My Daughter Graduates High School Today. And My Back Hurts…

I think I might be getting old. Not just “older” but legitimately old.

Today my youngest graduates high school. In a few months she will be off to university. Ah, the tuition joys of having two kids in college at the same time!

This week has been dominated by rental-property related stress. Bad contractors leaving work to be cleaned up by a far more competent one. (Shout-out to Randy and Tanya!)

The landscaper bailed so I had to scramble to get another one to replace him. I’m kind of obsessive about keeping the grass mowed. It’s a big “lawn” – about two acres. If I didn’t live two hours from the rental property I’d do it myself. Maybe I should have thought a little more into the property analysis I did on the place to weigh the place up between its pros and cons, if you’re interested you can click here for more information on property analysis for its financial benefits, as well as other variables that you should research into before purchasing a property for rental tenants. If anyone reading this is planning on becoming a landlord, make sure you live in a similar location to your rental property as that will make it much easier for you to check up on your property and do any maintenance work if that’s what you agreed with your tenant. When you let people rent your home, you should give them an agreement that explains everything to the tenant. If you’re planning on doing the maintenance, then it’s important to write it into the agreement. For some guidance, it might be worth visiting to see what a professional rental contract looks like.

I didn’t get home until nearly 11:00 last night. The Little General had a hug and a glass of whiskey waiting. She’s good like that. A keeper for sure.

Then I remembered today was Graduation Day. My little girl done growed up on us.

I was tired. Now I’m exhausted. And my back hurts. I fear the gray hair is preparing for a full on assault and I’m pretty sure that same hair on my head has stopped growing while the hair in my nose and ears is taking up the slack.


It just rolls on even when you wish it would slow down a bit.




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