Archive for December 2016

The Making of a Landlord: A Christmas Carol, Pt. IVa (solutions)

The Making of a Landlord: A Christmas Carol, Pt. IVa (solutions)
The following is a re-print of a post published December 26, 2015 ****************************** Read “The Making of a Landlord: A Christmas Carol, Pt. IIIa”   The next morning, I reflected on the strange happenings of the night before and the tenant horror stories I shared with the Ghost of Christmas Past.  I was glad for... Read more »

The Making of a Landlord: A Christmas Carol, Pt. IIIa

The Making of a Landlord: A Christmas Carol, Pt. IIIa
The following post is a re-print from December 25, 2015 Read “The Making of a Landlord: A Christmas Carol, Pt. IIa“ *********************************************** I settled in on the bar stool next to the Ghost of Christmas Past.  “It sure is nice of you to take this time to hear my side of things, Mr. Ghost,” I... Read more »

The Making of a Landlord: A Christmas Carol, Pt. IIa

The Making of a Landlord: A Christmas Carol, Pt. IIa
  The following post was originally published on December 24, 2015.  The references to the Presidential campaign are particularly painful now……gee whiz.: ************************************************ Read “The Making of a Landlord: A Christmas Carol, Part Ia”   Later that evening, I went back home to my custom built mega-McMansion in an undisclosed northern suburb. I had a... Read more »
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Blogapalooza: What is the REAL root of all evil?

Blogapalooza: What is the REAL root of all evil?
Instructions to ChicagoNow bloggers: Welcome to ChicagoNow’s Morning Blogapalooz-Hour! Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to publish a post in one hour. Here is this morning’s challenge: “Write about how you view money and/or the role it has played in your life.” ***************************************** I don’t believe that money is the root of... Read more »

The Making of a Landlord: A Christmas Carol, Pt. 1a

The Making of a Landlord: A Christmas Carol, Pt. 1a
  It’s that time of year again–time for The Airing of Grievances. The following post was originally published on December 23, 2015. **************************************************** Last night I had nightmare. The dream was based on a question that has plagued me since long before I ever signed my first mortgage contract in 2002. Can a nice guy... Read more »

Get cozy: wrap your love around your pipes this weekend

Get cozy: wrap your love around your pipes this weekend
Good day to all my fellow Eskimos out there trying to keep warm in an area which at this time of year makes me think it was never meant for human habitation. Yes, IT IS COLD INDEED. Let’s talk a minute about what those of us who have made the brave (but…well…possibly foolhardy) choice to... Read more »
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