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Cleaning Up Others Messes....ICK!!!!!!!

August 4th, 2006 at 03:06 pm

I am so full of mixed emotions; ranging from sadness to rage. Disappointment to fear. The whole gamut all at once.

My rental (which was to be vacant as of Sunday the 6th) is in such awful shape, I can't even imagine what the tenants did to trash it to the current state. I'm beyond being mad, anxious enough about the entire project to have not slept well for a few nights and feel like getting a ticket to another country and forgetting I know the place exists.

After ranting and fuming here to myself.......I figure Monday will be the day I take the camera to the place & at least get a visual record in case there is anything I can do to recoup some of the losses. (I know what my avenues are, so pleeeease don't remind me! But, the company isn't going to be able to come up with money, I would be wasting mine to take this that direction)

I have some interested folks, who want to rent the place..........and they have been inside and aren't scared to pieces. They are young, energetic and really think they can get it back into shape. Two families, unrelated both guys own their own construction companies (which will be very handy, considering all the damage!)

We're meeting on Monday to see if we can hash out a deal we can all live with, while the work is going on. They need to be out of their homes (which they have sold to the new mall developer here in our county) by the 14th of this month, so they are willing to work with me......for me......however we decide to move on this.

I feel like taking an ad out in the Seattle Times and putting in pics of the home and sharing the previous tenants name & company with the world. I do know she still has a couple adult homes, as well as a couple bed & breakfast inns here in WA state. I would like to at least prevent others from ending up in my particular pickle here!!! But, I won't.

I really don't mind hard work, in fact, I like it. But, work from others leaving things un done and poorly done is just nasty. We've already scheduled a big wine tasting party on the grounds when we get the house & property back into shape. Hopefully, it will be this year!!! Smile

I'm hoping the planets re-allign pretty darned soon, so my life starts moving in a different direction.............or, I am going to get that ticket to some other country and head to the airport straight away!

9 Responses to “Cleaning Up Others Messes....ICK!!!!!!!”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Sad thing is these people care for others...sounds like they didnt even take care of themselves.

    Im hoping the cleanup is not too expensive and that the potential renters are serious about taking it on.

    This really do happen for a reason...just imagine if this had all happened and you still had the boys in your home....gads.

    Get a checkmark on this one and keep watching for that door or window to swing wide.

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    'this' should have been 'things'...sorry

  3. Carolina Bound Says:

    I'm so sorry. It's baffling to me how some people behave. But it's wonderful that you have people interested in taking it on.

  4. boomeyers Says:

    It's hard to imagine how people can be so lazy sloppy! Sounds like all the planets are moving in the right direction as far as new renters who are handy as well! Good luck!

  5. baselle Says:

    Man, I'm sorry. My sister and her partner in Milwaukee had a similar problem - they owned the full house, but rented the upstairs and it had a separate entrance. The renter left and I wouldn't have believed the mess until I saw it on their video. And here's an odd thought: you were looking for projects for Navy guy. Sounds many, many have appeared.

  6. baselle Says:

    You know, you could write a rant in The Stranger...Just let me know so we can have a private laugh together.

  7. ima saver Says:

    I am so sorry. I tried rental homes thinking they would pay for themselves. My tennents totally distroyed my rental house. I lost about $20,000 on it and that was more than 20 years ago.

  8. LittleGopher Says:

    Sorry this (and everything!) is happening to you right now. May things settle down soon. Best wishes!!

  9. annab Says:

    Can you take them to court over the damages?

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