I Had a Little Problem with my Barbeque

I have been careful most of my life.  I suppose that it is the result of my parent’s teaching me to watch out for possible problems before they happened.  Being able to see the outcomes of my actions has helped me to avoid many pitfalls that I would have otherwise stumbled into.

But I am not perfect.

In fact, last Sunday was a prime example of what happens when things go wrong.  I was out on my deck making supper on the barbeque and the phone rang.  I went into the house, finished my phone call and ate supper.

I forgot about the BBQ.

Big mistake.

When I finally came to my senses and realized that I had left it on, the damage had been done – my siding had melted.

It was the worst feeling I have had in a long time – I couldn’t believe that I didn’t see that coming.

I decided that I needed to find some siding contractors Plymouth Michigan that could come and fix it right away.  I started at the address that I could find that was closest to my home (51225 West Hills Drive, Plymouth, MI 48170), and they were happy to come out and help.

In fact, they came out the next day and fixed my siding.

I will have to pay more attention the next time I decided to barbeque.

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Booking Contractors for this Week

There are many “jobs” that go along with owning rental properties, and in some respects, that is what I love the most about my career path.  Not only can I provide people with a place to call home, but I get to be a part of the revitalization of our community, an employer and someone who is actively working to better the town that we live in.

I think it is quite a good job.

But there are days where you find yourself doing more of the administrative tasks that need to be done instead of the “fun” work.  Today is one of those days where I am lining up contractors for the work that needs to be done this week.  It isn’t what I would like to be doing today, but it needs to be done if we are going to get any of our projects done on time.

124First on my list is lining up someone to do water damage restoration Agoura Hills as one of our properties has had some issues with leaking pipes.

Big issues.

Next on the list is lining up some contractors to finish the flip that we are working on as well as some general repairs to another unit that we are hoping to rent out by mid-month.  In fact, there are more items on the list, but I’m not going to bore you with the details.

I think you get the point.

On a side note, I am really looking forward to tomorrow – I’m going to look at some properties that we might buy to add to the portfolio.  It will be a lot of fun.

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Temp Job in Arcadia

There have been a couple of times in my life where an opportunity to get ahead in life has landed in my lap and I let it slip away.  Looking back I can see the signs that I missed at the time, so moving forward in my life I am consciously watching for them so I don’t repeat my mistakes.

This week I managed to seize one of these opportunities – let me tell you the story.

I was staying out at the house of a buddy of mine last week and I was planning to head home and look for work.  As many of you know, I lost my job a while ago and have been living on my savings, but that money has been slowly running out.

I really needed to replenish the bank account.

As it turned out, my buddy had a big contract to do some windows replacement in Arcadia for the next couple of weeks and one of his workers decided to skip out on him.

Basically, he was a man short, so he offered me the job.

Did I take it?

You bet.

In fact, this week has been wonderful.  It has been a long time since I have been paid to do something with my hands and I love it.  Having some money flow into my life instead of out of it for a change has been a blessing.

I’m happy I decided to come to Arcadia for a visit – it has definitely changed my life for the better.

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