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Old 05-22-2005, 07:27 PM   #1
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Mixed bag?

A real mixed bag this past week. Our internet provider went down, followed by a phone line failure. I still can't send e-mail
but the spam is flowing in . My annual fishing tournament was
on Saturday and I wanted to cut the grass. I just got the mower out of the shop. Wouldn't start, is back in the shop now, and the grass is 15 inches high. The fishing was lousy. I have some
shoulder problems and a friend was telling me about his surgery and recovery. I think I will tough it out, at least until Medicare.
The capper was that I just found out my condo tenant hasn't paid
his rent and my realtor can't locate him. Yeah, being a landlord
is not for the faint of heart.

But, there was good news also. The weather for fishing was good
and I won some cash at the post fishing poker game. A good group, fine food and drink. Everyone had a good time in spite of the poor fishing. I also met my brother (don't see him much)
for lunch and that went very well.

Things could always be worse.

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Old 05-22-2005, 07:38 PM   #2
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No way I wanna be a landlord. Not worth the headaches, IMHO. I use Vanguard's REIT index for my real estate endeavors. So far, haven't had to evict anyone!
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I did the landlord thing 3-4 times.

If I hadn't, I could have retired a year or so earlier.
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain
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Old 05-23-2005, 06:20 PM   #4
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I do the REIT index as well. Good for me only lately as I got in only a bit lower than today's price.

Landlording is like any other biz. Rent is not guaranteed. I might rent out our townhouse-by-the-sea. Not looking forward to it. I'll have to develop a thick skin to scratches and dents.

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