Thursday, 24 June 2010
Hassels of a multi home owner!
I own a home in Cape Cod (in case any one wants a lovely rental near fresh and salt water that sleeps 8) and rent it out in the summer months. We, as a family spend about 2 1/2 weeks there if we are lucky , with family and friends.
Sounds idyllic right? Well on a good day it is. The days when I am here in England and not thinking about the house, are great. Then there are the days when I am forced to not only think about it but do something about it too! Up keep is a bitch on one house let alone another one across the pond.
The phone doesn't work, the gas grill is broken and you need to buy a new one quick, the outside lights are pointing towards Mars and not at the driveway.
I pay a man a lot of money to keep the house ticking over because from 3,500 miles away, it is a bit hard for me to just pop over and move a bloody light let alone buy a gas grill, have it assembled and gas tank filled and the whole lot delivered by tomorrow!
Few, that felt good. You can't tell but I just banged very hard on every key on the key board and now feel better. I can't say the same about the key board.
Thank god for the Internet, which is being a bit temperamental today anyway due to the sun shinning apparently, because I was able to fix the stupid phone line and buy a Weber and align the stars between here and Mars. Well we all know that 2 out of 3 ain't bad.
Spring in the Cape and Summer at Nausett Beach