I can't believe how fast our move date is approaching. Next Tuesday morning we head to our new life in Clearwater, FL. The house is substantially packed - just about everything we won't be using between now and then is in a box. This week is crazy, too: I am flying to Chicago tomorrow morning to attend the Ace Hardware semi-annual convention. All my expenses are being covered by Ace as part of my participation in their consumer advocacy panel.
This morning we began the process of rehabbing the townhouse - this is the final property I have to get rented. The tenant moved yesterday and still has a load of crap to pick up that we moved to the living room. Today we pulled up the old carpet and hauled it to the dump. My partner will spend the next couple of days cleaning and then I need to decide what else has to be done. Besides new carpet I have to make the typical repairs and possibly re-paint a couple rooms.
Unfortunately I have very little time to get the townhouse rented. I return from the Ace convention late Thursday night, and Friday afternoon we are mystery shopping a hotel and restaurant in Atlanta. It is a two night shop so we won't return until Sunday. I have to fly back to Birmingham on the 25th to bring back my car and treat my mom to a concert for her birthday, so at least I know I will be up here again to finish getting the townhouse rented if necessary.