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BOTM Past to Present > JUNE 2019 BOTM...A PERFECT TENANT..By Steve Richer & Nicholas Gifford

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message 1: by stephanie, MOD (new)

stephanie | 1147 comments Mod
Good month to read this one. As we are all trying to make ends meet, you will have to double check if the person you want to rent your space is legit!...This book discussion will open on Monday June 4th,,,You can get this book for 4.99 or any spot you find it at....Happy June Reading..MOD..


message 2: by stephanie, MOD (new)

stephanie | 1147 comments Mod
Thread is now open.....Tell me your worse experience....


message 3: by Jim (new)

Jim Crocker | 295 comments Oh my goodness sakes alive! The "WORST"!!! Okay, let's just say the tenant in our downstairs rental seemed okay at first. She claimed to be a nurse. So what could go wrong with that? First off, she wasn't a nurse. She was Trouble with a capital T. First thing to go was the new fridge. Okay, so how many time in your entire life have you had your fridge (especially a brand new one) crap out on yuh? Turns out she crammed so much stuff into the freezer that the little door could not close. Subsequently, the damn thing ran constantly and burned out. The the microwave went bye-bye! Oy! Then she burned holes in the rug and nearly set the coffee table ablaze in a no-smoking apt. Then she found some weird dude and moved his worthless butt in. He was beyond description. So I turned into "BAAAD JIMMIE" and gave them a choice they couldn't refuse. They were gone in a flash, and I've never rented the joint again.

Now guess what I found beneath the bed? Tick-Tock. Tick-Tock. Okay, it was a gigantic portrait of an Indian Chief. Dunno who it was. Dunno what happened to the portrait, but it's long gone and in a better place, I am sure.

Coulda been worse!


message 4: by Jim (new)

Jim Crocker | 295 comments Now I am ready to find a copy of our BOTM and get reading. When you get a chance, check out the BOTM site for more cool stuff. Cheers and Happy Reading!
http://botm.blackdogebooks.com


message 5: by stephanie, MOD (new)

stephanie | 1147 comments Mod
This is what I received from one of our members:
re: [Psychological Thrillers] Good Morning
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I lived in a first floor apt, the apt manager lived right above me. Often it sounded like there was a group of hippos in tutus dancing up there. He would get drunk on weekends, come home and beat-up his wife. I couldn't take it any longer and called the police. Monday morning I was evicted.


message 6: by stephanie, MOD (new)

stephanie | 1147 comments Mod
I have a friend who owns a few duplex's around the Denver Area. She has a cleaning crew to do the cleaning once someone moves out. One day she received a call from the Police Dept asking about one of her tenants. You know the usual. She answered them without hesitation. Now mind you, this was awhile back, way back to where cell-phones were not out, we had land-lines, and when you get a call from the police you just do the right thing right? WRONG...The person who called so happened to be the soon to be ex husband of a woman who took the duplex to get away from an abusive relationship. The guy who did the calling was passing as an Officer. He got as much info from her as he could to track down her job and wait for her. The way that I get it was he was waiting outside for her as she was to get off of work, but as a co-worker seen him before her shift was done, she told her that she seen her husband outside, so the job took action, called the police because there was a RO on him, and they nabbed him in the parking lot. When they searched him, he had a hand gun....This may have happened outside the duplex, but my friend didn't know she was on the run. Anytime a police calls asking for info, tell them to have someone come to your house, and seeing how they have the info on where you are, there is no need to give out your address, because The Criminal Justice Field is like AARP, THEY WILL FIND YOU......


message 7: by stephanie, MOD (new)

stephanie | 1147 comments Mod
So lets open up to this here book on whats going on. You have a couple who wants to make ends meet. Just to what length would you go to get someone on your property to get the $ ?.


message 8: by Jim (last edited Jun 06, 2019 08:31PM) (new)

Jim Crocker | 295 comments Okay, so here's a good one. When I was in the real estate business about 40 years ago I would manage rentals for some of my clients. Here I got a first-class education in the art of plumbing. To this very day I do everything in the plumbing department except solder joints. I hire a plumber for that, because he is insured if the joint fails and floods out everything. Otherwise, I've saved a small fortune. Make no mistake about it, the plumbers are the high-rollers of the construction industry, often hauling down way more than doctors and lawyers. My favorite plumber, Bill, arrives in a custom-built Mercedes van that he could easily live in.

