SSS #198: Back in Action


Livin' La Vida Luna y Luca

Luca finally got to meet his abuelo.

It's 8:00 pm, Saturday, July 22nd, 2023.

We got up at 4:30a (CST) to catch an 08:30a flight home. The kids did well - both slept for ~2 of the 4.5 hour flight.

The other 2.5 hours was squirm city.

The only thing I want to do right now is go to sleep, but no - the SSSshow must go on.

After being away for 15(!) days, there's a lot to catch up on.

This post will serve as my checklist for the upcoming week.


  • Unpack (Dia's doing this right now)
  • Grocery shopping (tomorrow morning)
  • Laundry (ongoing)
  • Car Detail (Monday / Tuesday depending on weather)
  • Gym (5x this week)
  • Delete IG & Twitter apps (Monday)
  • Reinstall MyFitnessPal app (Monday)
  • Go through email (Monday / Tuesday)
  • Go through physical mail (Tuesday/Wednesday)
  • Chili Eggs lunch with the boys - GDS + MC
  • Barbieheimer (Wed/Fri)
  • *Adjust flight for vacation in October from 7 days to 4 days

*I was genuinely excited to get away for 15 days when we booked our trip to Mexico. But around day 5 or 6, I started to become antsy. It was hard for me to enjoy the second half of the trip. I wasn't "homesick" in the traditional sense, but I did really just want to come back home and get back to work.


Let's just hit this by property...


  • Quickbooks
  • Fund account with working capital to meet month-end obligations
  • Withdraw loan application from Kiavi after they killed us on valuation.
  • Find a new DSCR lender to refinance into long-term fixed-rate debt (if you have someone - pls lmk)

Front St

  • Quickbooks
  • Bump-up draw inspection from Friday to Wednesday


  • Tenant lockout on Monday
  • Schedule handyman walk-through to get the unit rent ready
  • List for rent by the end of the month
  • Follow up w/ Lawyer about other tenant eviction - we were granted a default judgment, but the tenant is appealing. 😩


  • No news is good news 😅


  • Quickbooks
  • Sign a new insurance policy
  • Finish Backyard (seed + hay)
  • Finish Railings
  • Finish Trim (Kitchen, Laundry, Basement, Dining)
  • Finish Countertops (Laundry, Basement, Powder)
  • Finish Replacing Sidewalk
  • Finish Tile (complete niche boxes)
  • Continue Masonry (Driveway, Front Steps, Rear Patio)
  • Finish Plumbing (Fixtures)
  • Finish Electric (Fixtures)
  • Finalize Fence bid (Engineer to place stakes for left property line)

^ That's this week, only! 😳

An Oz. of Prevention

is worth a pound of cure.

OK - it's 9:00 pm - Just spent an hour "planning out" my week.

I'll probably check off everything I'm responsible for by EOD Tuesday and then micro-manage other people into oblivion.

So good to be back.

🤔 ... wonder if we have any cereal. 🥣