Yesterday we signed the rental lease and what ensued the rest of the day reflected Pluto conjunct Mercury and Mercury squaring my natal moon. Translation: potential hassles, obstacles, grumpiness, miscommunication. Unlike a lot of stories I hear, I love my HOA. Maybe because it’s so easy to stay in compliance and I don’t try to buck the system. I’m all for what’s easy. But being an Aries x5 and a landlord in an HOA (homeowners’ association) community, I’ve learned the value of patience and grace under pressure. It was like being at the stove waiting for the kettle to boil. I wanted tea but didn’t want to hear the kettle whistle so I stayed quiet and listened carefully for when to open the spout. And I was a good girl at the HOA ofc, I kept my own spout closed and listened attentively. It paid off each time.
—AND IF YOU CAN’T BE QUIET AND PATIENT AND ATTENTIVE AND HOPEFUL, YOU CAN PRETEND TO BE. Pretend long enough and you’ll grow into being quiet and patient and attentive and hopeful in those types of situations. And it will always pay off. Then you’ll be patient and hopeful for real and everyone wins. Especially you. Know when to open the spout to let off steam and when to keep it closed for the best brew. I’m hopeful you can do it.
Today was a blur of activity and last minute wtfs. A great reflection of Pluto conjunct Mercury and Mercury squaring my natal moon. The February Horizons Magazine was delivered and I got half the mailouts to the post office. I re-arranged several appointments for work on the rental. I met with new resident, we signed lease and took her application to the park office. A little snafu, we came at noon; regular gal was off today and 2nd in command was at lunch. That meant tenant can’t get a parking decal for her car until 3 trustees approved the app. Continue reading
Earlier this week a friend agreed to a lowball price to do a job for me. She went above and beyond so I paid her 50% more because that was the more fair price. My experience is it always comes back around — everything.
A busy day of tying up loose ends. I went to Home Depot, made keys, bought paint to do the cabinets and doors at the rental. Cleaning got finished and the shed straightened up, which was a major job. I went to the office and did all the paperwork for new parking decals etc. I went to City Hall to get the water transferred into my name for 2 weeks so my tenant does not get it shut off before she gets moved in on the weekend. I remember how hard it is to get everything done when you work Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm. Plus she’s at the end of a cold so I want to help relieve the stress. It takes a village! Plus if we are really all One it doesn’t matter who runs out and gets something done, right, as long as it gets done?
When will I learn? I take 3 weeks off between the week before Christmas until just after the new year. Then it takes me another week to get back into the swing of working. Which means all the magazine work is crammed into the last two weeks in January. Aaauuugghh! So this year I ALSO AT THE SAME TIME get to do all the arranging for work for making the rental home available for the new resident by end of day Friday.
— ANYWAY I just realized today I have to get my tax-something signed and sent in with dollars so, to make sure I get it done on time since my desk is filled with subscription lists, magazine labels and rental lease agreements, I set a small tray table in front of the door to the bathroom with the papers, a pen, a highstool and the checkbook so there is no way I will miss getting that done by end of day.
— I know me, I can only pass something 2-3 times without wanting to get it done and out of the way. It helps to know myself so I can trick myself into getting done everything that needs to be done.
— LOL as if any of this busy work I’m doing in this physical body in this physical incarnation/ lifetime really “has to be done” anyway. The wheel will continue to turn whether I’m doing something or doing nothing. So I may as well enjoy it all, everything I’m doing whether it’s a breeze or a pain.
I love this attitude a friend has toward observing what the physical body goes through: she’d written about wrestling with a pain body and gotten a comment saying My body is the Cathedral, my heart is the altar and my soul is the traveler. She wrote, “It’s so great to have humorist friends to drag you through a pain body episode in life. My cathedral is crumbling, my altar could explode and my soul is watching all this from fruit and flower mountain.”
I love that, my soul is watching all this from fruit and flower mountain. Yes, someday my body will crumble yet I know my soul watches on with peace.
My tenant of 7 years passed in the hospital on New Year’s Eve. I’m sorry to lose a super cool long time tenant who was also a friend. Now I must plan for the next resident. So this is the beginning of my manifestation process to do exactly that. Personal experience has proven to me that it helps me to attract what I want when I plan it out in my mind ahead of time. First I remember what I know, that I’ve always had good experience with tenants and my rental home. I bring to mind the fact that I historically have attracted people of integrity who were also fun and tidy and easy going. Continue reading
A nice revelation before sitting for morning meditation: I’m working in the office and Tuxedo Sam has been asleep in front of me on his pillow near the window for an hour. Benny the Cat walks in the room and sees him and begins crouching down as he walks and grumbling under his breath. Sam is still asleep. Ben jumps up on the desk behind me (as usual) to get to the window, he’s still grumbling, the low growl that says, “get away.” Sam is still asleep so I shush Ben. Growl, shhh! Growl, shhh! Ben sits in the window never taking his eyes off sleeping Sam. Still grumbling he decides to yowl as if Sam is going after him. ALL THIS WHILE SAM IS ASLEEP. I always assumed when I heard Ben growl and yowl from the other room that Sam was hounding him, so I’d reprimand Sam. Now I know.
It has to be a relief when you finally realize you had a very disturbed individual around your family for years thinking it would be different for you. The continual emotional coercion is exhausting, dealing with mood swings and lies and lack of help and lies and empty promises and lies. But the huge lesson of the blessing is it showed you you can make it on your own. Take that gift and run with it.