Sunday, October 17, 2021

Apartment Life #274

This is a 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 24 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 24 years here in a weekly blog post. 

With our rents increasing, I guess management decided to do some beautifying of the property. So they trimmed the trees and bushes and removed a dead tree. When I first moved here 24 years ago, there were so many nice looking bushes and trees but so many have died and been removed because there's no sprinkler system in place to water any of the vegetation. So everything eventually dies, like this Pine Tree did. 

When I was taking pictures of the mess they made taking the tree down, I noticed that there was a couple of carts on the other side of the chain link fence at the end of my courtyard. 

I wanted to show you exactly where this is. So this cart is on the walking path that I walk Falcor on. To the far left hand hand side you can see the tall sound wall. Directly on the other side of that wall is the freeway. That's how close we are to the freeway.

It looked like this guy had a very large speaker on his cart. Maybe he was going to sell it?

The same day the tree was cut down, the landscapers trimmed the palm trees. Palm fronds scattered the sidewalks all day.

The palm trees had been really full but these guys left like 4 palm fronds on top. They look naked now.

So this place can't manage to install a sprinkler system but the water spigots get turned on and left dripping all the time from the homeless people. This is just one of them. There are 7 spigots along the front, back and sides of each apartment building. I have no problem with the homeless people being able to have access to water but maintenance is aware that some of the spigots are broken and leaking and haven't bothered to fix the leaks in over 2 years, so they sit there and drip 24/7. This wall is the outside of someone's bedroom and with the water soaking into the wall like it does for 2 years...I have no doubt there's water damage to the inside of the wall and and is probably growing black mold. Not that management will do anything about it. But by all means, make the palm trees look nice. 

There's so much water dripping by this wall that plants and moss have started growing there. It's irritating because now we have to pay an extra $40 each month for water but they can't fix these kinds of issues.

The high this week was 80F/26C
The low this week was 47F/8C

I started adding our low temperature as well since it does get cold here in the Winter time.

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