Financially I know it is smarter to be a home owner than to rent. But today I was reminded of an advantage to renting. Last night just as I was on my way out the door to work I noticed a fairly large puddle of water under the bathroom sink. I grabbed some old towels I have saved to take camping with me and mopped up the mess quickly and ran out the door. Then I called the apartment manager’s office first thing this morning when I got home from work. I didn’t have to mess with the work to fix it or the time to look up a phone number for a plumber and have to pay the plumber’s large bill. All I had to do was make a phone call. The maintenance man was here within an hour and had the problem solved within another hour. All I got left with was the wet towels to throw in the laundry. I can handle that.