I am going to talk about Sno-Birds and Rentals today!
The calendar is racing by…in a few more days it will be the 1st of March…it seems like we just had Christmas!
Do the months drag by only for the young?
I think,… as we age, the days fly by much faster. 😉 Perhaps keeping busy has a little to do with that.
Florida is a literal melting pot of people. We have “Sno-Birds”, which are families who come to Florida mostly from Europe, Asia and the Northern United States. They stay during our Winter months…from around October through April or May. They return to their respective homes when our weather starts to really warm up. Quite a few of these Sno-Birds own houses down here, so this is a second home for them. Others, rent upscale homes for weeks and months.
Some families with small children are here for only a few weeks…a normal vacation for most. In fact, there is a family at the upscale vacation rental house behind our home as we speak. They are from Germany and at this moment the two children are really enjoying the swimming pool! As I sit in my Secret Garden, I can hear squealing and splashing as they play in the pool. The innocence of youth makes me smile.
The other group of renters are the year round renters. These are the renters the Captain and I utilize for our Rental(s)…which leads me to the following text and pics.
We have The Rental rented and the tenants will be moving in on March 1st. I promised you pictures of the finish…and I don’t think it shows very well, but the outside is actually painted a very pale green with white trim.
One of the cons of owning a rental house is; you not only have to keep up with repairs, etc… at your personal dwelling,… one must keep up with repairs, etc on Rentals too!
The finished kitchen…I like the way the painted white cabinets make this little kitchen seem a little larger. It was worth all the effort of taking off doors and sanding and finishing them off.
That good lookin’ man in the green shirt is my Captain…sorry, I just had to include a pic of him. I never tire of looking at him!
Any man at work always looks good and if he happens to be my man…that is even better!! 😉
The finished Lanai….See above pic, the Captain replaced the indoor/outdoor carpeting on the Lanai.
While we were at The Rental yesterday, doing last minute inspections…..the Captain noticed a drip at the faucet in the Master Bathtub, so that had to be fixed. He spent most of the day yesterday fixing water pipes and tending to the sprinkler system.
Thank goodness, I am not good at that or I would have been the PLO, Private Latrine Orderly….I am sure you remember the Titles the Captain gave me when we started the refurbishing of this Rental! 😉
I hope you are all having a Blessed week and are looking forward to a wonderful week-end. It doesn’t matter what you do in the way of activities, just do it with love and thanksgiving!
I will be thinking of you all…