Sunday, June 26, 2022

Looking for trouble

  Memorable car of the day:

 1941 Chrysler Newport, Is this dude cool or what?

For today:

I caught myself looking under the kitchen and vanity sinks today for leaks. Funny that, it is like insurance, it seems when I check there is never a leak, BUT FORGET and when you least expect it, someone will notice & say, “There is a leak under the sink!”

It is like the saying, “Has a battery ever gone dead at a GOOD time?”

I know it is good to check the plumbing every once in a while as well as the battery on the lawnmowers. MOST of the time nothing is needed.

Over our later life time we have had some rental properties. I cannot manage rentals I KNOW I am an easy touch so we have a manager. He charges 10% to handle troubles, collect and deposit our share.

We have only one rental at present. It normally pays the taxes and insurance plus maintenance on both ‘Condos’. These are condos, but until Sister Shirley leased this side, it was always a ‘Duplex’.  Something bugged Shirl about living in a duplex, but a condo? Yeah that is cool. LOL


My dog Ace, stands watch on this etrance to the condos.

Anyway, Mr. Hunter (manager) called to say there was a leak next door, estimate to fix……. $3,500!  WHAT? Shucks plumbing the whole house only costed $2000………. Don’t tell me, Sherry already reminded me that was 25 years ago. LOL

I will be looking for someone who can do it more reasonable, or I will do it myself.  I just hate to interrupt the renter’s lives while it is being done, this will be a few days job, possible 2 weeks.  That is a long time to have someone in and out of your house.

Nite Shipslog

PS a: I should be here for one more entry, if not we will see you when we get back from the mountains….

PS b: Gotta remember this!!!

“Learn to smile at every situation. See it as an opportunity to prove your strength and ability.” — Joe Brown



betty said...

You are a good landlord, Jack, being concerned about the inconvenience to the renter while the work is being done. Sorry that the leak was discovered and it is a costly fix, but I guess better that it was found before maybe more damage was caused!


Victor S E Moubarak said...

Take care and enjoy your holiday. Hope the weather will be good for you.

God bless always you and Sherry.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Whenever you own a home there is always something to do. Thankfully my landlord takes care of any problems here. Sounds like you do a good job too. Hope it can be fixed reasonably. You know it's gotta be fixed before it causes more problems. Hope you have a safe trip and no problems along the way.

Woody said...

Hi, Go enjoy the Mountains, Relax and take in Natural Beauty !!! Let someone have a go at the Plumbing Issue, Take Care and enjoy ! sending down love from the North ! Gary an Anna Mae !

Mevely317 said...

I don't know of any other landlord who'd be as thoughtful! Since being on fixed incomes, Tom's handyman skills are invaluable.
And in today's economy, I think those who chose to learn the trades (v. college) made the right choice. Unless one plans to become a brain surgeon, university degrees aren't all they're cracked up to be!

Dar said...

You're consideration of your tenants ' wait ' while the plumbing is fixed, I'm sure is appreciated. You're a good man, Charlie Brown ! Have a most adventurous time in the mountains that you love. I love the 41 Chrysler Newport. What a sweet ride. I had a pretty awesome Mustang long ago but unfortunately totaled it on an icy morning. ' Jaws ' had to pull me out but lucky.!!! Have fun now !
loven'hugs from up north where the gardens can't grow our produce fast enough with dastardly grocery prices. grrrrrrrrrr

yaya said...

We didn't know we had a leak in our basement until I stepped on soggy carpet! Now we check regularly and also have waterproof flooring! Good luck with the repairs and hopefully you'll find a reasonable plumber but also find somebody who actually wants to work, shows up, and does it quickly! Enjoy the mountains!

Glenda said...
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Glenda E Hulbert said...

Yes, that Chrysler is a "cool dude".
Enjoy your trip!
Love you two :)

Woody said...

See your Last Post an by the Looks your enjoying your "Time Out" with your Honey in the Mountains !
Will check in when ya get back !!


Lisa said...

Nick is always cautious when we go out of town. He turns off the water to the house before we leave. He expects the unexpected. Sometimes it drives me crazy but then I have seen his reasoning.
Hope you find a better price.


Sheila Y said...

Yeah I am behind in posts… but they called those twin homes when we lived in Kansas. You may already know that. :) Sending love from Florida! Sheila