Thursday, July 19, 2012

appliances etc. redux

I asked the 'property manager' (bwahahahaha) where my appliances disappeared off to and got the exact answer that I was expecting- I don't have a clue, and he was very nonchalant about it. I don't have a clue why I hired this one, as my girlfriend at the time (the best judge of character that I have ever seen after being around someone for five minutes) told me that he would end up screwing me and that I should find someone else.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

appliances etc.

When I moved out of my house in 2004, there was a washer, dryer, refrigerator, microwave and blinds in several of the rooms (two bedrooms, den, kitchen, breakfast room, and the front and rear door). Out of all these things, the only one in the house now is the blind on the rear door. Where are the other things, you may ask? Well I asked that as well, but my 'property manager' can't tell me as I have still to receive an answer. I replaced the refrigerator in 2007 (even though it was only 4 years old), and the washing machine I left was old (although I didn't have to replace it), and the dryer was brand new in 2004, and still should have had some service life. All have disappeared off into the ether, evidently. When the first tenant had problems with the built-in double oven (it ended up being the timer was set wrong), I had a second one in storage and my brother took it to the house to replace the original one. You guessed it, this one has disappeared into the same black hole as the rest of my things.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

bedroom floor

Here is the mop water from the middle sized bedroom floor in the house. Every other room that I have mopped so far has been comparable. But it passed the kitchen sink test, so it must be OK. For those reading, I sent Vernon Foster the GTFO (get the fuck out) notice today. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


More insects mashed between the cabinet doors and the frame, in the kitchen no less. If the tenant was this nasty where they were preparing food, you can only imagine the rest of the house. But it passed the kitchen sink test, so all is good. The property management philosophy- take the money and cut them loose to do whatever.

I mopped the kitchen floor today and it was unbelievable how dirty the water was. The main reason for mopping was that I knew that I am going to have to get on my hands and knees to scrub the floor, and I wanted to make it less filthy so I didn't feel too bad about being on it. The water was almost black, which leads me to believe it has never been mopped in the 17 months the tenant was there. Other than the utility/wash room, the rest of the house has hardwood floors and I know that they have to be almost as dirty as the kitchen floor.

Friday, July 6, 2012

kitchen sink test

Pictures from where the range was sitting....but it passed the kitchen sink test, you know. This picture was taken only 17 months after remodeling.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

property management redux

More photographic evidence of  'property management'- pictures 1 and 2 are of gum stuck on the floor and beside the chimney, pictures 3, 4, and 5 are of insects and the results of insects, and pictures 6, 7 and 8 are of the mess left in the drawers. The white powder is flour and the rest is the result of flour in the drawers- mouse droppings. But the house passed the 'kitchen sink test', so everything must be hunky dory, or so I was told by my 'property manager'.

Monday, July 2, 2012

property management

Here is some photographic evidence of the 'property managment', and I use that in the loosest possible sense, that I received. This is trash that I have found in the shrubbery and trees on my property, and this doesn't include all the beer cans and bottles that I found in the shrubbery immediately around the house. When winter comes and kills off some of the vegetation, there will be plenty more to be found. The last picture is of the cat shit in my house, where the tenants removed and stole the vent covers, and broke a vent in my foundation so that their cats could come inside the house. I wouldn't let this 'property manager' manage a dog house.