Sunday, March 17, 2019

Apartment Life #72


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.


Our manager was having a hard time keeping the homeless crackheads that seem to mill around one particular apartment in my courtyard, out of this vacant apartment. The maintenance man had removed the air conditioner from the can and that left a big open hole in the front face of the can that 'someone' could crawl through and get in the vacant apartment. After the apartment manager found a mess in the vacant apartment from someone sleeping in there all weekend, she ordered the maintenance man to screw plywood to the openings on the can. Wouldn't it have been easier just to put another air conditioner in the can?


My daughter moved into her new apartment about a month ago. 2 weeks ago her downstairs neighbor had a fight and someone broke the door down. The police came and the guy was taken to jail. The apartment is vacant now. Last week some guy came to her door, knocked and then tried to open her door knob. Then she heard him and another guy kick the door in downstairs in the vacant apartment. She called the police but they were gone by the time they got there. Then 2 days ago the apartment manager there called the police to check that apartment and caught the two guys sleeping there there and they were arrested. I'm telling you this because I don't think it would matter if we moved from here because this kind of crazy stuff seems to happen all over here in Vegas. 

We also talked to our apartment manager and she said she got taken to court last week by the woman who's apartment had bullets come through the wall when the apartment next to hers was shot up over New years. After the bullet holes in her walls happened she asked the manager to be let out of her lease because she wanted to move. She has a small son and is pregnant but the manager said no. So this woman took her to court and the judge ordered my apartment manager to let her out of her lease with no penalties and she is so pissed off about it. She should have just let her out of the lease. I mean, c'mon! Did this dumbass really think she was gonna win this in court? The tenants apartment was shot up, of course the judge is gonna let her out of her lease. So that woman and her family are moving out this weekend and my apartment manager is telling anyone and everyone how the judge made a bad call. Are you serious? The manager thinks this complex is so dangerous that she won't even move into the manager's apartment that she would get for free! She said she won't live on this property. Not that I blame her.

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

38 comments:

  1. lmao and here I thought your new manager had a little bit of brains. Dumb to think any judge would side with her.

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    1. I think she is just trying to keep occupancy up because she gets a bonus if she keeps this place 95% filled.

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  2. .....and my apartment manager is telling anyone and everyone how the judge made a bad call.

    And she's probably giving them all ideas in the process. Don't be too surprised if quite a few more people go to court to get out of their leases and move out as well. I certainly would if I lived there.

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    1. I wouldn't doubt it but its bad all over.

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    2. Have you considered a different city? I've lived in some very crappy buildings in Berkeley and Portland, but never anything as bad as what you've described in this series.

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    3. Ken and I thought about that but our daughter and grandson live here and we wouldn't want to leave them. Plus my elderly father and step mother live here and I can't leave them.

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  3. The judge certainly made the right call for that poor woman. I'm so glad we don't get that kind of trouble where I live. It might not be perfect here but it's ok overall.

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    1. I never had these kinds of troubles until I moved to Vegas.

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  4. It's just so sad that people can't live safely and in peace in their own homes. RO

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    1. It is. I hope it's quiet around here for a while now.

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  5. I believe you when you talk about how bad people live all over Nevada. I remember hearing that some even live underneath the Vegas strip, like in the sewage system.

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    1. Oh there are definitely people living in the drainage tunnels. The tunnels are high enough to walk in and people get swept away when it rains.

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  6. I rather envy people who live in a vast country. In case of bad neighbors, one's got where to move to. I live in a tiny, crowded country. Unless you're rich, you've got nowhere to go to. And even in rich neighborhoods there's trouble as many deliquents have lots of money and buy first rate houses.

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    1. I could move but the next place might be worst than this one. I'm damned if I do and damned if I don't.

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  7. If she won't live there, that should be a clue! I think the judge made the right call.

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    1. I do too. I think she was just being greedy trying to keep occupancy up so she gets her bonus.

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  8. Hooray for the judge!

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  9. Always a carnival

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  10. I don't understand why the manager just wouldn't let her out of the lease. Too bad that these things keep happening in your city.

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    1. I think she was trying to keep the occupancy up so she gets her bonus at the end of the month. If this place is 95% filled then the manager gets a bonus.

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  11. I was so shocked last time we were there in 2016. The strip was full of homeless people and some of their cardboard signs were awful (obscene). And this was in 105 degree heat! I'm not sure what the answer is, as I know most cities have shelters, but they don't allow drug use in the shelters, so that's why it doesn't help.

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    1. The homeless are all over the strip now. Some of them will get mad at you if you don't give them money when walking by them.

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  12. I would have taken her to court too. She's insane to think that woman would want to stay after that. Crazy happens everywhere.

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    1. It sure does. She should have let her out of her lease.

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  13. If she does not even want to live there for free then yeah then it is bad

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  14. I'm sorry to hear that. I hope the pregnant woman finds a safe place to raise her kids. I never realized Vegas was that crazy. Stay safe.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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  15. Yeah she's a spot crazy if she thinks she was gonna win that. smh

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  16. The judge made a good decision, the manager did not.

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  17. Isn't it sad that people can't live safely and in peace within their own home.

    All the best Jan

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  18. I'm glad the judge let the lady out of the lease. I don't blame her for wanting to move after that.

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