Monday, May 4, 2009

The Last Couple of Weeks

I've blurred out faces of some of the kids

My perfect 6

It's been pretty crazy around here - sort of- I'm posting pictures of Sabby's 7th birthday party two weeks ago. She turned 7, little Sabby did and had a great  birthday party complete with a Jumper. Katie gave the party ---- we showed up.... Well Paul cooked the bbq - which was delicious. Sabby you're growing so fast and so beautifully. I'll miss your wisdom on our walks to school every day.

This weekend Rob and Carla came out to Phoenix again, this time to paint and do any fix up necessary on their rental in Avondale, just outside of Phoenix. Paul stopped by to get the key Friday and was shocked. He was there 30 seconds and didn't touch anything. He wouldn't come in the house with the same shoes he'd worn in the house. The house wasn't dirty it was unlivable.  The house was new when they bought it six years ago as a long term investment. The owners had cats who didn't know about litter boxes and the house was filled with what should have gone into a litter box. That's only ONE thing they saw. Outside on in the front if the garage door was open, the smell from the house was overpowering.  How people WITH CHILDREN can live like that and do some much damage to someones house is beyond me. 

They couldn't do anything Saturday except pull weeds in the front so the neighbors don't have to look at them. They're mulling over their options now and as usual for them, are keeping a positive attitude going. They aren't wealthy landowners, they don't have an extra $30,000 sitting around doing nothing, to make the place livable again. They made an investment for the long haul. 

On the bright side, since they came home earlier than expected, we had some family time.. Carla's sister has done "flip work" on a house before and she came out to help, so I got to know her even better this weekend.  I'd been the designated baby sitter for Conner and Madi.. THANK Goodness the kids didn't go over there. 

On a different level, I can't get over how people have such a sense of entitlement that they would destroy someones house and leave trash and old furniture AND mold for someone else to clean up. That some people can live in such filth AND have children living there too is beyond me. The laundry couldn't have worked.. The pictures showed that that is where the cats did a lot of their business, as well as the tops of kitchen cabinets.  AND they weren't nice people apparently either. 
Please keep Rob & Carla in your thoughts as they  meet this "unnecessary" challenge.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog today.


Jose said...

A happy belated birthday to your little princess, now that's my idea of a six pack.

As for the rental, my mom rents a house that she bought as an investement and so far she has been lucky. Fortunately we know people that changed some of the carpets for an affordable price and we did most of the painting ourselves. A little time consuming but we had it ready for the next renters pretty fast.

Julee Marie Photography said...

I'm glad Sabby had a great party! She's growing up so quickly!

I'm sorry about Rob & Carla's mess. People like that give renters a BAD name! I feel bad for them but I know they will fix it back up! Good thing "Gran" was able to babysit!

Rudee said...

I'm so sorry for them having to clean up such a mess. You know, I'm renting the house I live in and while I respect my landlord's investment, it's for my own comfort and well-being that I take care of his home. I couldn't live in such filth.

Happy Birthday Sabby. Seven is a perfect age. In fact 7 to 10 year olds represent my favorite age in humans.

Sandy said...

I get angry for them just reading this. Unbelievable how some people live and how they feel no sense of responsibility for their pig pens.

As always loved seeing the pics of the grandkids, such a group of cuties. Each and every one of them.

Brenda said...

You have really been busy Betty! I hate hearing about the house. I wonder if they could afford to pay someone to clean it real good. That would make me ill to have to clean that bad a mess. But you do what you have to do I guess. Can they force the renter's to pay to have it cleaned or force them to clean it? Guess that would involve legal stuff and costs for that. Damn...that is a shame. I will be thinking about them and hoping things go better for them.

mig bardsley said...

What unbelievable behaviour. How can people live with themselves if they do things like that.
Anyway I'm glad your birthday girl had a good time and you too Betty

Anonymous said...

Awww! They're all so cuuuute!!!