is that I would be able to rent out the room to short-termers/weekly/even daily rentals while she is gone, but she wanted to come back.

If another tenant pays up like he says he's going to, then I will be getting back into better financial shape. The third tenant - I have no idea. I haven't seen him in days. He comes and goes, that's his modus-operandi, but - I need to know when I'm going to get some more money is really all there is to it.

The ex-tenant of whose stuff I still have after 2-1/2 months called yesterday to plead about me keeping the stuff until Wednesday (versus selling whatever I can out of it), when he will come up with the money to "buy it back". I'm soooo very tired of tenants skipping out on paying their rent. If another tenant does the same thing he did, I will not have a problem doing it all over again. After the legal time limit passes, I can do whatever I want with their stuff. The guy should count himself lucky that I am also not imposing a storage fee at $5 per day times 75 days.

Fortunately for me, it's still relatively cool outside so that dealing with all of this isn't necessarily, totally killing my budget in terms of having to pay out $450 per month during the hot summer for electricity plus higher water bill. THAT is really what is concerning me right now - having enough to keep the power on, the house cooled. In keeping with that thought, I am going to dump all the money that lady just gave me onto the power card and put it on the meter. I was going to start getting ahead more than a month ago when all this financial chaos started hitting me. I wanted to get that thing up to $400 at least before the beginning of June - it's STILL possible, but I will have to magnify the effort.

As for today? I forgot to take home the turkey I had thawing in the fridge at work and I am going to have to go get it if I don't want an entire turkey to spoil. Meaning get it, bring it home and cook it today. It's still early enough to do that. I am going to take the dogs and let them run around that big, massive yard there for 30 minutes or so and then come home, prepare the turkey and cook it. Should be done by late afternoon, so no biggies. I will have turkey sandwiches for a week : )

Forgot to include that Michael has left - again. He's back at his family's house, doing whatever. No reason, no idea, just left. He goes through this stuff where he wants to be around his family, then, I guess, he gets enough of it and comes back over here.

Anyway, I best get moving if I am going to make my "Turkey Plan" work.

G'day.

ben

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