This was a strange week at work. It started off extremely slow because our other office down south was closed for 2 days due to H1N1 (swine flu) precautions. That meant no phone calls or emails from them. By the end of the week I was very busy with new business. New business is good. But then tonight I was the last one in the office (very eerie) because everyone left early. It was up to me to hold down the fort. I guess it is better to be the last one there and leave at 5 rather than have to work over-time on a Friday.
In case you are wondering where my extra mortgage payment is for May, it is going to be late. My renters told me that their car was rear-ended and they are still negotiating with the at-fault driver's insurance company in order to get their expenses paid for. She offered to get a payday loan in order to pay the rent on the first of the month. Otherwise, she said, she could pay when she got her pay check on the 13th. Since I have enough money in the bank to cover the mortgage without the rent, I said she could pay me next Wednesday. I do not want her to get caught up in a vicious cycle of payday loan. Plus, would I rather she paid lots of interest to a payday loan company or a late fee to me? I'll take the late fee.