Morning ATS'ers. I hope this Monday is a great one for you all. I have to tell this to you all today while it's still burnt into my mind. I do
home-renovations and home repairs. From something as simple as a new light switch, to a room addition. I try not to judge folks when I go give a FREE
estimate but some times you get smacked with something that just blows you away. This for me took place this past Sat.
I was called about giving an estimate on installing laminate flooring throughout a home, about 1600 sq ft. I actually know the folks who called, used
to work with the wife when I was full time in the electrical industry. I was not prepared for the nasty that I saw. Out side the house looked "normal"
that's where normal ended, at the front door.
I could not see the furniture due to clothes and laundry spread all over everything, It looked as if the dishes in the kitchen have been there since
1972 could not even see the sink for all the dirty dishes. The flooring in the kitchnen was torn all to pieces by three large dogs, as I walked though
doing some measuring and such I realized the floor was pretty much rotten in some spots, and had not been swept in at lest my lifetime, that space
under the edge of the cabinets at the floor, was jam packed with nasty, trash, food, dod food, cat food, dust, spills, you name it it was there.
There was food on the stove that looked like it was from Christmas time( well red pot with green fuzz growing on it looked like Christmas). The smell
coming out of the laundry area was intense to say the least. Ever smelled mildewed laundry after about two years? Allmost hurled right then and there.
But I moved on, wished I had not. Went into the Master bath, can't even be used. The shower was full of carparts and tools, the toilet was full out
crapp, really crapp, the kind you should flush away three years ago when you laid it.
At this point I'm looking for a way out of this situation, I dont want to be rude or hurt some ones feelings, but Ive had enough. I mean there's kids
living there, Their rooms werent as bad as the rest of the house, but were on there way to catching up with the rest of the house.
In the back yard the grass is so high, the dogs cant even find a spot to dump in. So they keep going to the same 5ft bare spot doing their stuff, it's
becoming a mound. Now folks, I never said a word, I never asked why. I just did my thing got my numbers and left in a real hurry. I cannot do this
work in this house. I want the work, could use the money, but if it's not cleaned up, find some one else. I have never in my life seen this amount of
nasty in a house. If you meet these folks on the street, you would never ever know the nasty situation of which they choose to live.
So my rant is , why? why the hell do you folks choose to live like this? Clean up your damn house, my goodness it aint helping your kids. Mow your
grass, clean up your yard and take some damn pride in your stuff. And that green fuzz growing on that pot cant be something good to breath. I have
decided to give an inflated estimate hoping they use some one else. What would my fellow members do in this situation? Would you speak up? Would you
do as I have and remain silent? Would you do work in the nasty I described? Send me some input folks, I need the advice. Thanks in advance and to all
have a great day. OYM1262
edit on 5-8-2013 by openyourmind1262 because: (no reason given)