Sunday, May 24, 2009

As Promised

Today, I took some before photos of the repairs that need to be done to mom's house. One of the neighbors came out and stated she had a friend who wanted to rent it, as is...NEVER...NEVER be a landlord, if you can help it!
The other neighbor is going to put on the new roof, as soon as I get another $450, for material, and I have been picking up some supplies for the other repairs.

I will be showing progressive photos s we go along, but I think I will post on my other blog so be sure to check in from time to time...and leave your comments.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I'm moving home!

I am going to move into Mom's house. There is a ton of work to be done (not as much as on mine), and I just can't seem to get a break with the weather, or scrounge up the energy to get going.
The tenants left it in a terrible state of disrepair, and not all of it is cosmetic. Check out the missing flashing, the state of the yard, and the rusted out railings, just to mention a few.
The painting alone is going to keep me busy for ever. Then the missing ceiling in the dining room, the repair to the living room hardwood floor, removal of the long out-dated paneling, the dangerous improper installation of the hot water tank, the 3 inches of mud in the basement, etc. will keep me in the poor house and in debt for the $2300 in taxes.
WELL, it's a good thing that I am incredibly rich...oh yea, I'M NOT!
I will post pictures of the before and after, soon, but it's going to be while before it's done, so be prepared to check back from time to time.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mom's house

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I am planning on moving down to my mother's house, sometime in the very near future. The place is in dire need of TLC, but my house is in far worse condition. It is going to take about three years to get the place in shape, and every cent I can spare, but by then I should be able to enjoy getting the outside looking good enough to sell and retire...somewhere warm.

My neighbor is going to buy this place, and tear it down, so I m giving it to him for the price of the land alone. They have been the best neighbors I could have ever have hoped for, so it's a fair trade.

I had a string of terrible tenants, and then a strung of worse tenants, and the laws are against landlords, so getting them out was a hassle. The last set were supposed to be buying on a rent to own thing, and did the worst damage. I'm in a quandary as to where to start.

There is a string of half done projects, terrible ideas, and jerry-rigged repairs they, in their twisted minds attempted.

I plan on sharing some before and after pictures soon, So if you are in need of a good laugh, keep tuned.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

unconscious mutterings

  1. Avoid :: contact

  2. Castle :: in the air

  3. Episode :: one

  4. Limited :: edition

  5. Nail polish :: remover

  6. Dip :: Bacon and Horseradish

  7. Share :: and share alike

  8. Damage :: mar

  9. Improper :: advances

  10. Handle :: with care

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Friday, May 1, 2009