Now we won't get into some of the "things" I have hauled outta the plumbing system during my management years, which ended just about 40 years ago, too.


message 9: by stephanie, MOD (new)

stephanie | 1147 comments Mod
So your a jack of all trades huh?


message 10: by Jim (new)

Jim Crocker | 295 comments stephanie wrote: "So your a jack of all trades huh?"
HAHAHAHA! Kinda. However, my illegal electrical work does leave a bit to be desired. Some might find it shocking!


message 11: by stephanie, MOD (new)

stephanie | 1147 comments Mod
So lets get started on this BOTM. Here we have someone who is actually looking for a place to stay, and ends up in the home, but the basement is designed like a buffet maybe? The way I read it, thats what it may be. Just how much background does one do in order to get The Perfect Tenant? And is there such a thing?


message 12: by stephanie, MOD (new)

stephanie | 1147 comments Mod
e: [Psychological Thrillers] June 2019 BOTM...is.....
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Twelve years ago I converted the basement in my house into a nice apartment. An Army vet rented the place for three years. He was perfect, except for feeding Max all the time. When he left, we found a nurse to rent it. After a short time things slid from bad to worse. She ended up burning holes in the rug, destroying the fridge and microwave and bring in some weird dude. This called for "Bad Jim" to go down there and give them the "pack your shit now!" speech. Haven't rented it since. Now the kitchen is used to start prepare and start plants for the garden. The bedroom is a sewing room. And the little living room is the garden library.

The vet was able to buy his own house and we run into him all over town. The final good news was that the income covered all the renovation expenses down there and nobody was injured or murdered.


message 13: by stephanie, MOD (new)

stephanie | 1147 comments Mod
Do you think it's okay to have a kind of LITTLE OPIE TAYLOR" who will do handyman issues around their house? Is it a good thing or bad thing if he snoops?


message 14: by Chris (new)

Chris | 520 comments Jim wrote: "stephanie wrote: "So your a jack of all trades huh?"
HAHAHAHA! Kinda. However, my illegal electrical work does leave a bit to be desired. Some might find it shocking!"


Never ever mess with electrical because if you screw up and something happens to structure and it leads back to the electric insurance won't pay for it if work wasn't done by certified electrician. Kids are so dumb nowadays instead of going to trade school (where you can become a millionaire) they go to a 4 year college and major in something stupid with no prospect of getting any kind of job sheesh.


message 15: by stephanie, MOD (new)

stephanie | 1147 comments Mod
One thing that I really liked about this book was the flow of it, and it went from scene to scene. Just a minor backtrack on why a female was after this couple. Then you have the neighborhood kid is in school, and mows the lawn, and tidy ups the yard, to help him get into college. A crush on the wife made him come to that house more often.. You have a husband who worked with his wife at a company where HE left to have his wife get more exposed to so that she can go up in rank. But lets not forget the guy who is a Master T.I. and exposed a lot of info on the computer...


message 16: by stephanie, MOD (new)

stephanie | 1147 comments Mod
Well its the 17th, and I thought folks would have jumped on this book and make a few comments, but I see its not going to happen, so I will just talk ( type ) to myself.. This is open for full discussion, so away we go...…………………………...…….
When someone opens up their home to a person to rent downstairs, it can get kind of tricky, especially when they can hear every-single-move thru the vents. This happened when there was a young lady who was out to get someone all because of the past, when she was a kid. She found out that this man was renting out a place in his home, and she took up the offer, then trouble starts. The neighborhood kid who cleans the yard starts snooping, thinking he is going to get a peek of maybe some nudity, or something, and he runs across the girl cutting up stuff and BOOM, she nabs the yardboy and then she goes after the Miss. Cheerleader and try's to start a story about the husband and the cheerleader, and her parents got into it...But wait, it gets better, the I.T guy gets wind of who SHE really is, and goes to the house to tell, and he gets wacked,,,,,Does this sound like a spin-off of THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE?....


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Vickie Sarmina (iwrite0530) | 295 comments Steph - you are right - it does sound a lot like that movie!!


message 18: by L.A. (new)

L.A. Villafane | 3 comments Hello. I’m new to the group but June’s book of the month looks right up my alley.
I do have tenants, but thank goodness no troubles yet. I wonder, if after I read this one I might be selling??


message 19: by stephanie, MOD (new)

stephanie | 1147 comments Mod
Well I tell you what Lori, read the book, and get some tips....Its a really good read, trust me.....


message 20: by L.A. (new)

L.A. Villafane | 3 comments Thanks Stephanie I will definitely read it.


message 21: by stephanie, MOD (new)

stephanie | 1147 comments Mod
What do men think about folks who try and get them in trouble with under-age cheerleaders?


message 22: by stephanie, MOD (new)

stephanie | 1147 comments Mod
I want to thank everyone who participated in this months BOTM.....This thread will stay open until May 2020


message 23: by Theresa (new)

Theresa Hi Stephanie, Just wanted to let you know I joined the group fairly recently and really enjoyed the Perfect Tenant. I found it very hard to put down right from the start. I must admit I found Alice and Tom a bit sickly sweet in the early stages, so it was interesting to see how Libbie messed with that. But I soon started to feel sorry for them, as all the doubts she was putting into their heads brought their previous issues to the surface. And when she started on poor Rusty, well!!! As I approached the end of the book, I really couldn't put it down and it ended up being a rather late night for me! And no, I didn't see the plot twist coming!!


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