But I am a pushover. I called them to remind them that the rent was due and they jumped in their car and delivered the check to my work. I was so happy to get the check I didn't mention the $50 late charge. I know, I know. I am a bad landlord. I can't wait to get out of this business. I am thrilled to be able to put another month of my mortgage repayment plan in motion though. I deposited the check after work which will allow me to pay another $1200 extra mortgage payment. Even if my renters moved out next month and I moved back in to my house (except for one month a year at peak tourist season) I will still be able to pay off my mortgage 4 years and 10 months from now. If I keep getting rent checks I will be able to pay off the mortgage faster. And of course selling the house would pay off the mortgage but I won't count on that yet.
4 years, 10 months and I'll be FREE!!!