Blade and I are baaaaack…..

Posted on 19. Jul, 2010 by in Kids, Multi-Units/Apartment Buildings, Random Ramblings



Woohooo!!!! Blade and I are back on track folks and we’re ready to get things going in the right direction again!

Blade ended up spending 6 nights and 7 days in the ER Vet. He was getting IV fluids and IV nutrients, along with antibiotics, pain meds, pepcid, etc. etc. He’s been home since Monday afternoon and he’s doing wonderful. (Below is Blade chilling in a baby crib lol pre-ER visit.)

Blade in a crib

He’s drinking water like a champ, he’s eating wayyyyyyyyyyy better now (for the most part he eats the “required amount” a day, even tho he still won’t eat his wet food yet. Grrrrr! But hey, I’ll take what I can get, ya know?) And he’s already “chasing” birds through the deck window lol

At this moment he’s laying next to me purring up a storm. (that’s definite music to my ears.) I try to sleep at least 2 days a week with him (we have 4 cats and he has to be separated from the others cuz Mr. Bladeypants is actually a bully lol) So 2 nights I sleep with him and let the other kittys chill.

So now that Blade is home safe and sound and he’s working towards 100% and I’m not working all day or all night and then traveling back and forth to the ER vet to visit my baby (and yes, I went to see him every day or night after work to spend time with him and to check on him. Sometimes I had to try to see if he’d eat for me cuz he wouldn’t eat for the vet and other times it was well that’s what we parents do….whether you got real kids or furry kids, you know!) And on Saturday and Sunday I’d go twice to see him! Needless to say the week he was in the hospital I was worthless as I was B-E-A-T.

Now it’s back into high gear. I’m getting use to the work schedule again and we’re gonna make it happen….soon. I feel it.

Oh and on an atm note….we just got a cash only ice cream place tell us they want a machine in both of their locations :-) (one of the locations is near that slamming cash only restaurant we have in a college town. Actually, the owner of that store referred this ice cream store guy…they are good friends.) So Kathy and I are putting our heads together to try to figure out how in the hell we are gonna pay for not just one but two Atm’s!!!

Uhhh remember I was saying I’m gonna have to wholesale a house to pay Blade’s vet bill? Well maybe I’ll have to wholesale 2 houses so I can pay Blade’s bill and buy 2 atm’s! lol




Thursday I’m meeting an Atm guy about leasing machines. Also, I want to start putting a “high gear” plan into place with Kathy so we can get our asses into gear because I’m tired of this 2 hour commute a day (the job itself is easy peasy, but I hate the drive) and I’m tired (and so is Kathy) of her constant friggin traveling for work!

Besides that I made 2 promises. 1 to Blade when I was driving him to the vet the Tuesday night I took him to the ER and I told him that I’d get on the ball so I can be home most of the time and therefore I would have been able to know sooner that there was something wrong with him (as I didn’t get home until 10pm that evening) and then of course also, so I could spend all day hanging and playing with him and the other kitty’s.

And then I made a promise to Joe. He was upset one morning because I had to take him to the neighbors house so she could watch him and he wanted to know why he had to go. Unfortunately, I had to tell the kid that I had to go to work to take care of some things right now but that his mom and I are working on building passive income so neither one of us has to work and he can always stay here instead of going to a babysitters. He was thrilled…so he made me promise that we’d work real hard at buying apartment buildings so he wouldn’t have to go to the neighbors so much. (And Joe is actively looking for a location to put an atm that HE wants to partner with his mom and I on.)

So….if I was serious before, well I’m more serious now…I made a big promise to one of my cats (well all of them in a sense) and to a 10 yr. old. That’s serious stuff folks…can’t let them down!

This week I’m gonna start analyzing some deals that have been in my inbox for a few weeks now. And making some more calls to brokers and management companies. Plus, I’m going to try to get in touch with a friend from high schools father, who has $$$$ and try to set up an appointment with him next month. Things are looking up and I’m feeling good about my situation.

I love that saying that Dave Lindahl says that I’m sure he got from someone else but it goes like this:

“If you do for 3 to 5 years what most people won’t do; then you can do for the rest of your life what most people can’t do.”

