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Thursday, June 09, 2011

Yesterday I did the final walk-thru/inspection of my condo with my tenant! She is a wonderful middle aged woman! She has lived in my condo since I moved out of it with Collin (into the house that I'm now selling!) for just over 3 years!!! WOW! She has NEVER been a problem, she has always been honest and respectful... you can't ASK for a better tenant!!!

I was thrilled that she left the condo in PRISTINE condition! I may have to rewash the walls but overall I'm very happy that I don't have much work to do in order to comfortably move myself back in! (Actually, being in the condo again brought back some GOOD, safe feelings! It is a positive step for me to move back there right now!)

back Story: My tenant has asked me to fix a handful of regular maintenance items during her stay. On one occasion in November 2010 (Or was it October?), she called me regarding the furnace not working! Yikes! Luckily I had had the same problem before when I lived in to condo so I knew how to fix the problem. To avoid an expensive repair man bill, I decided to go on over myself to do the job. (Note: this was just after I split with Collin) Unfortunately on the day I could do the work, my tenant was unavaliable, but her daughter would be home to let me in. I remember being there for about 1 hour doing the work in the furnace room.

So, yesterday my tenant asked me, "So, what are you going to do with the condo now?" ... anyone that knows me, knows that I am an open book... I can't tell a lie and rarely do I avoid conversation (eventhough it's really NONE of her buisness what I do with the place once she's gone!) but I wasn't sure if it was appropriate nor her business to tell the WHOLE story... So I said, "Collin and I had a falling out, so I'll be moving back in!"
She was slightly surprised, but then noted that she found it odd that my last name changed back to Meeks in my email signature and work email address.
I then decided to tell her exactly WHAT the falling out was all about (Collin's affair)... and she was shocked! I could tell because she said, "But Collin was so nice!"
... Yeah, I THOUGH so too!

Once realizing everything that I have been through this past year, she said "My daughter mentioned to me, after you fixed the furnace last year, "MOM, something is wrong with Jessica! She looks so skinny and sad!"
SKINNY? ME? ...SAD? UGH!!! It's now pretty obvious to me that during that last 3 months of 2010, the whole world could SEE the emotional stress I was dealing with, written ALL over my face!

Perhaps that combined with my reduction in weight lifting really did make me appear skinny and gaunt! Eeek! Another reason for me to get BACK into my weight workouts, I think!

Lifting weights = power, strength, muscles, CONFIDENCE!
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    So glad your tenant was so responsible!! Hoping for a swift sale of the house and a good move for you. Hugs :)
    2533 days ago
    The fact that she noticed a difference shows exactly that- emotional stress makes you look and just makes you sick!

    I have no doubt that you look much more confident now!
    2535 days ago
    I am glad you won't have much to do to move in. I think no matter what you look great when your lifting, I guess bc its my love too emoticon
    2536 days ago
    I'm glad she left the condo in good shape for you. You don't need anything else to worry about.

    Now you can get settled in and get on with your life!
    2536 days ago
    I know what you mean....lifting weights has such a good, empowerment to it!! I can't wait to get back into it myself!! Go JESS..on the mend, and feeling great. When you said your old condo brought back feelings of safety, that made me feel so happy for you. You're going to do well in there!
    2536 days ago
    2536 days ago
    You know I am ALL ABOUT the weights, babes! LOL Love you! emoticon
    2537 days ago
    Love the last line- it is so totally true! I'm glad you felt safe in the condo, I am sure it will feel like a new beginning, a fresh start.
    2537 days ago
    Glad to hear you'll have your condo back, another piece of the old you that will help you to move forward! It's interesting that sometimes we think we're good at hiding our emotions and not letting them take effect on our exterior, but I guess this is not always the case. It probably was obvious to an outsider that SOMETHING was wrong... but you couldn't look better now!
    2537 days ago
    Girl you got me into strength training and now I couldn't live without it!!! I feel fabulous! emoticon
    2537 days ago
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