the nicest landlord from hell

My roommate and I have what we affectionately refer to as "the landlord from hell."
Now, here's the thing…he's a really nice guy.
Like, really, really nice.
He's got this adorable little Irish brogue, and he's totally genuine.
And, hey, he gets things done…
We just never really know when the things that need to be done will actually get done.

For example, when Patrice and I moved in, we discovered that our place had a few issues.
Our bathroom door has four distinct and very large holes in it, 
which have been conspicuously taped over.
Shockingly, they resemble a head, a fist, a knee and a foot. 
In other fun news, we also discovered our faucet has a hole in the side of it. A hole.

^^^ That is not cheese on our faucet. That's tape to stop it from spraying. Ugh.

We pay next to nothing for this place, which is a rarity in southern New Hampshire, so we don't want to complain too much…
but seriously. 
We moved into this apartment in May and were promised a brand new door.
I received a call from our landlord last night that said we are finally getting a new door today, 
as well as repairs to the, y'know, the electrical shorts that keep happening in the kitchen?

The faucet?
Yeah, that can't be fixed today. That has to be another day, so it will probably remain as is until I move.
Blergh.

Anyway, when he called last night, he informed me that one of us has to be home all day.
Awesome. 
Because we don't have jobs or anything.
Luckily enough, I can work remotely, so now I'm cuddling with my kittens,
watching a strange man replace a door in my apartment and hoping that nothing else breaks before I move.

15 comments

  1. Landlords can be so horrible, but it is good that he is at least nice. Those are such minor repairs it would take a real handy person an hour to fix them all tops. Guess he is not that handy! :(

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    1. Exactly! I mean *I* could fix them, but that's what my rent is for!

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  2. Boo for repairs that aren't getting done.... especially when you are paying rent to have them fixed. Do you like the new door? Hope you get a new faucet soon!

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  3. I hate random people coming into my house.... One good thing about you possibly moving into military housing after you are married though is they are SO prompt with fixing stuff. We had a few issues when we moved in (i.e the shelf in our closet came tumbling out of the wall, nails and all! not to mention the squirrels that had made the inside of our roof their new home....) maintenance got right on it though and everything is all fixed.

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    1. Yes, I've heard that life on post will be a LOT better in terms of maintenance. I shouldn't complain...we really do have everything we technically NEED :)

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  4. Boo that sucks! I hate when they expect you to have to sit around all day, boring!

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  5. rentinnngg ughhh. at least you get to snuggle with the kitties all day..woo hoo!

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  6. Oh, by the way, I nominated you for a Liebster Award http://www.allthingsairforcewife.com/2013/11/liebster-award.html

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  7. fingers crossed nothing else breaks before the move!

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  8. Yea never experienced the land lord thing and basically I hope I never do. Guess I got lucky.

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  9. Bahahahahahah... "not cheese"... classic. We lucked out with our place. They're AMAZING here. Like, amazing. Our washer died and they gave us a brand spanking new one within the week. I'll never leeeeeeeave!

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    1. lucky! I shouldn't really complain because he's SO nice, but he's just....slowwwwww.

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  10. Hahahahahaha! Totally thought that was cheese till I read your disclaimer. I rented when I lived in Charleston and it's so frustrating working with landlords!

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    1. hahaha everyone always thinks it's cheese!

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  11. At least you have a really cute shower curtain!

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