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  • projectmommy

    Excuse me miss, but I am said owner of a hairy diseased ball sack and I DEMAND you take your ENTIRE blog post down. You have offended me and my hairy diseased ball sack by talking about it in such a negative affect.

    ; P

    November 04, 2009
  • Lol….figures the fairy shows up before publish can be pushed.

    Glad it finally got fixed…but really, feel free to blow things up anyway. Or you can pent up that anger for the NEXT time 😉
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..What was I so worried about? =-.

    November 04, 2009
  • ah yes, the joys of renting. I know it well. I like to think of it as the “we have more money than you and therefore are better than you and therefore can do things whenever the hell we want because you (aka peon) are living in OUR (aka king of the world) house and by the way your inflated rent is paying for us to vacation in Tahiti this year” rule.

    Sucks to be us.
    .-= Tarasview´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday- H1N1 Day 8 =-.

    November 04, 2009
  • I know exactly what you’re going through, my landlord takes forever fixing stuff around here, and the resident managers can never do their job even if they try…because he never gives them appropriate material. He gets on my butt because my kid puts out a cigarette on the wall (okay, that’s bad, but she got an ear full from me, so it’s not like I’m LETTING her do half the garbage she’s done lately. She also can only sit on the porch when she goes outside talking on the phone), throws stuff in the bushes (her and everyone else, ugh—she got to clean it up!) and we haven’t replaced this one window yet—which will be difficult to replace. But I’m calling people! Gotta do it again tomorrow!

    But, totally, I know what you’re going through. One reason I want to buy a house (but they won’t let people with scizo credit history buy houses. Even if we pay rent relatively on time..:-|).

    And that’s reason number 1,000,000,000 (ha, my list is LONGER!) I want out of this place! Wish I could rent a house…buying one would be better though….
    .-= Allison´s last blog ..What a nice day, and it’s a Monday? =-.

    November 04, 2009
  • You have such a hilarious way of putting things. But I do know how you feel. Our bathroom hasn’t had a working exhaust fan since about 6 months after we moved in … four years ago. And our dishwasher makes dishes dirtier than what they went in.

    Renting an apartment. Renting a house. Same shit, just more space (most of the time).

    Glad someone finally showed up! At least they have the excuse of not having a maintenance person on hand during normal business hours 😉
    .-= Sarah @ TM2TS´s last blog ..Writing Goals =-.

    November 04, 2009
  • I have a list of stupid stories involving our management company and this house we are renting. Morons – every single one of them. Let’s start with the time the I made one of their men cry. He called the home office and told on me. I was 9 months pregnant and a little testy but seriously dude, man up. I was just snippy – I didn’t throw knives at you or anything. And the time we got the letter from the HOA that there were too many weeds in our lawn so they sent someone to mow it and then tried to charge us for it. We fought about that one for a month because I was very clear in my 1 email and 2 phone messages that it wasn’t that the weeds were long – they were too plentiful. (Though beautifully manicured if I do say so…). I’ll stop but man oh man why do they have to suck so much?
    .-= Michelle Smiles´s last blog ..On the mend =-.

    November 04, 2009
  • And why I will (hopefully) never rent again.

    Instead, stuff around here never gets done because the landlord is a lazy arse. That’s me. A lazy arse who doesn’t know how to do a single thing around the place.
    .-= WackyMummy´s last blog ..I Blame Pigs In Space =-.

    November 04, 2009
  • Lauren @ Hobo Mama

    My friend who rented a house had to poop in a bucket for a week because her lazy hippie landlords wouldn’t get someone competent to fix her plumbing and took their sweet time doing a terrible job themselves. FYI, I’m not against hippies, just lazy ones who think pooping in a bucket is a good substitute for proper sewage facilities. We were always fixing things on the sly in our rental, just to avoid these types of issues.
    .-= Lauren @ Hobo Mama´s last blog ..AP Principle #8: Balance and how you can’t do it all, at least not all at once =-.

    November 04, 2009
  • kys

    I’m glad I read this. Because I bitch about home ownership all the time and how I’m going to sell the house and rent. Now I can go write a sappy gratitude post.
    .-= kys´s last blog ..Wordful Wednesdays: Good Help Is Hard To Find =-.

    November 04, 2009
  • My oven door has been broken for 2 years. I can still use the oven though. SO landlord keeps putting off fixing it. There are reasons we stay here, but getting things fixed timely is NOT one of them!
    .-= Tracy D´s last blog ..Awards, A Giveaway and Maintenance Issues =-.

    November 04, 2009
  • karin

    Loved your post (and the recent prior one)!! I’ve missed reading you and am so happy to see that you’re back. Renting does suck, esp if you have a crappy landlord.

    November 04, 2009
  • Do they know you have a popular blog? Have you threatened to write about your issues and actually print the management company’s name? Since you had all those other great threats I figured you could throw an extra one in, too. Personally, I liked the getting N1H1 poop in a box thing, but since it sounds like you’ve got enough on your plate, maybe that could be plan B….

    November 04, 2009
  • I think the girl who had to poop in a bucket for a week wins.
    .-= Michelle Smiles´s last blog ..On the mend =-.

    November 04, 2009
  • terri

    Thanks for the great read I had to chuckle at the timing im sitting here at 9:20 pm while the furnace dude is here trying to fix my furnace, third time hes been here since last week i am renting right now while i sell my home its been a while forgot how much it sucks ass!!!

    November 04, 2009
  • John Carroll

    Well dearest, I am thrilled that the sucky property management FINALLY fixed the kitchen lights. They are truly asshats! Great post, babe!

    Your loving husband,
    The Pussy 😉

    November 04, 2009
  • Ima singin’ the rental blues with ya babe.

