Of course I would not have gotten such a good deal on this place if I had not known Jerome, and if he had not been so keen to dump the place and go back to South Carolina where he is an eye doctor in some place near Columbia or that other town down there. The only real big ticket problem with the place turned out to be that I needed to find a good deal on HVAC installation in NYC. Jerome’s parents did not seem to believe in the stuff, they were quite old and pretty tough I suppose. He told me his father said that it was hardly ever that hot around here, which I do not really agree with. At any rate they had a porch on the front and another on the back, and they would follow the shade from one to the other. I did not know about that sort of scheme, but it makes a lot of sense. I did try it as long as it seem practical, because I wanted to make sure I was able to keep the project afloat.
In fact getting out of paying rent was a huge thing, because the house payment was a great deal less than that was costing me. In truth it did not take long until I had the place fine for me to live in, although that was because the weather was not hot. When I started it was in the Fall and the heat had passed. If it did get hot I was usually at work. I did the bathroom myself and it worked out pretty well I think. At any rate I was happy with it and the couple that bought the place though so tell. They did not even argue with the price that I asked, although I did not intend to go down.