I think I’m gonna print that out and hang it on my bathroom mirror (I’m sure Kathy will be thrilled to read that every morning hehehehe)

Btw, thanks again for all of the support with Blade. I, well we, really appreciated it. When one of my kids is sick the world pretty much stops for me. I’m a big worry wart and I’m not right until they are home and doing well. Blade is doing wonderfully. He’s on 3 meds right now; an antibiotic, pepcid and another antibiotic but 2 of his meds are almost done……and trust me, we BOTH can’t wait for that day. Medicine time is the worst part of the day for both Blade and I lol If you have pets, especially cats, and have had to give them a couple of medicines well then I’m sure you can relate lol

Lastly, I got the book “The Power of Focus” by Jack Canfield (affiliate link) as recommended by Shae from Good faith investing in her article “Living Life on My Terms.” I’m super excited to get cracking on that book…so thanks Shae for the good recommendation.

Well folks I’m off to bed as I want to get up bright and early so I can work out, fill an atm and get some reading in and make a couple of calls.

Btw, I’ll be blogging again sooner rather than later………peace out g money’s!

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6 Responses to “Blade and I are baaaaack…..”

  1. Steph

    20. Jul, 2010

    Hey Carey!

    So glad to hear that Mr. Bladeypants is feeling better! Give him a kiss for me. :)

    Also, congrats on the new ATM locations! How much does each machine cost?

    Have you considered trying to wholesale a deal for another wholesaler to make some quick $$? That’s the quickest way I know of to generate a few grand without having to work all that hard or spend that much time or money. Just an idea…

    Oh, and that quote you posted is one of my favorites, too. I always keep that in mind when I feel myself getting frustrated or not wanting to do stuff that I know I need to do in order to reach my goals. Gotta look at the big picture…
    .-= Steph´s last blog ..Free Wholesaling Contracts- How to Fill Them Out Part Deux =-.

  2. Shae

    21. Jul, 2010

    Carey, great news about Blade and congrats on the new ATM locations? I was going to ask the same thing Steph did…how much do they cost? Let’s talk this week…maybe there’s something we can do together. Send me an email and let’s figure out when we can chat.

    Love love love the quote. I actually need to add it to my wall of quotes. In fact, I AM going to do that.

    You’ll love Power of Focus. Glad you picked it up!
    .-= Shae´s last blog ..Doing the things you despise =-.

  3. Flippin' Carey

    21. Jul, 2010

    Hey Steph!

    Thanks so much. I’m glad Mr. Bladeypants is feeling better too. I just gave him a kiss from you……he told me to send you an internet kitty kiss from him lol

    Here are the atm costs:

    Machine: $1950
    Modem: $350
    Cash: $1500

    Total: $3800

    So, for the machine, modem and beginning cash to fill the machine we’ll need $3800 for each machine or $7600 total.

    And you know I’ve talked to wholesalers about helping them sell their deals before but honestly, I haven’t not thought about it recently…so thanks!

    You’re spot on to with your thoughts about that quote…..I think of it in general but I especially think of it when I have to do something that I honestly don’t want to do!

    Big picture baby, big picture!!!!

  4. Flippin' Carey

    21. Jul, 2010

    Hey Shae,

    I posted in my response to Steph about the atm costs. Basically, $3800 per machine.

    I’ll shoot you an email now and we can figure out when to chat.

    Wall of quotes eh? How about a picture of your wall? This quote is going on the bathroom mirror…..maybe I’ll quietly start adding more to the mirror and see how many I can get on there before Kathy has a fit lol

    And I haven’t been able to start the book yet, but I’m super excited to. It’s a book I definitely KNOW I NEED! I really do…..so thanks again for the recommendation…ummmm just wondering, have you ever did a review of this book ;-)

  5. Julie Broad

    23. Jul, 2010

    Man… I feel for you with that vet bill!! My dog once had to spend a single night in the vet and it was SOOOOO expensive so I can only imagine how much money 6 nights cost!!

    So glad everything is ok!!

    Thanks for the shout out to the post Shae wrote on my blog! I highly recommend the Power of Focus … great book!!
    .-= Julie Broad´s last blog ..No Vacancy! And Tips to Increase the Rent You Charge =-.

  6. Flippin' Carey

    23. Jul, 2010

    Hey Julie yeah it was something alright….enough of a bill to give ya some heartburn. Actually, it was $4407! Can ya see how the heartburn came into play lol

    But it’s all worth it, he’s doing awesome now and just about back to his normal self.

    Thanks for the thoughts! I imagine your puppy is good now?? Our furry kids can cause us some stress eh? (You’re from Canada right Julie? I through that eh in there just for you!)

    Thanks for stopping by….appreciate it. And I loved the article that Shae did!! I definitely am looking forward to reading the Power of Focus too!

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