Tuesday, September 19, 2006
The next couple of weeks will be a busy one for me, as it seems I am finally going to get to climb up on a ladder or two, paint all the walls, and clean up after some rather awful tenants, The Froggy Family. It will be a relief to finally get things back in order, now that they have vacated the Town House early . Now I just need a disaster site sign, oh, I mean a remodeling sign.
It was, and I stress "was" an upscaled beautiful luxury Town House. Very pretty, and I would often think as Property Manager, it would be nice to move into ourselves, now that it is just the two of us. If only I didn't have so much stuff.
It is uniquely designed in that it is all on one level, very rare for Town Houses here in Florida. It has two bedrooms and a lovely living/diningroom combo with a white brick fireplace that has a simple but beautiful floor to cathedral ceiling mirror over it. Huge sliders, Designer vertical blinds, and a darling little kitchen. The back porch is screened in and it has to nice bathrooms. My favorite part is the surround sound ~ slash ~ intercom system. It is nestled right in the middle of a woodsy area and is right across from the community pool.
The tenants were like people I have never known. Head She Frog, had a daughter toad, and a Son-in-law toad. That I was originally told were married. (this was a lie) The background search checked out so I moved them in and it has been a nightmare ever since. I tried my best to treat them nice but I would get calls from Head She Frog all hours of the night, and never about there being a problem with the house, it was always about the !#?x*% and all the drama concerning the family. This has been going on for months and then suddenly there were signs that the situation was much worse than I had even realized. Without going into too much detail. All I can say is, "the hoops I would go through to please these people, all while following the law governing rental property".
I took possession two weeks ago, as they abandoned the property two months prior to the end of the lease agreement. So I refuse to be in the dumps, even though I will definitely be needing to bring in a big dump truck to get rid of all the junk they left! The four paneled mirrored closet was broken, est. $800. to replace/repair. Door molding torn off, carpet distroyed in every room. switch plates cracked in half. tile floor chipped, it is just amazing to me that people can live this way. That people I was patient with, brought food and toys over for their little grand frog son, would do this, and THEN beg me to remain friends with her, saying I am the only friend she has had. grrrrr!!!! I am grateful that I will be able to finally get this cute place back in shape, and that soon I will be looking back with the pride.
As I roll up my sleeves, I will put my best foot forward; I'm confident the place will look as good as new before I know it! So, even though it isn't pretty now, it is just the two of us glad it won't be long before we won't have to tip toe along or step over the puddles around here anymore. We hope your path ahead of you is smooth and if not, that you strive to be as patient as you can, cause it will all work out in time.
It is better to be a patient man than a warrior...Proverbs 16:32