Monday, June 8, 2015

Slower Pace

I got over early to the house and watered the plants, and got my Dad's truck taken back to a nearby town, then headed into work. The handyman showed up at the rent house and got some work done, and wanted another $60 on the labor. I told Sweetheart that he would show up today since the money was gone. I told him that an envelope would be waiting at the house in the morning with the balance for supplies and labor. With the work that was signed off on, he was still $5 in the advanced labor column. I left $20 for supplies to repair the dryer vent, and wrote a detailed ledger of work completed and the running balance. He is still $25 in the advance column for labor, and that will disappear pretty soon. I image the pace of the work will pick up since it is a "pay as the work is done" system.

 The List:

  • Spray 10% bleach solution on roof moss to kill it. (1st of 3 applications)
  • Clean the gutters, check the nails, and flush spouts.
  • Clean the flower beds ( 2 of 3 cleaned)
  • Mulch (2 of 3 )
  • Remove refrigerator
  • Remove tile by carport entrance, level floor, and relay something?
  • Buy shower curtain and put it up in bathroom
  • 3 new kitchen blinds
  • 1 blind in bathroom
  • 2 new master bedroom blinds
  • Paint the hallway a neutral color
  • Remove flooring in laundry room to concrete and stain same color as office area
  • Paint outside trim around doors that were installed a year ago.
  • Pressure wash house, sidewalks, and carport.
  • Major clean up of back yard (garden area, fence line, mow, and leaves)
  • Repaint the ceiling lines in living room better (NOT FREEHAND STYLE).
  • Stain concrete.
  • Restore hardwoods.
  • Paint two closets in downstairs back bedroom.
  • Float, sand, and paint two walls (kitchen and downstairs bathroom).
  • Paint the doors in the hallway.
  • Replace dryer vent under house. (trenched)
  • Change locks (keys not returned).
  • Fix carport door.
  • Paint, trim, and lay runner on stairwell (make it nicer).
  • Lag bolt on carport railing.
  • Put new doorbell on front door area
  • Paint color samples on the walls.
  • Make the under the sink in the main bathroom more attractive (hide water damage).
  • Annual sump pump inspection.
  • Clean under carport
  • Quarter round along some walls to cover hardwood flooring gaps
  • Clear house of items.

The renter should be very happy that Mr. Handyman was able to repair the existing door, because a new one would have cost her over $300 off her deposit. All I have to do is buy another door knob and then I can send off her refund minus the fees.

Keep Right On Prepping - K


  1. She is lucky you are so good. God bless!

  2. I'm only following the golden rule.