About 10 years ago, I had a life situation going on that caused me to need to move out of our home and move into a condo in our city where I currently live! My home is in a neighboring town, which is about a 45-eighth drive away.
At the time, gasoline prices were outrageous, just like they are now, and I had a loved one who was having health difficulties and absolutely needed someone to help him.
At that time, I decided to rent our home out to our neighbor in town, and just live close to our job and close to our loved one. About 4 years ago our loved one passed away, and it was time to start thinking about moving back home. When I thought about that, but, I absolutely didn’t want to do it because I didn’t want a 45-eighth commute to work every morning, so, I am continuing to rent this cute little townhome that is only 10 minutes from our office. Well, earlier this week I came home from work and I discovered that our A/C was on the fritz. When something like the air conditioner needs work, that is when I am glad that I am a leaseholder. If I was not renting the townhouse, of course I would have to pay for the heating and A/C repairs. In fact, when the cooling was on the fritz at our home and the neighbor in town, our property supervisor called me to let me know that I was going to have to pay an A/C repair bill. I know that our tenants were glad that they did not have to pay for the cooling to be fixed, and just the same I am glad that I did not have to pay for our cooling to be fixed just the other morning. When I get close to retirement, I will transport back into our house, because that is where I intend to be when I am retired. At that time I will have to go back to making all repairs and doing all service even that of the air conditioner.