Well, after battling a non-cooperative tenant for the last three years, I finally served her with a 72-Hour eviction notice. She's been my tenant for 35 years. The first 11 years, I never knew she was even there. Then for the next 21 years, I was only reminded of her presence monthly. Nothing major. Just a little pain, or a few little cramps to let me know she was there and doing her job. Then, three years ago, she started to become quite pesky. She was a rude tenant, making quite a ruckess whenever she darn well felt like it. She certainly wasn't successful at her most important job duty, and when she wasn't happy, she made it known. Now, don't think I haven't tried to make her happy. Twice I had a contractor go in there to get some remodeling done, and twice, she ignored the remodel and in fact, started to redo what the contractor had done. So, on Wednesday, October 1st, my very fabulous contractor will go in one final time (hopefully) and pretty much kick her out for me. Now, some people have asked me if I'm ready for such drastic measures? I mean, I won't be able to rent that space out to ANYONE EVER AGAIN.....and defintely no 9 month sublets. But alas, she wasn't doing her job, and beyond that, she was causing all sorts of medical problems for me, so yes, I'm more than ready for such drastic measures. I mourned the loss of my 9 month sublets long ago and I'm ok with never having the little renters in there. I have a beautiful daughter waiting for me in Ethiopia, and that is all I need.
So, I will be out of work for 2-3 weeks (like I said, I have a fabulous contractor, who can do these types of evictions without tearing out the siding), while recovering from the demise of said tenant. I'm all prepared with food, movies, books, puzzles, etc to keep me occupied. However, the one project I will be looking forward to the most is creating my christmas presents. They will be handmade by me this year, and here is an example of some of the things I will be making.
For the women on my list:
Some beautiful Heart earings
For the men:
A Super Cool Blow Gun
Let's not forget the kiddos....here are some fabulous Tampon Sky Rockets.....
For the infirm....
Some super cozy slippers
and for the musically inclined.....
A fabulous pan flute.
Hey, gotta use up this surplus of "products" somehow.
5 years ago