My journey of becoming financial independence by 35 years old
They said work-life balance, but lately I’ve been wearing so many hats at the same time that blog life have to give.
Playing plumber – I found some water near the base of my toilet, thinking that it was from the water-pik that I used to get stuff out of my teeth. I cleaned that off, come to find that there was some more water. My co-worker’s family had to get out of their rental because there was a leak on the old toilet water line that flooded the entire second floor. After listening to their story, I decided to take a closer look. I found water dripping from the connection. I went to get a new line. The water was still leaking. After taking the lid off the water tank, the culprit was the mechanism inside. I had that fixed. Few, the whole evening was gone, just like that.
Hvac maintenance person – well changing a few filters is easy, going around and get all the filter was hard. Next time, I will work it in the lease that tenant will have to change filter every three months.
Painter – ok, so the guy who did the power washing didn’t come back. I hired my tenants to paint, but their progress was too slow. I spent a good 15-20 hours to paint, and since it’s almost 3 stories high, I’d have to hire my regular handyman with a tall ladder to finish that off.
Soccer coach – we’ve just finished our season. We had a great season. The parents and the kids were upset and sad that after this year, they’d no longer to qualify for U12. The city only have it up to U12. I was going to take the fall off so I can plan my wedding, but the Center told us that they would create U14 so all the kids could stay together, look who’s coming back?! …. me again.
Showing agent – a part of being a small time landlord is showing my own property. I read someone post that they’d hire an agent or company to do it and they would charge $400/pop, and monthly fee to collect rent. Well, I’ve been at my rental anyways working, so showing was “easy”, but I have to weave through a tons of email request per day to set things up. I finally found someone who’d sign for 3 months. It will be just pass of my wedding date. In turn, I get to charge a little extra as I’d have to show it to someone later. I’m planning in not having anyone in that space from October to December should I couldn’t find a replacement.
Still working fulltime – job is going well. Volunteer coaching soccer making my work schedule easier. I’d have to get day shift on those days. 1. I know exactly when I get off in Monday and Wednesday, and they can’t give me a whole week of terrible shift. Which was cool. Good things do happen when you do good deed.
Movie screener – my friend told me about the free screening, so I got to see “Central Intelligence” staring Kevin Hart and The Rock. Man, it was great! The best of all, Mr. And I got to see it for free. I’d recommend it to everybody. It’s such a great date movie.
Prayer – I seriously needed help from up and above people. I pray and and pray for things to go right. Sure enough, the right people would come into my life and make things go better so I can move on. So, thank you everybody for encouragement and helping me getting through this period. I am truly grateful.
It’s a sad period that we are going through in our country right now with the terrorist at the Pulse in Orlamdo. I had so many good memory in Orlando going to Disney. It’s supposed to be a happy place. I hope and pray our leaders will make the right decisions to protect us.
Some updated picture of painted decks