- Not Happy
- June 1st, 2013
Moving is not fun...
Especially when both houses have to be fixed up because 1) the current house is way old, and 2) the rented house suffered while being leased to a bunch of college students...
Short story: they trashed the house. We were not happy.
So, it's up to us to fix it -- repair the broken walls, replace the broken doors, seal the broken door frames, change all the locks, scrub the floors (that have 5 months' worth of dust, dirt, mud, and spilled food all over them because the kids couldn't be bothered to learn how to use a MOP and instead walked all over the floor with their shoes on, which spread jam to all corners of the house), fix the brand new cabinet drawers they broke, amongst other things... like painting the whole thing all over because they did questionable (and maybe illegal) stuff, which covered the walls with black soot.
Some of the walls are over 30 feet high. I have no idea how those marks reached the ceiling.
I want to b*tch-slap some sense into these... imbeciles (because I don't even want to start name-calling; I might not be able to stop).
I just wish the neighbors weren't such nice people, and had called the cops to get them cited for disturbing the peace. The idiots violated many of the city codes with their partying and indecency. ("What, you mean there are *rules* about making noise? How unfair!" No, you idiots. Owning a house is not a *right* -- it is a responsibility and a privilege, and your actions are infringing upon other people's privacy and lives.)
Sigh. The previous tenant before them had given us problems too -- skipped out on payment, then booked it out of town when they couldn't pay up. They'd taken some of our things, and messed up others in the process.
(Because we don't live in a world with super powers, otherwise I would rain down retribution on them myself. Hmm... there's a thought -- my inner-self not-so-secretly wants revenge? CAN I SLAP THEM? PRETTY PLEASE?)
Anyway, I'm in for a long summer filled with doing house repairs, moving, work, and writing up my proposal/program notes. Vacation? What's that?