Real Life

Please don't read my blog and think my life is perfect.  It is far from it.  Sometimes I read other people's blogs and think: I'll never have it together like she does.  A blog is like good makeup.  We enhance what we like, and hide what we don't.

Today though, I'm washing my face and showing you what's underneath.  Stress.  As of today, our tenants have paid neither rent nor utilities since January.  You wouldn't believe how hard it is to actually evict a tenant from your home in CA.  Even if they haven't paid you a dime in 4 months!

There is a multi-step eviction process, and we are on round 2 waiting for a judge to give us permission to have the sheriffs forcibly remove the tenants and their belongings from our home.  Did you know that if you turn off their utilities or change the locks, the tenants can sue you?

In real life, I'm an anxious mess about what is going to happen.  I've been worried every day for the last 3 months about what is going to happen when our savings runs dry, and now we are there.

On top of which, we now owe the IRS 5k in taxes from last year.  Because we are no longer living in our home, we have to pay back the housing credit we took when buying the home.  We didn't realize when we took it that if you don't live in the home for 3 years you have to pay it back in full, immediately. 

So today, I'd like to send out a big "SCREW YOU!" to our tenants and the IRS. Better watch out for the Karma Police.

1 comment :

queendna said...

Katie, I am sorry to hear about your situation and I pray that things turn around for the better. Best of luck and keep your spirits up!