Taking care of an apartment building with 20 tenants keeps me pretty busy. I decided to buy a building when I learned that it is a nice way to earn extra money. I work at home, so I have the ability to leave the house somewhat easily and go get things done for the people who live in my building. Today, I left the house to meet a guy from a company that does AC repair in NYC so that I could help him get up onto the roof easily so he could work on the unit. Things can get pretty warm around here in the month of May, and I knew that he needed to get the work done quickly because things get even worse outside due to the high heat here in June.
Most people think of Christmas and cold weather when they think about NYC. I suppose this might have a lot to do with the fact that many TV shows and movies are filmed when it’s cold or Christmas out. Both of these things lend a certain them to Hollywood products that a lot of TV and movie watchers seem to like. So, when a person comes here in the middle of summer, they are often very suprised to see just how hot it can get around here. I have seen it hit 100 degrees in July and August without any trouble at all.
I’m not a big fan of high temperatures, and I know that most of my tenants are not either. So, I can appreciate how quickly things can become like an oven inside an apartment unit, even when it is only 85 degrees or so outside. That was the temperature today when I called the AC repair company to come work on the building unit. I know that there is an elderly lady in my building, so I am very happy that the company told me that they would be over immediately to help.