Real EstateThe house I listed in March is ALMOST sold. The buyer's lender has taken a long time to get the loan in order. Over the weekend the buyer offered to rent my house until she buys it. I said "yes" right away. The buyer will pay $500 rent every two weeks, plus I was able to take the utilities out of my name. The house should close within the next couple of weeks, but it is quite a relief to add a little income while getting my buyer fully "bought-in" on this house. There's no backing out now as far as I can see.
The plan is to methodically sell all my Birmingham properties. I'm not in a hurry to do this, but whenever an opportunity presents itself, this is what I will do.
FinancesRecently I closed out one of the bank accounts I had opened as a mystery shop. I also dejunked my wallet by taking out all but a couple of my credit cards. The ones I am not using are kept in the safe. There's something refreshing about having a nice thin wallet.
Meeting season is kicking off tomorrow. I'll be more picky this year about the jobs we do. There's no reason to drive to Orlando for $100 on a busy Uber day when I could earn twice that here at home. I've been keeping copious notes on when Uber/Lyft are busy in my area. Tuesdays and Wednesdays seem to be the slowest days for rideshare. I will continue to refine my work schedule so that I am only working when demand is healthy. There's nothing worse than giving someone a ride 10 miles away, only to be stuck in that area for half an hour without another fare.
Back at the homestead, we still don't have a kitchen. The base cabinets aren't level, and it's been a real struggle. I have to focus on a solution to this ASAP. As far as recreation goes, we've taken advantage of our Busch Gardens passes twice. We also planned an impromptu trip to Las Vegas later in October. I found a cheap airfare combining flights on Spirit and Frontier and decided that getting out of town would be good for us.
Things are headed in a positive direction, and this is a good time in my life. I'm finally seeing some progress on checking off my to-do list.