posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 02:26 PM
I am in the process of moving into a new apt this week. I started on Sunday and have been moving things in over the last few days after work. I had my
girlfriend help me on Sunday and other than that it's just been me. Well this place is part of a Condo Association (didn't know this when I moved in
since I rented from the owners personal ad) and well the Nazi's are out already. I got a "noise" complaint for hammering!
I was so happy to finally be out of my old place because of the constant problems I had with the landlord/property manager. In short I had mice,
roaches, roof leaks in my room and various other problems including no water for days while living there for 10 months. I broke my lease because I
shouldn't have to live like that and I couldn't take it anymore. I was getting depressed and it was making me miserable having to live there. I
paid my rent on time and kept my part of the contract, they did not. I felt it unfair since I paid for a service that wasn't being provided. I even
called the city code enforcement and had them inspect the place and there were many violations, all things I had complained about to the landlord and
they were just ignored... I thought a new place would be a new start but I'm starting to think it will just be a problem and I'm a little bothered
Ok fast fast forward to the new place... My girlfriend and I hammered about 6 nails into existing holes over the sliding glass doors in the living
room, on Sunday because they were not covered. I put up sheets for temp purposes til I had a day off to get a drill and hang curtains and blinds all
in one day. I guess the time we did this was before 5:30pm because my gf called her bf who was on his way home from out of state. I remember the time
because it was even raining! It wasn't at 12am or 10pm. I am not that kind of person. I wanted to put something up til the next day when I was going
to get curtains after measuring the windows. I do not want people looking into my living room or bedroom.
I told the woman on the phone (property managers assistant) that I was upset because I am just moving in and do not need this after trying to move on
my own. I explained to her how I was moving alone and my fiancee works overseas and that sometimes one has to hammer or drill to get things in place.
She was super nice and completely agreed with me. I asked her if I was going to get a complaint because I use a mixer too much because I cook a lot
and various other scenarios. She said, if they get upset because you are moving in and living then they need to get over it. I felt much better after
speaking to her to be honest.
What is it with people? Are they that unhappy they have to rain on someone else's parade? Everyone has to move in and hang pictures, blinds or
whatever "improvements" might need to be done. Nothing magically gets done on its own with a wink of the eye. I wish! I am a quiet and to myself
kind of person. My friends tease me that I'm like a grandma with the night hours I keep. I"m in bed by 8 or 9. It's just me and my kitty and my
fiancee when he comes home. We are home bodies and I really didn't appreciate this letter because I felt insulted. Someone is obviously unhappy and
has to ruin someone else's day.
I do not like Condo Associations but finding a place that isn't associated with one around here is almost impossible. I am from a different county
where people aren't as stuffy or careless. It's like you get one or the other here....either they don't care or they care too much to the point of
I have been thinking about making each of my neighbors an Italian bread basket and introducing myself. I have done this before and my neighbors were
awesome. I like to cook and I love to share bread esp since I can't eat loaves of bread all on my own!
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