Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Voted...renting...

Well, Clay and I voted today, and I must say- I feel great about it! I just loved going and doing my duty.

Clay and I have decided we simply HATE being renters. We are so stinking excited to have enough money to buy our own home. Our house is fine, our landlord is fine, it's just.......................this is the 3rd place we've lived so we've come to realize that this is just how landlords around here are I guess. When they need to do something, they knock, open the door and say, "hello?" while sticking their head in. LIKE that does any good. So anyway- they feel like they can come in your house whenever they want. Next, we are just sick of having to wait on landlords to do things. When we have our own house, we will hire people and get it done on OUR time table. UGH- so our landlord is redoing our siding of our shower right? Well, we are THRILLED that he has been fixing everything up because that means he's a good lanlord that cares about us living decently right? Well, we have lived here 4 days now, and we wont have a shower until tomorrow. (for your info- we have coincedentally been to Clay's parents house the past 2 days, so that is where we've been showering.) So lastly, managers/lanlords just don't care about you OR your stuff. In our first apartment, we found blood on our bathroom floor once, when we knew neither of us had bled. Come to find out, the manager had been in our apartment to change something on the heater or something. Our second apartment, they brake our plunger and leave it there without saying anything or replacing it. This place, the lanlord took Clay's speaker off of the cynder block it was on, took the cynder block, and used it to help with the shower. Did he ask? No. We came home to find them where they were- in the shower. Clay's speakers on the ground. Clay was FURIOUS! by the way. I mean, that is expensive stuff, and they feel like they can just take whatever they want from our place and use it for whatever they want. The point is- this kind of stuff has happened at EVERY PLACE WE'VE LIVED since we've been married! What is the common factor we want to avoid? RENTING! UGH- We are so excited to live in our own house. Maybe this is an Idaho thing- who knows. I'm just hoping once the shower is done we will never see our lanlord again. He's fine- 10 TIMES BETTER than our last one, but it's just- don't they realize this is our home? We aren't just random objects that don't have minds or lives. We do go to the bathroom, or get dressed, or do things that you wouldn't want people walking in on. We do have belongings that we don't want to be touched. I think that owners around here just look at students like little objects that don't really exist like they do.

Anyway....you all probably think that we are the biggest whiners in the universe. We really aren't. It's just that these things really happen. Would you want them to happen to you? Maybe they do happen to you! I don't know. Oh well.

On a good note, they did tell us we could bathe. Lovely. Like I'm a child that loves to soak in my dirt.

On a sincere good note, I get my serger tomorrow! YAY!

9 comments:

Emily said...

I think it's a Rexburg thing. We had problems in both places we rented there. The first one flooded, and we had to move for 2 weeks while they cleaned it up, and a bunch of our stuff got ruined. The next place was a basement apartment, and there was a single lady living upstairs. One day I came home and she was in our house, moving things so she could get through a door that we shared. We were SO MAD!

We have had better luck at other places we rented, in Oregon and Nevada...so there's hope!

I hear ya though, I'm SO ready for my own house!

Grandma, Nonnie said...

It is wonderful to have your own spot to live in. Some landlords are nice and I think maybe it is a Rexburg thing. I know I would hate it if it were me, I hate people walking in as if they owned the place, I know they do but you pay to live there. I love you. grandma

Grandma, Nonnie said...

It is wonderful to have your own spot to live in. Some landlords are nice and I think maybe it is a Rexburg thing. I know I would hate it if it were me, I hate people walking in as if they owned the place, I know they do but you pay to live there. I love you. grandma

mandijwaters said...

I loved my landlord in Rexburg. (Archer) She was so great. I'm not sure that it has much to do with the location, but more with people in general. Some people just don't think about others. And some do... you just haven't had that great of luck finding a landlord that does. On the plus side... you are now in a house and your shower will be like new!! I can't wait to see the new place though. I didn't have time to stop while I was there today, but if you guys are home, maybe I will stop by on Thursday when I'm there. Have a good night and we'll talk soon :)

AMY AND MIKEY said...

Danielle, I am so sorry about your landlords/managers. We've never had anyone walk into our apartment. You should just put a sign on the door- saying, please knock, we are doing personal activities. or something- That is wrong! You cuold be naked! yowsa. Maybe you should just be naked when they get there so they'll be embarrassed, and knock from now on. It will be exciting when we can have our own homes. Mike would die if that happened to him with the speakers, he is very protective of his belongings. Well- I have to go- I love you!

AMY AND MIKEY said...

Danielle, I am so sorry about your landlords/managers. We've never had anyone walk into our apartment. You should just put a sign on the door- saying, please knock, we are doing personal activities. or something- That is wrong! You cuold be naked! yowsa. Maybe you should just be naked when they get there so they'll be embarrassed, and knock from now on. It will be exciting when we can have our own homes. Mike would die if that happened to him with the speakers, he is very protective of his belongings. Well- I have to go- I love you!

Sharon/mom said...

That is totally against the law!!! If we did that in Oregon we would get out pants sued off!!! We have to have a written and signed permission slip to enter there apt while they are gone, and we would never come in while they are home unless they let us in. I guess in Idaho people feel they can do that, but I bet you anything it is against the law!!! And we would never touch anything of theirs unless we asked, and we would have to replace something if we broke it. You are too nice. I am not suggesting you sue them, but I would find out the laws. Did you get your serger???? I love you!

Conger's said...

I know how you feel. I can't wait to have a house. I am sick of having to rely on people who never do things when they say they will!!!

Richard and Allison said...

Sorry about your experience's. I think that it does have to do with the people more than the place becuase when we lived in cambrige we never had a problem. We also never have a problem in pocatello. I would maybe just talked to them about it and say could you arrange a time for us to be home when you come over and then wait to come in until we answer the door. It doesn't hurt to ask, but they can come in anytime, usually they let you know though. If not at least ask them to not touch your stuff. Any way good luck!