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Category: renting

05/09/07 10:25 - ID#39207

The Tenants From Hell Are Gone

The nightmare rental situation I had going on in one of the apartments I rent out is over. It has been several years of constant drama and I am so happy it is over. Unfortunately, they left in the middle of the night it looks like. There was even food on the stove and in the microwave, which is so freakin' weird. I can't believe they didn't clean up anything.

Luckily, my mother helped me clean it last night (garbage day) and now it is under control. I took her out to icecream afterwards. Like the reverse of when I was a kid.

Who leaves an apartment like this. Especially considering I gave the a break on the rent for like 3 months.
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This is the view from backyward the showhouse tour we went to on Sunday. I thought it was cool to see those buildings from another angle.
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I can't believe they shelaced newspaper on the floor as a decorative style. That is so tacky.
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Category: renting

05/09/06 09:47 - ID#32598

house paint

No wonder it will cost $5400 to paint this house. Seems like the winter was really hard on the remaining paint. The front looks extra crappy because I actually hung out the window and scapped it in the fall thinking I was going to paint it.

I hope people don't think I'm a slum lord. I guess it will be fixed soon enough.
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Category: renting

10/17/05 02:43 - ID#32287

Fixing Fuses

So this landlording job is way more than I bargained for. Tonight at 11:30 our tenants called to say that the electricity was out in their apartment. At first I thought it was the circuit breaker but then it turned out to be a fuse that was the replacement for the main switch. It is always something at the worst time. We replaced the fuse and it worked. Last time we went and had to replace a lightbulb.

I wish this job would end. I am much more cut out for computer programming and graphic design than for things like landlording.

I have no pictures of anything that happend today because my phone battery died and as did the phone charger. It's almost like it did not happen.

On the way to and from the apartment we saw the police pulling over lots of people. One of the situations was like 4 cop card arresting a 60 year old looking black man walking down the street in front of Off the Wall. It seemed really over the top.





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Category: renting

08/09/05 04:43 - ID#32161

hello my name is mr. electrician

I was supposed to edit my thesis and once again a million things came up. I had to work on the electricity to set up the motion detector light for my tenants. It was a nice alternative to programming, although programming electricity is still my favorite. It also made me consider being an electrician or sommething similar that this blue collar city needs.

Bare Wires
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Category: renting

08/06/05 04:02 - ID#32151

landlording work

Today while I should have been finishing up my thesis, I instead had to attend to numerous amount of landlording tasks. (E:matthew) and (e:terry) and I moved so much crap. There were numerous dressers, nightstands, coffee tables, end tables, a 700 lb solid iron washing machine down 3 flights of stairs. Luckily we got a brand new double size matress out of it, and an end table, coffee table set.

I also took apart a motion detector for further study. (E:terry) and my dad worked on a chair for three millions hours and then threw it out.

On monday we get our first rent money. Hopefully, it will make it worth it.

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Category: renting

07/22/05 03:18 - ID#32118

painting the property

We got the giant retractable painting poll. It extends to 12 feet.
So I will be three stories up dangling from a rope weilding a giant
retractable poll? This landlording job seems more dangerous everyday.

So the remaining question remains what color. We decided to consult
with (e:matthew) about that first. They have this machine at home depot
that can take real life objects and tell you what color they are to find
the paint color you need. It judged terry to be deep topaz. It was
about the color of strong chai mixed with chocolate milk. For those of
you that have seen (e:terry), you can appreciate how poor that machine
judges color.


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Category: renting

07/21/05 07:35 - ID#32114

Still Working on the house

Here I am still working on Nonna's house. Today I washed the windows for the new tenant. Who on Earth does that? My mother made me wash them. The house is still packed with stuff and the tenant moves in tomorrow.

My mother has the strangest priorities, like vacuuming between the matress and the box spring. Because the tenant is only paying $500, getting 2 weeks free, getting a furnished 3 bedroom and we are giving her the bed, multiple sets of bedding and two vacuums, I feel like she could do that herself. Not that I would ever do that for myself even. I think my mom should just shift prioritties to moving the crap out.

To make matters worse (e:matthew) to got in a fight with my mother. It was triggered by my mother insisting we have done nothing,which is clearly a lie as you can see by reading my journal. (E:matthew) actually put all his free time into working here just not in the way my demanding mother wanted. But, while I actually agree with him about most of the content of his argument, he could have just dealt with it better without yelling. They are both screamers. My father is too. I am at my last patient moment for screaming. In fact, this is preciselywhy IM is my prefered method of conversation. That is unless (e:twisted) starts "screaming" with her caplocks down,lol.

The tenant just got here and is already making excuses fornot having august's rent on time, but she did say she loves us like family - great.
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Category: renting

07/19/05 06:47 - ID#32109

What landlording sounds like





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Here is (e:matthew) smashing out a cabinet, that needs to be replaced. Check out his triceps.

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Category: renting

07/18/05 08:58 - ID#32107

Working Hard Till Thursday

Finshed painting the bathtub and cabinet and capped the spickettes. The bathroom is now complete. We also packed stuff in boxes and Iscrapped the old paint to add some new paint. I am tired of it but it looks like our tenant will move in on Thursday night and it will be over for a little while at least.

The washing machine is 500 lbs and is waiting to kill me when it falls down three flights of stairs.
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Category: renting

07/18/05 06:05 - ID#32106

Another Day Landlording

So I thought I would be able to have been done writing my thesis by now. i was quite wrong. I never anticipated how much time landlording takes. Today I had to paint the bathroom cabinet, fix the shower, cap the pipes, and paint the tub. Then I scraped paint from a part of the house and want to begin painting ASAP. It is so time consuming.

I forgot the sidekick I piece of crap phone so I don't have any pictures of today's progress. You will just have to beleiev me that it occurred ;)
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