Being short on time and money makes the dichotomy of being a nerd and a pervert so much easier. It will likely be years before I have to worry about whether I should turn the basement into a TARDIS control room or a sex dungeon.
You should do both. I'm pretty sure one of the early Doctors had a sex dungeon hidden away in the TARDIS. Now you know the real reason for the "companions".Being short on time and money makes the dichotomy of being a nerd and a pervert so much easier. It will likely be years before I have to worry about whether I should turn the basement into a TARDIS control room or a sex dungeon.
Leases might be unpleasant but they are vitally necessary.It's interesting, the tasks one finds unpleasant. Renovating a bathroom but needed to use this morning for some administrative things. I've got a sink full of dishes, I've got some things I need to return to the hardware store, I've got to try to get my bank to waive an interest fee for missing statement date on my credit card and I've got a verbal agreement for someone to move into my current place when it becomes available in February. So I had to find the receipts for the items I was returning, call up my bank, and pull up my lease template and fill in the relevant blanks and e-mail a PDF to my renter.
Truth be told, the lease thing is about the easiest of those things. But for some reason it is the most unpleasant to me. I can't explain it. Years ago, the first time I read "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" one of the big takeaways was doing a personal mission statement. Mine basically boils down to that I like to help people and solve problems. Now there were some jobs that I was qualified for but that just didn't appeal to me and I couldn't figure out why until I realized that, to me, they didn't feel like I was helping anyone or solving anything. Now the lease definitely is. I'm providing a wonderful home to a man and his daughter. But I'm still not excited by it.
As I type this I have a few ideas. First could be that it is because I'm an introvert. But that really doesn't jibe because I had no problem calling my bank to ask for a favor. It could also be because this is the beginning of a new relationship. Managing properties is still relatively new to me and you hear all the horror stories. This guy seems to check out as well as anyone could but part of me still worries about what if he's some con-man. I think that may be a factor, but a relatively minor one. No, I think the biggest factor is that I don't particularly like leases. I didn't like them when I was a renter and resented all the rules and conditions--and leases were a lot simpler back in those days. And now the shoe is on the foot and I'm the Bad Guy. I'm the one saying "you can't do this...you have to do this...if you to that, I'm going to..." Leases are inherently unpleasant to me.
But I need to do this. And sooner rather than later. But now I know. And knowing is half the battle.
Unlike renters insurance. I've been wasting $25 a month for years and for what? Nothing in my apartment has ever gotten stolen or damaged(except through my fault). I mean really, I hardly see or talk to my neighbors and we have a key fob entry to get in the lobby. This place is like Fort Knox.Leases might be unpleasant but they are vitally necessary.