The closing on this home was so stressful, that there is no way I would have any more stamina left in me to flip more than two homes a year. So when this one’s done listed and sold I will take three months off and do one more and take a break. I counted up that I had 17 people involved in trying to solve a village fine of 2650. Albeit, I got it solved myself and the bank paid it but my anxiety is through the roof from having to deal with 17 people on one tiny little issue. I’m so mentally drained at this point, we are closing tomorrow at 4 PM and we are meeting the closer at the tavern in New Wilmington wherein my husband will buy me dinner after we sign and I received a coupon from the tavern for a free sticky bun which I can’t wait to eat ! They now serve wine there!!! YAHOO.
Flipping a home has way more energy, stress, and organizational skills that one could ever imagine and you would never understand it until you did one yourself. Anyone that looks at me and says wow she made $60,000 on one flip needs to understand that she earned every single solitary last dollar of that money. Sure contractors show up, utilities turn on, headaches….. wait I mean migraines pop up throughout the process, inspections occur, risks are taken, I deal with an array of personalities, lawns need catered too, worries of pipes freezing, vandalism (although my security systems app tells me everything), neighbors get grumpy cuz they wanted their family members to get it, and dozens and dozens of other things happen during the process and they don’t just happen on their own they happen because I was the force behind it. So I only have the patience to do two a year and that is what I have come to the conclusion of!!!! Simple things like calling Ohio Edison to turn on the electric today and she consistently fought with me for 25 minutes that there was no such house at that address and nothing in her system …I said you listen here Lawanda there is a home at that address and you have approximately two seconds to find it before I slam the phone down in your ear and she’s like ma’am if you don’t calm down I’m going to get my supervisor on the phone…..I said what’s she going to do fire me Lawanda 🙄🤬🤔 I said let me spell everything slowly for you so I spelled it all really slowly and she was like Oh here it is I’m sorry. 😳😳😳 that’s very stressful and I became very angry at her because she was insisting that I was out of my mind there was no such house at that address! And today I had to call the security system place and I had already spoken to one of the installers he knew exactly what I wanted to do. But I could not recall his name so I had to explain the entire thing over to the girl on the phone again. She just could not grasp that I wasn’t living in that home she kept asking me when I was moving and I was trying very hard to remain nice but it became very difficult because she could not grasp the concept that I wanted to take my alarm system out of my home and put it in Ohio and I wanted him to install a Wi-Fi system that used cell phone towers without having to install a landline telephone there. She was like why don’t you just install a telephone line there and I said because in this day and age nobody gets the land lines anymore so I want to pay the 150 for him to put the Wi-Fi system in for the buyer. 🙄 then I want to get a new system for my home. That was 20 minutes of my life I’ll never get back. Those are just two tiny stressful things that happened to me today and you can multiply that by 400 by the time I’m done with this house. So I made the determination today, that there is no possible way I have enough patience with people and things to do more than two homes a year so two it is. Sometimes I feel like I’m swimming in a sea of idiots !!!!!!!!