Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The blurry weekend

After Rick's son wrecks his car, we are going through all the insurance channels, get a nice rent car and are on are way to putting this all behind us.

That is until we get a call today around noon from the son. He had borrowed the rental car and had another wreck! I have a feeling he won't be driving anywhere anytime soon. Rick was beside himself. It is not his month for kids and cars. His daughter wrecked her car going to school a few weeks ago, then the two wrecks with this son and another son got another of Ricks cars towed for not having proper registration. He had given it to him recently and hadn't got it transferred over.

They are all old enough to take care of these things themselves. The only one taking it on themselves to fix anything is the daughter. She is the youngest and it was HER car. The sons seem not to care since they are driving cars that they aren't paying anything for but the gas. I tried nicely to tell this to Rick, but he won't listen.

It came up when one of the sons wanted to borrow MY car. I said no thank you and told him that if they can't even have enough responsibility to handle his cars then they aren't ready for mine. He came really close earlier telling me that he should have listened to me, but that isn't his style!

I went out all this weekend, had a good time with good friends but I'm going to have to stay away from the martinis!

I got some work done on the rentals, it took about 3 hours to clean out all of the trash that the deadbeat tennants left behind. Now after a good scrub and a coat of paint it should be ready.

I hope everyone is having a great wreck-free week!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The blahs

I have haven't wanted to do anything for the last week. I have to force myself to get up, do laundry, dishes, cook, anything.

Today was a little better-I took care of some things and actually felt a twinge of motivation.

Rick's son got hit today while driving Rick's car to work. He is ok thank goodness, but the car is not. An SUV hit it and what windows didn't shatter out were cracked. 3 doors won't open and the one that does open won't shut now. It must have hit pretty hard because the stereo and some plastic areas on the dash blew out. The backend of the car is about 6 inches lower now, it's all buckled down the sides.

Rick was to make the last payement on it December 1.

I finally got the freeloader renters out but it was a mess. I filled up 4 dumpsters of stuff they left behind and someone decided to be artistic and painted what looks like a drug induced mural in the bedroom. Rick and I were disgusted when we saw the mess they left, and they had an infant crawling around in all that-shudder.

Hopefully I can clean it out and get it rented soon before I start getting too far behind on bills.

Hopefully tomorrow I can get off my butt and do something productive. I promised my Dad I would help him take down his air conditioner since we are supposed to have a freeze this week-today was 85!

Hope everyone has a great week :)