Sunday, August 05, 2018

Apartment Life #39


This is a new weekly blog post that I'm calling Apartment Hell  Life. I've mentioned a few times some of the crazy things that go on in and around my apartment complex in the past 20 years that we've lived here and people keep telling me I should write a book. But instead of a book, I've decided to share the crazy things that have happened in and around my apartment complex in the last 20 years here in a weekly blog post.


In July of 2016 Ken called the apartment manager and told her she should call to have a welfare check done on our next door neighbor because the smell coming from that apartment was really bad.  We thought the guy who lived there had died, that's how bad the smell was. So the manager called the police to do a welfare check because she didn't have keys to the apartment. No dead bodies just a refrigerator that had stopped working and the food inside had gone bad. They also left food out in a pan and it was bad and putting off a horrid smell.

The police and fire department were standing around outside and even said it smelled like a dead body. 

There was a dog locked in a crate and no AC was left on for the animal so they called animal control to come get the dog. It was at least 100F outside so it was hot in that apartment. The manager told the people who lived there that they had to clean the refrigerator out but they didn't for an entire week. We complained to the manager so many times that she finally had the maintenance man remove the entire refrigerator from the apartment and put it in the dumpster. The maintenance guy asked Ken to help him get it on the dolly and keep the fridge door shut as they wheeled it out to the dumpster but as soon as they tipped it over to wheel it out the door...all this putrid water came out the bottom of the fridge and dripped all over the sidewalks all the way out to the trash can. Omg the smell! They had to hose off the sidewalks really good after that. 

They were evicted the next month. They weren't even living here because the place was such a disaster and the female had just given birth to a baby so she moved somewhere else because it wasn't safe to live there. But the smell we had to deal with for so long was so bad. I can't even explain to you how bad it was. I live right next door to them and the smell was actually coming right through the walls! I took tape and taped over all of the electrical outlets on that wall and taped up my living room windows because the smell was coming in from outside as well. 

We had my family over that week and they could smell it when they walked by their apartment and when they got close to that wall that separated our apartments. It was so bad. 

So that's it for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! Be sure to come back next week for more.

44 comments:

  1. What the hell? So they weren't even really staying there because it was so bad? Well, at least it WASN'T a dead body.

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    1. Yeah, at least no one was dead.

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  2. OMG! It's sad that the refrigerator wasn't working and caused such a domino effect for them, and for you. That just had to be a bad situation all the way around. I agree with Christy - at least no one was dead inside. Hugs and Happy Sunday! RO

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    1. They never even told the manager that the fridge wasn't working. What a mess.

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  3. Blah that has to be super nasty to smell through the wall.

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  4. Your neighbors sounds just awful!!

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    1. I was so glad when they left. But there have been some real winners around here.

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  5. That's just horrid. Never had to deal with neighbors that bad. No surprise they were evicted.

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    1. I was glad to see them go.

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  6. I've become sensitive even to what's considered normal smells - of certain cooked dishes (various ethnic recipes).
    Tolerance to smells can be very tricky.

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    1. I totally understand that.

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  7. People are so shitty sometimes. Ughhhhh.

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  8. Wholly cow...I could not even imagine. Thank goodness they are gone!

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    1. I was so glad when they moved out.

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  9. Yuck! Sorry you had to deal with that. I'm not sure what is wrong with people that let things get that bad.

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    1. They moved out, left all their things and didn't care that it stunk.

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  10. It's hard to believe that people can live like that. Have you ever watched Flip or Flop? The original one in suburbs of LA? It's shocking how bad the insides of the houses are due to what people have done. I'm sorry you had to deal with the stench.

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    1. It really doesn't surprise me anymore. I've seen people leave these apartments a mess.

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  11. I do not even wanna imagine

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  12. Aaargh.
    I am glad they were evicted And hope the smell was evicted too.

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    1. lol The smell is gone. There's a nice quiet woman there now.

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  13. Yikes, I can't imagine how bad that must have been.

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  14. That sounds terrible, Mary! I feel sorry for that poor dog that was locked in there with the stink.

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    1. I know. At least they didn't leave him in there.

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  15. So sorry you had to deal with this …

    All the best Jan

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  16. Oh my, that is absolutely foul. At least no one had died, but hardly healthy for you and Ken to be in such an environment. You should have been given a free hotel stay until the smell cleared

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    1. lol This management company would never do something like that.

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  17. Oh my goodness. I'm so glad that your husband reported the smell. Who knows how much longer that poor dog would have lasted.

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    1. I know. They said they came and checked on the dog every day but I don't know.

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  18. omg that would be horrible to deal with

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  19. Glad the dog was removed! It always amazes me how nasty some people can be.

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  20. Oh gross! What is wrong with some people...

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