I have managed a handful of rental properties for several years now. I started doing it right after I retired, as a way to make extra money and also to keep myself busy! Retirement can be boring, so it’s good to have hobbies, and when those hobbies make money, so much the better! Nine times out of ten, if not moreso, the guests who rent my apartments and houses are very nice people, and leave the place in the same condition they found it. Sometimes there are bad tenants and renters, however, and recently I had one such tenant, who left the entire cabin, plus the air conditioning system, in terrible condition! Apparently this man believed that air conditioners are powered by magic, and thought they could make the place as cold as he wanted it to be. He must have been on drugs, because what rational person thinks the air conditioner can make it 32 degrees inside? When the A/C unit wouldn’t get cold enough, he tried to tune it up himself, with disastrous results. I assume he was on drugs, but I don’t know for sure because after he ruined the central HVAC system he packed up his stuff and left in the middle of the night. I called an HVAC tech I have used before to get an estimate on the cost to replace the unit, and then charged the credit card the tenant had used for those costs. A new HVAC system was going to cost me two thousand bucks, and the tenant’s card maxed out at six hundred bucks, so I’m screwed.