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Old 06-19-2013, 07:29 PM   #11551
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Got back from the pool, there was only one very well-behaved child, one mother there today, very relaxing.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:03 AM   #11552
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At work and very sleepy, got up early to get mom to the airport. She must have made all of her flights because I haven't heard from her!

I had to get up early and I didn't sleep well, paranoid that I'd over sleep, time sensitive things trigger mild anxiety. But the up side is that this will be a lazy evening chilling out and just watching some TV that I need to catch up on.

It was a good visit with mom, I get to see her again in two months when we go home to get married!
I am looking forward to hearing about and seeing the pictures of that wedding. I remember how happy you were (and so am I) when Maine voted to recognize your right to get married.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:04 AM   #11553
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Just got back from the dentist. He drained the abscess and pulled the tooth. He also changed my antibiotic to something more suitable to the type of infection.

I am still feeling sick all over, and very tired, but relieved that it is gone. Two abscesses, one third of the tooth chipping off and a root canal over a year is enough hassle for one tooth.

I am going to make TB's sandwiches and then take a long nap.
Hope you are feeling better soon Laurie
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:00 PM   #11554
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I am sitting here in a state of shock. My lease states that once a year "Management shall inspect each apartment for any needed repairs." They make a note of any needed repairs and then set up a date for maintenance to return to make those repairs. And that is where their wacky sense of humor comes in. They make the appointment with me, but never follow through.

This year I have had three inspections in one year. And now maintenance was just here to AGAIN check the smoke and CD alarms, replace the cover for the light over the stove and clean the fan in the bathroom. I have been here for six years and the battery in the alarms have never been checked. They only way I knew that the alarms were working is if I forgot something was cooking on the stove. And the last I heard was that they didn't carry in stock the cover for the light over the stove. I guess that heavy fine management received from HUD, due to the condition of my apartment really gave them a "We are serious" message. I could call in these minor problems, but they don't bother me, so I live with them. My life doesn't change for the worse if they don't get taken care of.

And the best one is, because I am a female tenant, not one, but two maintenance men show up. A single males is not allowed to enter any apartment where a single female resides. It comes down to, how many maintenance men does it take to screw in a light bulb? For the first time in six years, I can honestly say that my apartment is in working order.
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:05 PM   #11555
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Catching my breath. Just finished using a borrowed power washer to do my two grills, SO's floor mats the deck railings, floor and bulkhead.

This is all in preparation for sanding and painting the railings and deck so everything will look pretty for SO's family coming from Florida the end of the month.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:24 PM   #11556
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Wow Andy, I'm impressed! That's about a month's work around our place. Yeah, we're a pretty lazy pair...
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:30 PM   #11557
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Wow Andy, I'm impressed! That's about a month's work around our place. Yeah, we're a pretty lazy pair...
It's not a very big deck...
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:47 PM   #11558
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And the best one is, because I am a female tenant, not one, but two maintenance men show up. A single males is not allowed to enter any apartment where a single female resides. It comes down to, how many maintenance men does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Maybe it comes down to, how many times does the company/agency want to be sued for sexual assault?
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:59 PM   #11559
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Maybe it comes down to, how many times does the company/agency want to be sued for sexual assault?
I'd say even sexual harassment. Good to have two witnesses on your side in case the maintenance men run into a nutjob.

Don't forget to sand down the grain you just raised on your deck, Andy.
I believe that was done in a circular motion... three circles outward with the left, three circles outward with the right. Three circles outward with the left... and then you can wax all the cars in the lot
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And the best one is, because I am a female tenant, not one, but two maintenance men show up. A single males is not allowed to enter any apartment where a single female resides. It comes down to, how many maintenance men does it take to screw in a light bulb? For the first time in six years, I can honestly say that my apartment is in working order.
Congrats on finally getting it all in working order !

As for the other .. I can tell you that it is a very smart move to have 2 people when it's a single female. Having been in the business for a few years I know what can happen. We had an incident where a maintenance guy went to fix an oven in an apartment - single woman - and she claimed rape. The guy never touched her and quite honestly I believed him over her. But it went to court, drug on for a very long time and caused a ton of undue stress on him and his family. The end result was that charges were dropped but he quit the job and can't be re-hired because of the complaint.

DH did maintenance when we managed and if our assitant was not around I went with him ... no matter how well we "knew" the resident .. you simply have to COA at all times anymore.
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