    We signed the lease on this place ON THE CONDITION that a huge mofo of a fence be erected to stop Boo from running into the street naked and making dirt angels in the neighbours driveway.

    They said sure.

    We have been here THREE AND A HALF YEARS and I am still waiting. Every couple of months they send someone around to measure the gates and then nothing…

    Doing my damn head in.

    November 04, 2009
  • I think I have the only good landlord on the planet. There’s only one, and I somehow scored him, but he’s up for grabs come March 1st.

    That is all sorts of suckitude from the property management company. I suppose we have to keep the secret that you are harboring explosives in that rental? 😛
    .-= Suzanne´s last blog ..Kirby,Take Two =-.

    November 04, 2009
  • As a fellow renter, HELLS TO THE YES!
    .-= Summer´s last blog ..Cloth Diaper Love =-.

    November 05, 2009
  • That’s okay love, I live far enough away that your atom bomb wouldn’t have worried me. Except for the fact that it would have exploded you.

    And wait, where are our servers located again?

    It’s probably good you didn’t have to explode anything.
    .-= Veronica´s last blog ..Talking about my period. =-.

    November 05, 2009
  • I hear you. We’ve been renting for a little over two years. We’ve reached the point now, where we 1. call 2. if they don’t respond within a week, we 3. fix shit ourselves 4. send them the bill 5. we threaten to withold this rent until they pay us back.

    Thusfar they’ve always paid us back, or sent someone within a reasonable amount of time…but we have a wall that has a major damp problem, that has not been fixed for the simple reason that it requires a major rebuilding of that room. Luckily it’s an exterior wall, of an addition which we don’t use much, so there’s no imminent threat of ‘damp related’ issues.

    Still. It sucks. Oh and we have a clause that I’m allowed to paint and decorate as I wish, provided the house is returned to a neutral status when we leave, which is okay anyway, since ‘neutral’ walls I’m into. :)
    .-= Ness @Drovers Run´s last blog ..Running and Screaming =-.

    November 05, 2009
  • You made me choke on my edamame.
    I’m really glad Braden informed you that the fairy guy wasn’t Daddy before you jumped his bones.

    November 05, 2009
  • >>>He told me it was broken.<<<

    Thank you Captain Obvious. This is the kind of thing that drives me crazy and makes me want to lose my mind at said provider of the already painfully obvious.
    .-= Carol Anne´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday — Beauty Amid the Rubble =-.

    November 05, 2009
  • Duh, Braden, DUH

    Bestest line evah.

    I remember renting. Oh it sucked horribly. Thik 8 months pregnant, hair full of shampoo (as I readied myself for a doctors appointment) and Oh look at that, the water is off. “Oops we forgot to tell you” Tell it to my greasy hair bitch.
    .-= Miss´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – A Sunday in Flushing =-.

    November 05, 2009
  • Awesome Post and if I ever win the lottery…one of my 3 wishes. HEH. I’m buying you a house so you’ll only have your husband to blame for the shit that never gets fixed.

    ps. Has anyone ever told you how sarcastic you are? 😉

    November 05, 2009
  • That’s exactly why we bought a house. Now I just get to moan at DH!
    LOL at Braden
    .-= Jeanette´s last blog ..Snakes and Dragons =-.

    November 06, 2009
  • Amo

    I had a great comment, but then read John’s comment and totally lost mine for laughing at his. “Love, The Pussy”.

    bwahahahahahaha
    .-= Amo´s last blog ..Filed under: Only Happens to Amo =-.

    November 06, 2009
  • so glad I don’t have to deal with property mgt companies anymore. I remember when we rented our house in FL & the drain rusted out in the tub, flooding the entire master and linen closet. I called them to come out to fix it, they weren’t sure if they could get anyone out there until the following week & actually suggested I that whore bathe the children until they did. I threatened to call the base to have them reported-not that they were associated with the base, but if they base had to step in enough times they would be on the ‘black ball list’ in a big navy town.

    Someone was there the next day. Too bad they don’t have something like that for musicians families. Glad you have a new light-hopefully nothing breaks for a while.
    .-= Domestic Extraordinaire´s last blog ..You Capture-At the Park with A Nephew Edition =-.

    November 06, 2009
  • I gave you an award over at my blog today! Congratulations!

    http://sincerelyjenni.blogspot.com/2009/11/i-can-feel-love.html

    November 06, 2009
  • roflmao – I so needed that laugh.

    Cause see, when I need to complain about what’s messed up in my rental home, I have to do it in *sob* french.

    And my French is so bad, that when I try to say, “please tell me how to turn off the secret, runs in the dark of the night when I am sleeping and unaware, irrigation system because we had a *gasp* six hundred dollar water bill this month.” What actually comes out is something to the effect of “We love you and your perfect house and your irrigation system is brilliant. Really – because we are made of money and there is an endless supply of potable water on this planet” sigh.

    x~a

    ps: glad you got the light fixed – mac and cheese is way better than atomic bomb. :)
    .-= Athena´s last blog ..Lake Geneva =-.

    November 06, 2009
  • You wanna tell me what “bull weavels” are?
    .-= lceel´s last blog ..Friday Haiku – Season of Change =-.

    November 06, 2009
  • I think you’ve got a Lifetime Movie on your hands; Rocky and Boll Weevil – the story of a Fairy Fireman and the bug who loved him.
    .-= Lagunatic´s last blog ..I hope he’s not lactose intolerant =-.

    November 09, 2009
  • That was funny shit. Glad your light is fixed. You are WAY more patient than I would have been. I’d’ve been on the phone daily making a nuisance of myself!
    .-= Tammy´s last blog ..A Teenager And His Cell Phone =-.

    November 15, 2009

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