Oct 30, 2012

Work As Usual...

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see...

You can say that life for us is definitely boring.  Both Arvid and I are Realtors in Florida.  That by itself is pretty routine, but occasionally has some very good moments.  We get to meet interesting people from all over and quite a few have become friends.  We also get to see many interesting properties. 

 Currently, our main "job" is to buy distressed homes, fix them up and then sell them.  Occasionally we keep a few for at least a year and rent it out to friends.
We put in many, many hours ripping things apart and then fixing it up.  This involves a lot of work, but that is something we are not afraid of.  Keeps us out of trouble and we love the challenge.  Best of all, my mom and dad get to visit every year and stay in the house.

The good thing about being your own boss is that your schedule is very flexible.  The drawback is that you can work all hours and must be on call at any given day.  You just have to do whatever it takes to get the job.  The time sometimes is irrelevant.

This works fine with us.  Fortunately, neither of us minds this schedule.  Gives us free time also to do other things.  Just these last few days, we have been up on the roof of one of our houses.  Yes, it needed some kind of a cleaning and resealing to waterproof it. Calls for a trip to Home Depot for supplies.

We both look at it as part of the responsibility of owning a house.  Sometimes you like the chores sometimes you don't.  Either way, you have to take care of it.

Both Arvid and I went up the roof.  we swept, scraped, swept and scraped some more.  Finally it was ready to be coated white.  This particular chore was fun.  The temperature was in the 60's and the day was beautiful.  We try to make everything fun even when it's not.  Arvid even cleaned the paint off  my hands:)
Good way to get a little workout, some sunshine and to get the job done.  Overall, it was a very productive day.  When we were done we were both sweaty and a little tired, but happy to have gotten the job done.  One more coating and we can call it a job well done!  As usual, Brutus was relaxing at home:)

 Remember friends, it's not the miles, it's how you live them.
Have a great day!

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life...