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Renters got themselves straightened out

August 20th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

Well it's time for a check in and check up. I feel like it is the calm before the storm time.

In The Impulsive Purchase the tenants upstairs moved out a few days ago. They paid me for 1/2 of the month and now its empty. They left it completely bare. I love them. After living there for 14 years I thought they would leave a ton of junk. But they didn't even leave 1/2 used cleaning products.

The tenants downstairs told me they will be out by the 1st. They have not done anything that I can tell. They lived there for 16 yrs so I am hoping they leave it as bare as the upstairs. That would be sweet.

Demo is set to begin on the 1st. I am trying to schedule a walk through with an architect type so we can submit floor plans for permit approval. My contractor has been wishy about if the floor plans are really necessary- he has an excellent eye for layout himself- but he wants me to spend the money for easy permit approval and an easier process of outlining things to plumbers/elecricians and holding them to estimated budgets. So I guess the floor plans will be the first of many big expenses.

For my current home- the tenants upstairs just caught up yesterday. The one guy who never paid me his 1/2 of August had thought the "overage" they had given me the month prior would be used as 1/2 a months rent- and I used the overage as half their deposit (which they had not given me yet). So I applied the overage to August rent and we worked out a payment plan for their deposit. A DUI and Parking Boot prevented them from being able to pay it all at once. So they will pay me in installments over the next 6 months. A bit of a headache to keep track of but its all ok.

In other news I had my 1 yr review at work and got a 3% raise. I was hoping for a title promotion and a big jump in pay but that didn't happen. But the position I was hoping for is still wide open- as of yet I still have no supervisor!

I used the raise and increased my retirement contribution by 2%...the extra 1% will be "fun money"(partying money lol).

And...WE GOT ANOTHER DOG! We rescued another Rottweiler. Her name is Tai. Shes 4 yrs old and very sweet. We were not looking for another dog but my SIL heard of a family divorcing and the wife surrendered their rottweiler to the animal shelter. The shelter is a kill shelter so the dog was given a limited time to be adopted. After 2 days in the shelter the families cousin got the dog out of the shelter but then needed a family to take her. Since we have lost 2 rotties and love them- SIL called us. Lucky for us Tai is working out very well. She gets along with our other 2 dogs well. She's just huge. Our dog food consumption is going up.

Thats about it. Wow- thats a lot.

14 Responses to “Renters got themselves straightened out”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Congratulations on your new baby!! (dog, that is)

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Such a puppy look for 4 years!

  3. Analise Says:

    Tai is beautiful. It's great you were able to give her a forever home.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Ditto on what Ima said. Smile
    Glad things are working out with the renters.

  5. baselle Says:

    Big Grin If the renters are poky, they've just become sport for the rotties. Big Grin

  6. NJDebbie Says:

    I love, love Tai!

  7. creditcardfree Says:

    Aw! Nice puppy.

  8. Looking Forward Says:

    She's lovely! Love Rotties. Smile

  9. nmboone Says:

    That's awesome that you could rescue another one. I know from experience that they are a lot of work.

  10. whitestripe Says:

    i keep missing your updates. congrats on the new member of your family & the payrise. Smile

  11. baselle Says:

    Hey, good news! 5 day later and I still see your pic of Tai. Maybe, maybe the pic issue is fixed?

  12. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Hi Gamecock,

    Just wondering how you are doing?

  13. creditcardfree Says:

    Ima's asking about you in her blog post today. Care to give us an update? Are you working tirelessly on the rental property?

  14. scottish girl Says:

    Hi Gamecock, how are you? Would love to hear an update

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