Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tis The Season.....For Evictions!!! Fa, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La!

As yes, can you sense it in the air? It is that time of year when we all get togther with our families and exchange presents. We celebrate the birth of our Savior. I love this time of year. The fresh snow, Christmas songs, all the yummy food. It seems as of late, that it is also the time of year for evictions!! A yes, just before Christmas and no home to speak of.....

I have evicted two different households in the past week. They both happened on the 17th of December. The first one, was a bit exciting with the male tenant using colorful words to describe me, while he was on the phone with his wife. As most of you know I am a property manager for a family that owns over 100 homes. We, (the sheriffs & I) woke the people up!! It was a quarter to 10:00 AM on a Thursday.
Now you may think me heartless or cruel to do it so close to Christmas, but they have had PLENTY of chances to pay their debt. Aaah yes, evicting people brings the Christmas spirit alive or at least it reminds of Mr. Scrooge or The Grinch. That is who I am these days. Dashing tenants' hopes of a Merry Christmas!!

The other house had a man, and some of his friends NOT on the lease living there...That tenant came back yesterday and was greeted by me and the police!! It was sweet! Two plain clothes swat cops and a sheriff cuffed him on the front porch!!! I have another home to evict the day AFTER Christmas. I decided to be nice and not evict them Christmas Eve. Ahh yes, Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards Men!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

An Ode to Packing and to Tony.

Well, I have spent the last week helping Tony pack up his house. Really, aren't I just the best girlfriend? Helping him get ready to move away from me? I should get a gold medal or at least an engagement ring for that....He has been really sweet about it because he knows its killing me, having him move out of state and all. I have finally told my family that he is transferring, and their first question was, "so when are you getting an engagement ring?" Seriously, I think my family have lost their marbles!! They forget that I am divorced and that we have been dating for 10 months. Now granted, I am Mormon and living in Utah, so I should be married by now and expecting my first child according to Mormon protocol. I guess it shows how much they like Tony,that they want to hurry up and marry us off. I remember, when I first got divorced, that my family was telling me to take my time and make sure I get to know the guy before I become engaged. I might have a biased opinion, but I have to say, Tony is a really great guy. To think I found such a nice, kind, normal, handsome man on the Internet!! Who would have thought!! He is truly worth all the crap I have gone through with the divorce and other growing experiences I have had these past two years.

Friday, December 5, 2008

My No Good, Very Bad Day

So, yesterday was a really crappy day....to say the least. I had to go to the credit union to figure out the whole mess with my title to my car. I got it fixed finally and am just trying to register it. So as I was leaving, my loan officer called and said I needed to come back in. I thought I had backed straight back, NOPE!! I didn't, I backed into a 2008 Lexus. Yup, in the company car. Might I add that this is the SECOND accident I have been in with the company car!! The other one happening not too many weeks ago. Nothing happened to our car, but I munched the Lexus near the wheel well. I had to of course call my boss and tell him. As the policeman was talking to me and handing me my ticket, my boyfriend called. I told him I would have to call him back and hung up quickly. Once the police were done, I called Tony back and got some lovely news, he is being transferred to Las Vegas. Now we knew this was going to happen, just not in FOUR WEEKS!! Needless to say, I spent most of my day yesterday crying my eyes out over the accident and Tony. So, life is about to become a bit more interesting for me, with Tony moving and all....