Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Ohh, the landlord saga. I have made so many stupid blunders that it makes me sick to even think about it. We have no tenant yet. I am launching a new ad campaign and we have notched the rent down a bit. I borrowed a carpet cleaning machine from my dear friend Vickie but i simply cannot get the carpet as clean as it needs to be. We'll be bringing in hired guns for that. And the painting, ohhh the endless painting....

In the meantime, the Santiago fire happened. and the Witch fire, and the Slide Fire, and the 13+ other fires. Dan kept getting evacuated from work, we were rained on by ash for a few days, school was closed, and Limestone-Whiting Ranch Park burned to a crisp. Not to mention our poor former neighbors in the canyons, who were evacuated for two weeks and some of whom lost their houses. This fire sucked. They all sucked! We have a view of the Santa Ana Mountains from our new backyard and when the wind was right and the sky was clear, we would watch the helicopters dropping fluorescent orange fire retardant on the hills.

But i can't focus on much except the landlord saga. Basically, i'm exhausted and fear we've made the biggest financial mistake of our adult lives. Keep your fingers crossed for us that this all turns out right in the end.


liannallama said...

oh, your new profile photo is so cute! You will rent your place soon--hopefully really soon! (((HUGS)))

Stephanie said...

Renting your house is awful - we've done it before and it's darn stressful. Don't worry, be patient . . . and then pray a lot and tell everyone you know about your house. You'll get it rented. I hope for you!

Love you!