Even after six years there are times when I look around and ask, "Are you kidding me?" I suppose boredom would be worse. I wouldn't know. I've got no experience with boredom. When you live in a single-wide mobile home space becomes really important. Use it wisely because it's limited. When you can gain some … Continue reading Sticky Fingers versus Secret Squirrels
Why? I ask myself that single word question over and over, every day. Why? Why would someone do that? The world just never ceases to amaze me. In the field of Property Management no single object inspires the question of why more than the humble toilet bowl. The first time I cleaned an empty mobile … Continue reading Mystery of the Serial Sh*tter
A picture is worth how many words? Lots. We got one of the rental properties back today. After poking our heads inside we called the former tenant and asked when he was coming to get the rest of his stuff. He replied that he'd gotten everything that he was taking. Yeah. Go ahead and watch … Continue reading Monday Morning Maggot Meeting
So, I don't know if you've heard but there's this thing going on right now called Covid19. It started out much like the first Friday the 13th movie - just a flash in the pan, a low-budget nothing. Sheltering in Place was supposed to be a two week long deal while they either got a … Continue reading Covid and Liabetes
About a week ago someone moved into one of the recently renovated mobile homes in one of the communities we manage. I saw the home before they moved in, it was beautiful and spotless. I'm not sure that it is anymore. Nothing surprises me anymore. They put on their application that they have no pets. … Continue reading Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner
I recently told an old and dear friend, "Dude, I not only live in a trailer park, I work in them. I do evictions. Tell me I am not living the most entertaining life ever." There are still days when I'm looking around this new little reality of mine and thinking, How did I get here? Those are the days when … Continue reading Diagnosis: Liabetes
Sometimes I post our available homes on Facebook groups, like, "Homes for Rent/Sale in Whatever County". Sometimes. I would probably do it more often except that nearly every time I post, some random former tenant will start tearing up the thread, accusing the company of having evicted them for absolutely no reason. For no reason. … Continue reading You May have been Evicted Because….
The next time you rent a home, I'd just like you to do something. It'll take just a few minutes, I promise. Walk into the empty home. Take out your camera or phone and take some pictures of the empty home. Smell the empty home. Does it smell clean and fresh? Take off your shoes … Continue reading It Ain’t Winnie the Pooh!
Some days I get to work from home. Those are the best days of all. I can get comfy on my couch with my computer and my phone. The phone is used for texting and emails only. I despise talking on the phone. Some days I'm in a neat, clean office. Well, okay, it's really … Continue reading Chapter 6 – Masks and Gloves are for Losers!
I really wish Microsoft would come up with a way for people to click the above picture and have the smell waft out of the speakers. The aroma that went with this one was truly something remarkable. What do you think that is in the tub? I'll give you a hint; they had cats. The … Continue reading Tales from the Parkside 6 – Are You Litter Trained?