Thursday, August 30, 2007

I could get cranky here....

Reasons I may get cranky...

Our carriage house is still not rented. P can't understand why. Has he shown it ONCE????? He has stuff to say about who can or can't live there, does he meet all these people? Is there anyone NORMAL out there? Am I normal? Yesterday, the boyfriend half of my tenants came back with his family to get his stuff. His mom who raved to me about how wonderful he was, his step-dad, sister and assorted others. He knew I was showing the place at 6pm......They leave at 5:50pm - First, he leaves the basement door WIDE OPEN. Garbage pickup was yesterday and he has re-filled the cans with junk. Assorted junk is sitting around the cans too. I go up into the house and honestly you could barely walk! The only furniture in the whole place is a couch and 2 dressers, yet you can not walk! There is clothing and stuff EVERYWHERE. It looks like they just threw every piece of the girlfriend's stuff! There was a huge puddle of water in the middle of the floor, I looked up, nope ceiling is not leaking. They must have spilled and not cleaned up????? What the heck? Now here I am showing to a young woman with a 2 yr. old, baby on the way and her mom. I think the mom wanted to RUN. Heck, I wanted to run. She is very interested still, I can't imagine why...except, some small details...she is having second child, she is not married to the father of both. The father of both, whom is still her boyfriend, "may" not move in with her. I am having a hard time figuring it all out. I am not trying to judge, but honestly we have been burnt twice already by relationships where marriage was not part of the picture. I understand there are reason people don't marry. I know people live together, I really don't care, but twice it has resulted in bad end results for us renting to these couples. Twice I have had a "charming fiance" throw around his girlfriend. Twice I have had the "charming couple" leave the place a craphole. Twice the couple has broken up, the guy leaves and I'm left a young woman with a small sweet child. What's up with everyone out there???????? Would the third time be a charm? P is dead against it. He says keep looking. Maybe that is the best thing. Wait until the DUST settles from this couple moving TOMARROW. Throw out what's left behind, clean what hasn't been cleaned, open the windows, and try again.

2 comments:

rpm said...

Oh, I feel for you and that situation with the young girl with a baby and one on the way. I know you want to help these people, but what if you don't get your rent? I bet her mom would be happy to have her right there in your yard with you all as nice people who will watch out for her! If it's not putting you in a bind, maybe you should keep looking for a different tenant...but I know they are few and far between. Nowadays, you just can't tell who is stable or how long they will be stable??

AM said...

I think you'll have an easier time renting it once it is empty and cleaned up.

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