Our current project / disaster in progress (non pond)

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    sissy sissy

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    Was she really buying the food or was somebody bringing it to her .
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    A combination, people would leave for the summer give her their food. She would go shopping, buy a large bag of lettuce etc it would just rot. Most in the fridge was rotted, moldy. Most in the cupboards was many years old, it gets that old smell, old oils, grease. Bags the food is in bitten by the rats, some poo, etc.

    Her weight, when she went into the ER was 68 lbs, she is as tall as I am, 5'8", one year younger.

    She still drives, not sure she should be.
     
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    That is my mom to a T. She eats like a bird but has enough food for an army.

    @addy1 you are really sharpening your home remodeling skills!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    thanks........... when working on a old house, uneven walls, uneven floors, shaky plumbing, old plaster over lathe over brick (crumbles when you touch it) we have to learn how to handle it. I do the eye candy fixes, tile, painting, trims, my honey does the grunt work, plumbing, tear down, moving walls and of course electricity, since he is an electrician.

    My eyes pick up things he never sees, the details that make a difference. My job was very dependent on the eyes, sonographer for many years.

    This is our biggest project since we have been together. A lot of issues, at least the roaches are dead.

    We are trying to sale one a year more or less. As we age getting tired of having rentals.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    We go with the flow, just handle each item as it appears. Summer is the worse time for us to leave, those buzzing bugs keep us busy.
    Florida might end up being our winter project, redoing that place and putting it up for sale.........make honey happy down in warm Florida rather than cold Maryland. I enjoy the cold he does not.
     
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    I don't mind the cold as long as it is not below 50 degrees ;)Is that cold
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    no, @sissy , that's not. Having lived in NJ, you're well versed in what cold looks like, I'm thinkin! For a real definition, we always defer to Mitch or Colleen. Should have a star by their names so newbies can reach out and get a proper understanding!

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    @addy1 ; for the very reasons you've clearly shown is why I never got into the rental business. I would have made a good landlord re fixing things but dealing with people that don't give a sh*t what they do to place (theirs or someone else's) would have made me gray long long ago. And sometimes, I provide lawn maintenance for renters and they are by far the worst. If I knew this when they first contacted me, I'd probably give their places a pass but once I sign on, I honor my word, etc.

    Anyway, you're doing great work and think when you have LESS to do, you'll probably enjoy the few that are left a lot more. Or maybe you'll finally see what all the fuss is about re retirement living; you might like it!

    Michael
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    lol I swore I would NEVER do a rental again, after the few with first hubby...............well that didn't last since new hubby had rentals. It was either marry him with rentals or find someone else............I chose him with rentals.
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    well, you DID get a Kubota outta the deal, right????:p
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    ummm Yep! LOVE my Kubota and got a great man! I was widowed in a older age where it is "hard" to find a person to marry. Neither of us were looking for a partner, it just happened.

    When my hubby died I had around 7 men offer to move in with me. No desire for them, a few ready to leave wives to move in, no thanks!
     
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    @brokensword I have not only lived in NJ but also came from Berwick and Benton PA.My parents house when I grew up was in the outskirts of Benton PA (which we visited often 3000 + acre family farm )and then my parents retired to the outskirts of Berwick PA..I wanted a change but not a big change in weather and looked at different areas to move when I retired and this was the cheapest area and had the least amount of storms .Plus had in laws here so it was the best place for us .I loved my in laws and when the past it was like loosing my mom and dad again
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    so, what you really are saying is you held out for a better offer...a guy with a Kubota! Got it! Don't have to hit ME over the head...

    heh

    Michael
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    how's the humidity there by you, sissy? Once (when I was a lot dumber), I figured to maybe retire in the Carolinas. Then I heard all about Carolina summers and decided I better keep looking!
     
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    August is our hottest month and not bad compared to NC .plus land tax here is cheaper .My niece has been flooded out 2 times in NC .Here 1000 dollars n 3 acres .She pays 2000 dollars on less than a half acre .www.danriverassociationofrealtors.com .looked at NC but decided here was better .Glad I did because Greenville NC flooded 2 times last year
     
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    Sorry you had to go through this, I feel your pain. We did a rent to own to my Brother in law even though I told my wife repeated it was a very bad idea and I would end up being the bad guy when i kicked them out. She moved her brother, sister and nephew in without telling me and no written agreement. Lived there for almost 2 months before we got first rent payment, then next month nothing. The brother was supposed to be taking care of it. Finally her sister stepped up and made sure rent was paid. 10 months later her sister moved out and the boys stopped paying, I wasn't surprised. I found out a few months before that, her brother lied to us repeated about selling his house to buy ours, things went downhill between him and I, they got an eviction noticed, they finally moved out. They left trash in the house, left the dog run the house while they were moving back into his old house meaning all carpets had to be yanked and replaced. That was last August and I'm still remodeling/cleaning. Most of house has been painted, have to put 1/2 bath together, work in basement and do some outside work, winter really shut me down on things. I am so ready to sell this house, but have a couple months of work left to go.

    Good luck with yours.
     
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    If we were renting it out again, we would already be done, but we are selling, no option. Done with this rental. This is the 4th rehab after renters move out. They look good on paper, then............downhill.

    Therefore fixing it to sell mode. Just tiled the laundry and the basement bath, took down a wall that made the hallway real narrow (basement) replacing bath cabinet, toilet painting etc doing eye candy, basement. What a difference!

    Just trimmed out the upstairs bath, trimmed the glass block, base under cabinet, trimmed the top of the tile. Bath floor needs to be cleaned still. Two bedrooms, except for putting face plates back on the electric outlets are DONE! Spent the day fixing paint, caulking, tweaking, a 100 year old place nothing is straight, flat, easy.

    Love all the pvc type trim out there! It works wonderfully. 20180223_104851.jpg 20180223_104900.jpg 20180226_134844.jpg 20180226_134855.jpg

    Tomorrow sunny 60f we need to do bee work, so staying home.
     
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    I did a pay forward by buying a house and 12 acre's of land for 27 thousand dollars ,the bank wanted 39 thousand and I got it way cheaper for a needy family here and have not had 1 problem with their payback to me .Interest free 200 dollars a month and they do not have to pay for December and it has been like this since 2011.They have even improved on the property
     
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    NEVER rent to friends or family................nothing but regrets. We rented to a "friend" I knew him for 27 years, worked with him. I needed my house taken care of while moving across country. 600 a month to rent a custom 4000 sq ft house.
    Well he quit paying, started selling stuff I had in the shop, moved "renters" into the garage and house, didn't pay the electric bill. I had to fly back to evict him, evict the "renters" one was a gal, she threatened to become a squatter, then fell in love with me when I was there trying to remove her and work on the house, she trashed my hubby. Called him a fat old man.............. Still tries to connect via facebook, no thanks.
    A motorcycle wanna be mechanic.
     
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    I guess I have been really lucky compared to some stories I here .Had 3 neighbors that rented out their houses when they could not sell them and renters destroyed them .But lucky for me mine are not renters and have pride in their home and land .They know they are really lucky
     
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    Reminder to some that your dishwasher needs cleaning at least 2 or 3 times a year .Plus run the hot water .I had to go over a fix Tammy"s dishwasher and yuck .The hose was plugged up and the pump was all mucked upped .She had no clue why it was filling up with water and not draining .Took an hour of smelly work to clean it but it is working great now .She could not believe it .Washing machines need the pumps cleaned out once in awhile also .Oh well saved her money on repairman
     
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