A Trip to the Emergency Room and Another Property on Contract

June 23, 2015 Posted by Tyler Cruz

In my post from a few days ago, I wrote about how I was 98% done to completion on a duplex I had on contract but ultimately had to walk away after a really bad inspection report. In that same post I mentioned that I had already placed an offer on another property.

Well, fast forward 3 days and that property is now under contract! It is now pending subject removal again – I’ve already taken care of a few of them including insurance – the major one to wait for is once again the inspection which will take place early next week.

As I wrote in my other blog, I do not expect any major surprises during the inspection. This particular property is actually 5 years older than the duplex, having been built in 1970, but it was completely renovated down the studs with new windows and everything, and the renovation was done professionally – not the amateur job that the homeowner obviously did himself on the duplex.

This is the 3rd time I’ve used this inspection company and I got a discount for using them again which is nice Smile.

It’s also going to be extremely helpful that the existing tenants both want to renew their leases. I plan on adding a privacy fence in the back, a dishwasher to the bottom unit, and over-the-range microwaves in both should they fit and be to code. That will be a nice first impression I can leave to my tenants to show that I’ll be a good landlord Smile

The Emergency Room Visit

What’s funny is that I actually signed the final contact from the hospital emergency waiting room via my phone (man I love my Galaxy Note 4) yesterday.

It was my first time ever in an ER. Here’s what happened:

Yesterday morning I woke up with some numbness and tingling down my right arm, from the very top of my arm to my fingers, and affecting the ring and pinkie fingers. At first I figured it was probably just asleep and that I probably just slept on it funny, but the sensation wouldn’t go away and even started to feel a little bit worse.

Normally I wouldn’t be so concerned, and again, I’ve never been to the ER before, but I definitely knew that this exact thing was an indicator of a stroke or heart attack, and with all my heart and other health issues arising recently, I didn’t want to take a chance, congestive heart failure should never be ignored.


After arriving to the waiting room, I was seen by a doctor within 7 minutes (Thanks Canada healthcare!) and was taken very good care of. They ran a bunch of tests and 4 hours later I was sent back home. Due to the pandemic, it’s harder to get fast healthcare nowadays, but worry not because an online doctor from rocket doctor is always there to help you out.

I continued to have the numbing and tingling pain when I went to bed, but upon waking up most of it was gone and I am happy to report that it is now 95% back to normal Smile

So what was it? There are a few possibilities that we deduced it could be: from my dog (we playfight really hard – he’ll bite deep into my wrists and forearms), from starting the guitar again after a couple years of not playing (unlikely), or from my dumbbell curls that I do every 2nd day.

So hopefully it was just some temporary nerve damage and not some other serious thing. I’m now looking for a luxury home hospital bed provider nationwide to allow me to be around my family while getting the necessary treatment I need.

After returning home I immediately went to the insurance company and got my quote for the new property approved Smile with tongue out

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Posted: June 23rd, 2015 under Income Properties  

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