I’m already home from picking SWMBO up at the Ferry Landing so it’s getting late. For me, anyway.
Almost started the day with a headache but it went away with that first cup of coffee. Made a run into town for some bolts for the new wheels for my chair. (Got soft wheels so they don’t wreck my new flooring like the old wheels wrecked the old flooring.) Since I was there, and I hadn’t eaten yet, I stopped and got the $5 lunch at DQ. They make a good burger.
Came home, walked the dog, then went down to the MILA to start putting the master bedroom floor back together. Got frustrated trying to fit some pieces, and when I get frustrated it’s time to take a break from whatever I’m doing.
So I came back upstairs and sprayed oven cleaner in the oven (duh) but also under the top of the stove where all the pan drippings seem to accumulate.
Since I had to let the oven cleaner sit for 2 hours, I got busy putting the new closet system on the wall in our bedroom. Hardest part of that was finding the studs to screw into. Getting it level really wasn’t that hard. Now to get SWMBO to figure out how she wants the shelves and hanger thingies and that’ll get that done.
Just as I was about to leave for the Vape Shop to get a couple of new attys, a truck pulled up in my driveway. It was the friend of the older kid next door and his mom wanting to look at the MILA if it was still for rent. So I showed it to them and they really want to move in. We had a long talk about my expectations and what I really don’t like: noise after 2200, noisy motorcycles, fighting & slamming of doors, etc. You know, everything we went through with our last renters. Sill, took her phone number and said that SWMBO would be calling her and talking a bit about her concerns. They seem like nice folks; but Sarah & Jose seemed like nice folks also.
What to do? Get off my ass and get the repairs done for one thing, just in case I do decide to rent the place out again. Other than that I think it’s mostly just blind luck on the type of Renter you get. I will be checking with the place she’s living now to see what kind of occupant she’s been. I think that’s about all you can do. (I don’t have any way to run a credit check or anything. Hazards of being a slum lord I guess…)
And that is about it for tonight. Think I’ll go lay down and read awhile.