I am happy to report I did NOT fall off the face of the blogdom world because I gave up. I’m actually ecstatic that it’s because I’ve been so very busy that I haven’t updated. (Although I will consider it another reason to utilize Virtual Assistants and create more time!)
I have no facts or charts or productivity reports. Alas, I have no time for it now. Don’t worry! I am keeping it updated, I just haven’t paid any attention to it.
I can assure you that I have been EXTREMELY productive this month. In fact, I’m making a baby! Baby #3 is the temporary name for this precious little one, although I hope to pick something later that has a better ring to it.
The due date is January 27, 2011, and seeing as how no one (well, almost no one) who reads this blog has any idea of who I am In Real Life (and how hard it was for me after little Emma was born), you might not understand that the very first thought I had when we found out was: Okay, that leaves almost 8 months to create the money in our budget for domestic help! 🙂
It’s amazing what true motivation (should we capitalize that? Yes…True Motivation.) can do for you. I have the ball rolling, and I do not feel at all like Sisyphus now. I feel confident from the fact of necessity. I must and will and can accomplish our goals. (Did I mention I have a Superwoman/Megalomaniac complex during pregnancy? It’s not exactly a complex if it’s real, though, right?)
With that said, my first deal came along! And it wasn’t at all what I was expecting. It wasn’t a wholesale deal, it was a short sale, and I have improved my knowledge of REI drastically with this experience. I just submitted the short sale packet to the lender, which means that I’m only just beginning, eh? I’m excited at what will happen with this one!
I also bought my first property, through the tax sale. It was glorious, because Pregnant Super Kelly was able to receive the last-minue call on Thursday evening, work up all the paperwork for the sale late that night, have a mobile notary do the signing, record the deed and pay the back taxes on Friday morning (Yes! He did all that!) – all to stop the sale that would have happened on Monday.
And did I mention I did it all over the phone and computer while I was out of town!?! How’s that for outsourcing and having a portable business? 😀 I was so overjoyed I forgot to stuff myself with chocolate that day.
Now we need to do a bit of clean up to the property and get that thing sold. Since I already have the deed and paid so little for it, I’m not in the typical wholesale rush (and thankful for it!).
I have other deals in the pipeline (are newbies allowed to use club lingo?), but my biggest focus is to sell this property so that I can have the $$ to start getting the entire system (namely, VA’s) up and going again.
Here’s to shedding that Chicken Little feeling I have loathed!