Sunday, October 30, 2022

Apartment Life #338

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 25 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 25 years here in a weekly blog post.

I told you guys last week that it's finally cooling down here and it's open door season. Well, it's also open window season. I used window locks so the window can't be pried open more. But instead of uninstalling the window AC I just leave it there and bought a small window screen. The only problem is the board that keeps the window AC in the window was not cut straight so there's a little gap between the board, AC and the window or screen. So I had to come up with something to go in between the board/AC and the screen or window when I slide it closed. My bright idea was to roll a little bubble wrap into a tube, wrap it in plastic wrap, tape it and shove it in the gap. I've been doing this for 2 years. When the last one disintegrated, I bought some of that black foam window insulation foam. But it started designating within a month. There was no way that was going to last all Winter. So I made another bubble wrap tube. I know the pictures aren't great but you get the picture.

The funny thing is I started out with a small tube but I kept adding more bubble wrap in order to fill this gap and that gap and oh yeah now there are two more gaps. So it ended up being this ridiculous looking bubble wrap/plastic wrap/tape monstrosity. lmao This happens every damn time I got to make a new one. Every. Single. Time. It lasts about 6 months before I have to make a new one and it fits against the board/AC and keeps the rain out in the very rare times it rains and I have to close the window. 

Yes, it works but I thought it was funny because I have no idea what I'm doing. Ken was an apartment maintenance man so I just know he's laughing his butt off in the afterlife every time I make this and stick it in there. Hey, it works. It just looks ridiculous. #ThereIFixedIt I am woman hear me roar and all that business. 

Last week I showed you that my daughter bought a curtain panel and put it in the doorway to keep people from looking in during open door season. Many of you seemed worried that people would be able to just walk inside my apartment. rest assured, they cannot.

I have a metal security door that we always keep locked. I thought I would show you that so you wouldn't worry about that. 

This past week my doorknob fell off. lol I made a work order online and thankfully maintenance came out the next business day which was Monday and fixed the doorknob. We had to be so careful with it for the weekend until it got fixed. 

I was finally able to get a picture of drug dealer. I know that Shirley has been waiting for me to get a picture of him. Well, here ya go. Oh and a few weeks ago I posted a picture of his wife.

She's in the middle with the walker.

Let's hope that they really are getting evicted like my neighbor says they are. The amount of traffic coming and going from their apartment recently is crazy. And it seems like drug dealer has recruited the neighbor across from me to sell his drugs because he has people at his door all day and night now too. I was up and in the courtyard with Falcor at 3am because he had an upset stomach and people were coming and going from his door. That's the third time in two weeks that I've seen that when I'm up at that hour. 

Y'all it was actually quiet around here this week. No police or ambulances or shouting. Isn't that wild?

The high this week was 76F/24C
The low this week was 46F/7C

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