Thursday, May 21, 2009

I Guess I Wasn't Missing a Thing

I haven't watched TV, or the news, in a couple months. Zero. Zip. Zilch. The only thing playing on our TV has been a few kids videos. This morning, I turned it on to see if the world was still spinning, and guess what I saw?!? A Texas woman was on national TV with her twins. The catch? Two baby daddies. Yep. She was apparently a mighty busy girl and managed to defy odds and conceive twins by two separate men. Turns out I haven't been missing anything by not watching TV.

In other news, get it, NEWS...we are cautiously optimistic that we will have a signed lease this weekend. I say cautiously because you never really know until you have the check in hand. But we don't anticipate these people flaking out. They have been to see the house 5 or 6 times now. Last week, we ended up with three very interested parties in two days. One couple was very nice, articulate, and bankrupt. Yeah. That credit check does tell all, folks. (they had told us a little about it, but there was more.) Another family was very interested, and the guys sister lives across the street from our rental, but they decided they couldn't afford it after all. By the way, both of these couples tried to talk us down on the rent. I am thinking that's a big sign of when people can't really afford it, because our house is the lowest on the market in our township right now, but there are others for more money that are not in as nice of shape. The third party is the one that we have offered the lease to, and they are coming Sunday to sign the paperwork. The nice thing is that it is only one person, and two dogs. We were not going to allow pets at first but it is a fact that a great deal of people lie and have them anyway. This way, we have a deposit up front, and can hopefully find a responsible pet owner. This lady is a dog trainer, so one can hope that her dogs are well trained. It has to be better than the last tenant, with their 5 kids, contraband dog and a lack of cleaning supplies, right?!?

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