Another Monday. I feel like I am treading water again. My mortgage repayment plan is in limbo until my tenants decide to pay. Note to self: Next time when writing a rental contract, make the late fee more than just $50. Perhaps $50 a week would have been better. Once the tenants are late they have no reason to pay me. I've learned a lot from this experience. The biggest thing I have learned is that I don't like being a landlord. I'm not going to quit though. Hopefully I'll do better with the next tenants.
I did not get much accomplished last weekend. It was cold and very windy. Not great painting weather so I didn't start painting the shed. I made some cookies because it was finally cool enough to use the toaster oven for a long period of time (yes, I only bake 6 cookies at a time). I don't use the RV oven because it uses too much propane and I hate going to get more propane. The fridge is still on propane and one container of gas lasts 2 months if I don't use it for other things. I only use propane occasionally for the stove top. My furnace is gas too but I have a portable electric oil filled radiator that I use instead. It works very well but it takes a while to warm up. I have my alarm set for two times. At 5:30 I jump out of bed, turn up the heater and dive back under the covers. Then I try to get another hour of sleep until I have to get up at 6:30. The RV is nice and warm by then.
So, anyway, I am trying not to think about my mortgage or my tenants and I'm just trying to appreciate the good things about Mondays...like the TV show Chuck. There's not a lot of choices with only 6 TV channels so I take what I can get. I tried watching Chuck on-line but it just wasn't the same. For some reason I like it on TV better. (In it on right now which is probably why this post doesn't make much sense). I have to go march around the RV and watch the rest of Chuck now!