Another 3-day weekend right around the corner! On top of my list is sleep in followed by watch a couple of movies. I am also planning to get some long neglected chores done like pull weed, go buy some pre-emergent so that more weeds don't sprout, and remove the cactus that I started to chop down which is blocking our extra parking space. We have some family visiting next month and I don't want to have to play the car moving game every time someone wants to leave. Also on the list: get some dogs adopted, go out to my property and check on things, and the ever-frustrating, help the nephew with his homework.
If I am really energetic I will swap the tarp that is shading my bedroom for the prettier awning fabric that I bought. That is a big job though so it will depend on the weather and how long I want to spend outside on a ladder.
My renters paid their rent late this month and then only paid 2/3rds of it. Today I got a notice that said they paid the rest. I'm so glad I don't have to be involved in any of the rent collection. The property management company gets to keep the $50 late fee but that is fine with me. I also got a notice that some maintenance was done on my rental property. The garbage disposal was replaced, the sink bracket was tightened, the toilet wax ring was replaced and a new flapper put in. Total cost was $380. I think that is reasonable and the fact that I didn't have to be involved at all is priceless! So far that house has not needed a lot of maintenance (I mean regular maintenance, which doesn't count the times my old renters trashed the place). My property management company does a walk-through every 3 months to make sure there is no damage. I know I am a horrible landlord so hiring a property management company was the right choice. Of course it helps that they are a good management company. I've heard some scary stories.
The weather is starting to cool off slowly. I think it is 100 degrees today but next week should be in the 90's and the night temperature is in the 70's. Lower night temperatures mean nicer mornings. I can get a lot done in the morning before it gets too hot...that is, if I'm not sleeping in.