Day 2: 30 Days to My First Flip

5:45 a.m. Alarm goes off.
6 a.m. Drag my hiney out of bed & finish prepping the kitchen. Find out from Hubs where stuff needs to go while simultaneously but inadvertently making him really cranky.
7:15 Bring daughter to work. Kiss and make up with Hubs.
7:35 Keep working on kitchen.
9:15 a.m. Do a mini “Creation Sequence” while I’ve got a few minutes alone.
9:35 Sit down to work while the cabinet guys start.
9:48 Respond to cry, “Ma’am where’s your water shut-off?! The pipe just broke.”… Ask my Acq Director to cover down for me.
10 Back to work, responding to messages that came in overnight.
10:40 Address a couple things for the kitchen.
10:52 Back to work responding to messages. Try to hold my potty break as long as possible, so I don’t have to take time out to go to the corner gas station.
11 a.m. Listen to Pace Morby make seller calls for Flip Me in the background while responding to messages.
11:02 a.m. Man, I can’t hold it anymore! Down to the gas station I go.
11:11 a.m. Wow, it feels so great to have clean hands again after working with that dusty ductwork securing that floor board earlier! Spent a few minutes on the walk back being so very grateful for how easy it usually is to get clean water here. I was transported back in time to when we returned from Tanzania, Haiti, and Nigeria to the USA. It’s that same feeling of when you first take a shower where you don’t have to keep your lips sealed shut or where you can brush your teeth from the tap, or where you don’t have to transport all your drinking water from a water store via motorcycle.

I am so 100% thankful for all the time, love, tears, blood, sweat, and money our forefathers put into founding this nation and creating this infrastructure that we’re still using today! Thank you, Lord, for giving them that desire and fortitude to see it through when times were beyond difficult.

11:15 a.m. Okay, back to work. Checking for messages that need responses & begin some more outreach looking for deals. Need to find two more pronto for a current buyer. Update another buyer’s buy box info in CRM.
11:53 a.m. Admire Day 1 Kitchen work, celebrate that we got the pipe fixed with no major hiccups (Yay, for painful past experience that prepares us for the present!), last minute messages check, prep to take guest to his next stay, & pick up daughter from work. Let the guys know they accidentally took our torque drill.

1:18 Back at desk checking in with Acq Director after welcoming in the sheetrock guy & helping Hubs get restarted on plumbing & grabbing a super quick toast & surprise Gluten-Free Miracles cinnamon roll Hubs brought home for me after his fingerprinting appointment for his real estate exam (hoping it’s one of their sugar-free, grain-free treats – which also makes it guilt-free, but it was very nicely textured and awfully tasty, so…..). YOLO, right? 😀

Internet is down, so I’m hoping my phone has hotspot… Wish Hubs wasn’t busy, because it doesn’t seem to be working, and I have no idea what I’m doing… Still not working. Okay, working from my phone it is…
2:02 p.m. Pipes are connected. Hubs worked his magic. Internet is back up. 🙂 Yay for techy husbands! Back to checking for messages (FB, email, text, and CRM – not necessarily in that order) that came in while I was out of commission & looking for deals.
2:11 p.m. Trying to comp properties from an agent lead while a grinder/saw is going on the other side of my office wall is like…..trying to do calculus while someone is running their fingernails down the chalkboard over-and-over-and-over again.

2:45 p.m. Quick cat nap with Marshmallow on the office loveseat to recover from my sickening carb crash (amidst the sawing and banging. I guess it wasn’t a sugar-free, grain-free cinnamon roll after all, or maybe it was the comping endlessly over-priced “leads” that did it to me…).

3:11 p.m. Back at it after instructing son #2 on how to drop off a financial aid payment for our missionary friend’s son to the local Christian university. I love our town!
3:40 p.m. Try unsuccessfully to help Hubs locate his other missing power drill now…

3:48 p.m. Agent sent more potential flips. Check to see if any are good leads.
3:55 p.m. Drill magically reappeared…
Where did the night go?! Continued working on comps & new leads until about 6 p.m.
Tried unsuccessfully to plan supper again. Corner store sold out of fried chicken – how could they?! Mr. Fitch sold out of roast chickens at the local IGA – I’m happy for him. He’s the backbone of this town.
6ish p.m. Friends who didn’t show in time to help last night suddenly appeared to catch up on the crypto business – fun, but difficult timing, as my insides were shriveling, we had no kitchen to offer them food, and I needed to buy supplies for the guys to work in the kitchen the next day – before Lowes closed… Thank God for raw milk and Vital Protein collagen peptides from Costco. 😀
My daughter had pointed out that the idea to go without knobs on the cupboards was a little flawed. Since they are soft-close, they are difficult to open, especially one-handed without a handle. Off to Lowes – especially since hardware install is included in the bid! Why would I create myself stress later trying to get them all perfectly centered and level, when I could have some experts I already paid do it?! How did I choose the handles? Well, okay… we all like matte black, it’s “in” and is fairly non-descript (might still look good in 20 years), so which of these matte black don’t feel like plastic, are tolerable looking, and actually have almost 50 in stock? Ah, okay, that one it is then. Yes, that was the way. Praise God it was a handle I actually didn’t mind the look of – it was kind of nice looking even.
8:10 p.m. Arrive home & say goodbye to the guys.
9 p.m. Impromptu little chuck steak and eggs by Hubs. He’s the best!
9:30 p.m. Drag myself to bed, watch one farming show on the laptop, read my Deut. 28:1-13 and crash hard.