Sunday, March 17, 2024

Apartment Life #310

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.  

So you may remember that last week we all got notices on our doors that a company was going to be painting the exterior of the buildings. Now down towards the bottom of this notice you can see that it says, " You can come and go as you please via your front door or garage." Remember this....

On Monday the painters patched up some of the cracks.

Then Tuesday morning I take Falcor out at 9am and see the painters covering all the doors and windows with plastic and tape. So I asked one of the guys how long the door was going to be taped up and he said until 12:00 noon, that's 3 hours. So I said that's not going to work for me because I need to be able to take the dog in and out and we were told that we could come and go as we please. He said, well how about 2 hours. Give me until 11:00 and I said well, we'll see. I don't know because the dog might need to go out again. And he said okay, well then knock on the door and I'll hear you and I'll be able to let you out. So I was thinking, if that doesn't work and I need to be able to take the dog out I'm just going to bust through the flipping tape on my door, like the Kool-Aid Man.

Here's the apartment doors and windows all taped up.

More taped up doors.

Oh and you can see the new paint color.

So at 11am, the dog needed to go out again so you can see me go to the door and knock on it. I didn't get a response so I broke through the plastic and tape. I may not have busted down the door like the Kool- Aid man, but I got the job done. 

Here's my door after I broke the tape and plastic off. The painters weren't even in my courtyard! They painted the walls and went to the alley to do the walls there. They left all the doors sealed up for hours! I noticed some other people breaking through the plastic around 1PM and the painters didn't come back to take all the plastic off until 5PM. right before they quit for the day. 

You might have seen in the last picture that they taped slippery plastic to the sidewalk right in front of everyone's door too. That was hazardous to walk on. 

The notice said we could come and go as we pleased but they sealed us in and didn't take the plastic off for hours. I was so irritated. There was no way I wasn't going to go outside all that time.

And this is my building all done. It's white with black trim. I think it actually looks like. 

The inside doors are now blue. They used to be brown. I don't know if they are going to paint the security screen doors or not yet. Some of us have security doors and some don't. 

I think the white and black trim looks nice. 

The overhangs over the walkways are now black, which is a little weird. But it's ok. 

What do you want to bet that they raised our rent at least $100 dollars next time the leases are up?

The high this week was 69F/20C
The low this week was 49F/9C

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