Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Exciting news we have rented out 6 sheds (our rental house) yippee!

What a fiasco! Sacre bleu! Or in plain English "kin hell!"

We were suddenly inundated with applicants ranging from ...

1. The local "septic man" who wanted to park his truck on the drive..( hmm difficult one!) NO thanks since we are your next door neighbor! Smells do drift!

2. An old couple who were very sweet but he needed a heart bypass and they had financial difficulties.

3. Four divorcee's that were either wanting a reduction in rent just "until the divorce was settled" to "I have no deposit will that be a problem?" Just slightly since we are in debt up to our eyeballs!

4. Finally the lucky renters who are two lads in their mid 20's who are in the landscaping business.( there is 1.5 acres of mowing to be done).

We also had a number of callers who sounded so dodgy on the phone that we did not call them back, which for me is a crime as I have always been in customer service where you HAVE to return calls however nasty they could be!

So please everyone cross your fingers, your legs & your toes that "the lads" work out for us and we can start to pay off some of the debt!


Mom/Mum said...

Glad to have found another fellow expats's blog. i'll keep reading and add you to my list of faves!

Almost American said...

Hope they turn out to be ideal tenants!

Janet said...

Finger firmly crossed that all works out well for you.

Expatmum said...

I wouldn't fret too much about not returning calls. I don't think customer service in the US amounts to that. It's bad enough getting hold of them when YOU make the call.

Janet said...

Just stopping by again to let you know I've given you an award. Drop in and collect it some time.

ExpatKat said...

What a relief. Hope it all works out for you.