It’s been a hectic week at The Havens, and for the first time this year I am going to go floating. I can’t believe it is almost June and I haven’t been on the river yet. But the fall I took in January and the subsequent months of healing of my hip made the idea of getting into a canoe for any stretch of time an idea that held no prospect of pleasure for me. That has finally changed, my nerves seem to be 95% healed.
Then, right about the time my body was starting to say I could go floating, through no fault of my own, my canoe got wrecked. It is being repaired still, I think, I don’t really know. But there will be a canoe available for me today. I could go on and on about that whole situation, but I really don’t have a lot of time for this.
I pre-posted my t-shirt and photohunt posts, knowing that if I didn’t there woudn’t be posts at all. I barely got on the internet at all the last couple of days.
So what have I been doing, you might ask? We own a house (right across the street) which we rent out. When it is occupied, it breaks even. If it is empty, it is a money pit. As I mentioned previously, our tenants left and we have been trying to get it ready to rent. We have been doing this with a dearth of money so our savings account has been suffering greatly in the process. There is an inspection process you have to go through with the city in order to legally install tenants in a unit, and one of their requirements (in addition to requiring that the unit have floors in it) is that there must be hot water available. Once we got the propane tank refilled and the lines to the house pressure checked, that was when we discovered that sometime in the past the hot water tank had died.
We cleaned the carpets in the place without propane in the tank, so we were unaware of the problem with the hot water heater. Once that process had been completed, I had a fairly busy massage week and besides Jim was dealing with the hot water tank issue so I didn’t feel any great compulsion to get my butt over there and finish the cleaning of the house. Besides, he was still cleaning the residue of the chickens out of the basement.
Well, finally all that extraneous stuff was dealt with and the beginning of June loomed, the third month with no income to offset the mortgage payment. My feelings of “eek” and the fact that Jim got down to work and listed the unit precipitated a massive campaign to finish making the place presentable.
So I have spent the last couple of days across the street, washing the walls and cleaning the bathrooms and mopping floors. My arms are toast, the rest of my body exhausted. Today I really should be finishing the patching and painting of the dings in the walls, but I’m going floating come hell or high water.
Besides, we showed it to a young man yesterday, and if his finacee agrees he wants to rent it. So the dings in the wall must not be that big of a deal.
I have to finish making the coffee. Ta ta for now.