Slow Down * Enjoy Life Rotating Header Image

Rental pains

When you get calls from all the tenants at the same time it’s probably not never a good thing.

And it was water related.  I hate water.  Water doesn’t mix well when it ends up outside the places it’s supposed to stay.

This time it decided to come from a leak in a shower drain.  It could have been the kind of thing that was there for years.  But it reared its ugly head because the drain in the tub was clogged for an indeterminate amount of time and the tenants appeared to be just dealing with standing in nasty water.

A slow random drip probably dries before it becomes noticeable but because water had undoubtedly been sitting in the tub for a while, it eventually flooded the area between the 1st and 2nd floor bathrooms.  The result of which was very wet drywall … and a major mess.

It’s hard enough to deal with these things when you have two kids and a wife but now it’s nearly unmanageable.

Maybe I need to move away from rentals

I don’t mind dealing with most of the stuff.  Maybe I can focus on it again some point down the road but for now I don’t know if I can balance it all.  This is the 2nd major happening in the past 4 months.  1st the garage starts on fire and now a major leak in the house.

I figured Cari had something to do with the garage but I doubt she had her hands in this one.

The only bright note is that I happened to have a contractor at the house looking at the garage and he has some contacts that will at least come in and do the plumbing.  He wanted what seemed like an exorbitant amount of money to do the drywall too.  But when I have no time to do anything, maybe I just need to pay.  Hanging drywall sucks anyways so I might as well just open up the checkbook.

Leave a Reply