Sunday, March 10, 2024

Apartment Life #309

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 have gone on in and around my apartment complex and in my neighborhood in the past 25 years that I'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.  

On Thursday everyone in my courtyard and the one next to ours got this notice that a painting company would be power washing and then painting our buildings starting on Friday. And bright and early Friday morning they were here at 7am power washing the walls. 

Then they started scraping off the water damaged paint places that are mostly towards the bottom and filling that in with something. This is the color before they painted over it. I'll show you the finished product next week if they finished by then.

So this is what it looks like before the new paint.

While walking Falcor I noticed the painters had set up this trailer for all their painting supplies so they don't have to lug them back and forth over the weekend I'm guessing. 

But what I hadn't noticed until I was walking back was a porta potty right next to the trailer that was placed right in front of someone's bedroom window. 

As you can see it's really close to the wall and the smell coming off this thing is awful. They could have at least put it on the other side of the alley and not right up against someone's bedroom widow. 

Then on Saturday morning I noticed that my elderly neighbor's bedroom window was wide open. This is a problem because she was evicted a month ago and still has a bunch of stuff in her apartment that she wants to come back and get. So I looked at the door and the "Keep Out" sticker that maintenance put across the door was taken off. So someone, probably one of the homeless people broke in. So I called her and let her know. She said she would be right over but she never showed up so I have no idea. I would have called the manager or the maintenance guy but they are not available on the weekends. 

She had sowed up with her daughter last week to check on her apartment and noticed that the chairs and table she left outside had been moved to her next door neighbors door. So her daughter knocked really loudly on their door and then proceeded to cuss them out and tell them not to move her stuff again. The daughter started to walk away and they shut their door but I guess the daughter had more to say because she turned around, walked back to their door, pounded on it again and told then they shouldn't be touching other people's stuff. 

My elderly neighbor was standing next to me and my daughter and said she couldn't believe that they moved her table and chairs. 

Well last night someone stole her chairs. They are now gone. 

The white lines are where the painters filled in the cracks.

And then I noticed that the glass on this window had been broken. Not sure what happened.

The high this week was 68F/20C
The low this week was 45F/7C

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