The Buck Stops Here

Being self employed has its benefits. It is very nice to make your own hours and to be the one to call the shots. The downside of all that is that you are the one who has to be the problem solver when the problems arise.

And problems do arise at the most inopportune times. Plumbing issues nearly always happen on Friday through Sunday when plumbers are on emergency call rates. I’m not sure why this is the case but the number of people who have called me with issues on a Monday- Thursday is a very small group. Drain pipes know when it is the weekend. They are prepared in advance to plug up.

Tenants always call on the weekends with problems because they are off work and have the time to call. They have lots of questions. It might be about their lease. Although I gave them a copy, it has gone missing. Can the gardner trim the back of their courtyard? They think the dog is allergic to the bushes. The list goes on and on.

I always remain cheerful. My job is a customer service job. The bottom line is that yes I invested in real estate to have free time and I have that. It just is not always the timeline of my choosing.

Monday I will sleep very late and enjoy!

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