I'm loving the fast pace of life these days. Things are just crazy. Originally I intended to scale way back on mystery shopping, but I've been able to do quite a bit because everything else on the to-do list is getting marked off faster than I expected.
Last Friday I signed a lease on the new townhouse. This is a serious accomplishment because - get this - I signed a lease on it the day after I bought it. I was fortunate that a tenant who wanted to rent my condo chose instead to rent the townhouse, so I didn't even have to advertise it for rent.
Also last Friday I cleared out just about everything from my grandfather's house. We cut the grass and then helped Salvation Army load their donation truck. I also met with a property manager and will most likely list my grandfather's house with a management company so that I don't have to fool with it. It is an older house and will require more ongoing maintenance than my other properties, so I would rather just hire someone to deal with it.
Over the weekend I was busy with mystery shops and merchandising jobs. I earned over $400 in two days, and my legs are sore from all the work. Today I am shopping 11 auto parts stores ($121) and doing 4 menu board audits ($28).
- Close on the house in Florida: DONE
- Get the house I live in now rented: DONE
- Get condo rented: DONE
- Close on new townhouse in Birmingham: DONE
- Get new townhouse rented: DONE
- Decide what to do with townhouse #2: Started eviction process on Friday, 8/3.
That's right, I've been forced to do an eviction. Right now I am in the 7 day window where I've posted a notice on my tenant's door letting her know she has to pay up or get out. If she is still there after a week I will have to file with my county courthouse. That's expensive so I am hoping the notice will do the trick.
Next week I go to Chicago. I am part of a consumer advocacy panel for a major retailer and am attending their semi-annual meeting. The nice thing about this is that the company pays all my expenses.