Thursday, September 21, 2006

Spotty

I just have time for a quickie this morning. I'm so behind on everything because new "surprises" keep popping up. My blogosphere presence will most likely be spotty for the next couple of weeks.

Remember that fridge? It's shot. Apparently when you seal up a fridge like that, odors impregnate the insulation. It is suggested that you make the fridge into a "soda fridge" and put it outside since it will likely take months (if ever) for the odor to diminish. We ordered a new one last night from Home Depot.

Oh and our new tenants found used syringes behind the armoire. They arrived from France last week. Welcome to Quebec. (Honestly, we are mor-ti-fied about this.)

There's more (like the underside of the mattress that looks like a woman gave birth on it), but it's all just too painful and messy.

I know that sagas are long, but I also understand that they have endpoints. I sure hope the end of this one is near. Sigh.

27 comments:

Lemuel said...

eewww. yuk.

i hope your saga soon has a happier twist in its plot.

JoeL said...

OMG!?

I guess an inspection of every square inch of the place is in order.

Wear work boots every where you go for a while. A hard hat might not be a bad idea either!?

Man!?

Ed said...

I'm still thinking about the full Sissy Kit and where I can get one.I hope the big surprises are over. A new Frig and new mattress no too bad, so far.

Sunshine said...

Would it be worthwhile to get cleaners in to clean it once and for all? It's tax-deductible, right?

nongirlfriend said...

Yikes. I wouldn't be sleeping on that bed!

St. Dickeybird said...

I'd toss everything from that apartment and start fresh.
If there's anything communicable, or if they get stuck with another syringe, you could be liable.

CoffeeDog said...

Spotty, like the matress...

GayProf said...

Hang in there, Torn! It won't be too much longer now before everything will be in place.

Burn the bed, though.

Dantallion said...

You'll get there. What doesn't kill you makes you sronger. (God, I hate clichés)

Chunks said...

These apartments are fully furnished?!

What's a non-smoker to do after a quickie?

normlr said...

Ugh. That's just awful. I think that the suggestion of a professional cleansing is a good one. Maybe you can get a crew in that specializes in cleaning up after bloody crime scenes. Or those two british ladies from "How Clean Is Your House?"

Jason said...

Sorry you have to deal with this crap.

I would not be ok with it.

Polt said...

A woman gave birth on the mattress...CHRIST, what kind pornstar WAS the previous resident?

And I just LOVE a quickie in the morning!

Rebekah said...

God.

Em said...

I will end pretty soon. And you guys are the one's doing the renting now so there won't be any more junkies to worry about.

Anonymous said...

Good lord, that is just so wrong! Sounds like you need a fumigator and a major cleansweep! EEEWWW! Devo

Patricia said...

ack!

is the new fridge nicer than your current one? 'cause i would so swap them out and take the shiny one. but then, i'm selfish like that.

David said...

If that apartment is anything like the one I moved into last year, the surprises will keep coming, sorry to say. Every time you lift something else up or move something else away from a wall - surprise! Good luck.

ink said...

If you can afford it, Normlr has a good suggestion about those "clean up after the scene of the crime" crews. They at least would be prepared for anything they might run across, which might be a bit much to expect of your average cleaning service.

In the event that it's not possible, just hold your nose, wear double rubber gloves and eye protection, and remember it'll all make a great story in years to come!

ink.

P.S. One other thing ... since there is much crappiness in your life right now, make a point of treating yourself - even if it's just a little thing - each day. After all, you've earned it!

madamerouge said...

ew
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ew
ew

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Ink is right: treat yourself to something. Immediately.

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

and I bet you were hoping to make a good impression on the new tenants. Ick!
Once we found old sandwiches under the sofa cushions.

Anonymous said...

Whiel it is going to be hard on you, I honestly think you two are the best thing to happen to this building and the rewards will eventually be great! Good luck!

Cincy Diva
http://diedivadie.blogspot.com

Freak Magnet said...

Burn it to the ground and start over.

AND MAKE SURE THE TRIM MATCHES!

toobusyliving said...

After all your stress I see your resonable option being to charge far too much rent to whomever moves into the units so you can buy yourself and spouse lots of treats!

Dealing with the filth of your tenants will be a distant memory as you drink wine under the purple summer sky in Andalusia! (or wherever works for you)

toobusyliving said...

After all your stress I see your resonable option being to charge far too much rent to whomever moves into the units so you can buy yourself and spouse lots of treats!

Dealing with the filth of your tenants will be a distant memory as you drink wine under the purple summer sky in Andalusia! (or wherever works for you)

dirk.mancuso said...

Yes, all sagas have an end, but if you saw STAR WARS Episodes 1-3, you know that some sagas are very, very very long and very very, very painful to behold.

Hope your saga is not engineered by George Lucas.

Just sayin'.

Donna said...

hey remember when my big bear tenents left dog poop all over the house (probably because we did not get along toward the end) and i went up there with paul and frank to "TIDY UP" - i got all new carpet and was able to deduct that at the end of the year.
can't remember who cleaned it up but i would say it was frank, i was laughing and paul was gagging!

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