Just Get It Done!!

A young woman went to Italy to see the greatest works of art. She took her grandmother with her. At the Sistine Chapel, she pointed to the ceiling. “Grandma, it took Michelangelo four years to get that ceiling painted.” Her grandmother said, “He and I must have the same landlord.”


Having a lazy landlord is awful. We had one who treated us very well, but in one house, it was pretty dirty. The people who rented before us, in a brand new house, trashed It and then just took off one night. I kept asking when someone was going to clean the place. She would always get angry with the cleaning lady for not doing her job. Turned out that she was the cleaning lady!


In another brand new house, in a beautiful home right off of a very popular golf course, the owner said he would landscape the property right away. Days turned to weeks, weeks turned to months, etc.


Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore. I bought a sharp sickle and started chopping the waist-high, dried out weeds myself. My neighbors instantly stopped me because they wanted this guy to get cited by the city, which would force him to landscape. He did get cited but he still wouldn’t get it done.


The house we live in now is owned by a great guy. If there’s a problem of any kind, he’ll either come out within an hour or two and do the work himself, or if it’s a more complex problem, someone will be out there the next day. It’s awesome!

What a difference the right landlord makes.


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3 thoughts on “Just Get It Done!!

  1. Yes, this is a problem.
    We’re fortunate we live in an area run by a housing association (it’s a British Thing, difficult to explain, because I’m not sure of the definition myself!). They’ll sort out all sorts of physical problems quite quickly. We would like to move because the area has swarms of kids (not nasty, just noisy, clumsy and three six-year olds are climbing your tree to get a ball sort of kids) for some peace; however what sort of landlords might we encounter?
    Better the devil you know????

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