Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Why I haven't blogged this summer

This is our vonage box for the apartment phone, and this isn't counting the calls that I did answer. When we have a property open, I usually average 15-30 calls a day. I normally don't miss 20 calls a day, if I don't pick up the apartment phone, it goes through to my cell phone, so this number is misleading.

I should put a little note about how I really don't like talking on the phone to people I don't know. I'm a little neurotic that way. Don't get me wrong, if it's a friend/family member calling, I'm a big chatter. For some reason, I get ridiculously nervous making a phone call to someone I don't know. I'm sure part of it is knowing that somewhere during that conversation, I'll sound like a complete idiot. I normally have Michael make phone calls for various personal accounts we have (utilities, bills, etc). However, with that apartment phone, it's all me. I have come to detest the sound of that phone ringing. I think when we're done with managing, we'll have a party with a hammer and that phone.


Stacey said...

Sheesh!! You are so busy!! I hope it slows down for you!

Kristy said...

When Greg and I first moved to Green River, WY we (or should I say "I") managed 40 townhomes, and 16 basement apartments. We did it for 2 years, and I was so sick of phones, doorbells, and people I could screem. I only did it for the free rent, but I would never do it again. Bless your heart!!!!

Casa de Croft said...

1-a Vonage phone. Got me all giddy inside thinking we had the same phone system. 2-Mine only ever has 1 or 0 missed calls-even when we go on vacation. Why? We are no where NEAR as popular as you and the time difference is apparently intimidating. 3-I'm glad the apartments are full for the time being. Take a breath and enjoy yourselves!