Alas, the good news stops there. I just found out I am losing two tenants this month. Even worse, one of the two has told me she won't be able to pay the already late November rent.
The first loss was somewhat expected as the tenants told me 6 months ago they wanted something bigger. At first I was going to work with them to buy another property, but when my other house didn't sell, the funds I expected to have for a new property never came.
The second loss is both unexpected and unfortunate. On the one hand, this tenant has had problems paying me on time for the last year, so I've even considered terminating her lease on my own. On the other hand, she is a low maintenance tenant, which is why I worked with her on her financial issues. Besides having to replace the air conditioner recently (which probably makes up for everything else when I think about it), I haven't had to spend any money maintaining this house in the two years she has been my tenant.
Of course, with this second property I will most likely have some deferred maintenance issues to deal with. While it's nice to not hear from a tenant for two years about problems, that also means there's probably some things inside that have to be fixed.
I suppose I should revisit my financial goals for November. The next few months are going to be a challenge.