Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Building and Selling Your Business - They Murdered It

In a week March will be here and I will say goodbye to one of the jobs I have been doing this year and I will have no regrets of leaving this one. All the driving is finally getting to me.

For the past week I have relied on the phone to get work done on a couple rental houses since I have been for the most part living an hour away and being a 24/7 caretaker of someone very sick. 

This is driving me crazy- feels like I have lost control or maybe I just cant supervise the work and the quality.

I made appointments with several people to get several things done in this one rental house, usually I do all the work myself but being an hour away its just impossible this time. 

1- Painting

2- Carpet cleaned

3 - Electric repairs.

My sister needed money this month for an unexpected bill so I hired her to do the painting. One coat was done and half of the trim by the previous tenant. She started right away and has been working at her own (slow) pace but she knows there is a deadline.

More about :The dead beat tenant. 

I had hired this one guy to do the carpets a month ago but he was a no show on the best weekend so I went ahead and got the painting scheduled and now the guy wants to do the carpets.

Read more : Do not pay first 

Now to the electrician.

My sister has a key to the house so she saved me some time by letting the electricians in to work.

Last tenant also pulled down the dining room over head light fixture and broke two more so that the bulb had to be screwed in to use. Plus this house had a gas stove but I wanted it electric because most people do not use gas except for heat so I had him put in a new breaker with a 220 line.

But let me tell you, the Electrician murdered my wallet! Took all of what I had and I owe them $50. The quote was for around $200, the bill was $340. 

But they also removed the stove, took off the gas pipe and told me to buy a plug but I am sure I have one, before I rented the house.

The guy showed up to clean the carpets while I was there and I told him to wait till my sister finished painting because it would take them days to dry, BUT I gave him work of cutting in a carpet for one of the bedrooms.

I have yet to call and check on those two.

Dead wallet I have. Plain out murder.

By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry.


  1. Hi,
    I need to learn to get a VA and outsource-- still learning.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, just read up and get it going!

  2. It is hard to get the right people to do certain tasks for you. But once you get the right one you can relax a little more.

  3. Woah no wonder you are frazzled and stressed..feet up lady and take 5..lol..just like I would,....not...ha ha

    1. Well, I will be looking for a new electrician or I will read a book and do it myself.

  4. Oh my! Some of the electricians are mafias nowadays. We have to be careful. It is hard to be a landlady, isn't it.