Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Annnnnnnnnnd I'm Back

I apologize for my absence, the last few days have been rather stressful. Let me quickly summarize the weekend of moving:

On the day of the walk through the townhouse still had not been cleaned. On the day of our move in the townhouse had only been briefly spot cleaned, as you can see from the pictures below, whoever cleaned it had a different definition of what the term "clean" means. And our idiot landlord felt that the way we were given the house was completely acceptable.

The Master Bathroom upon our arrival: I asked the landlord "umm what about the black mold in the shower?" to which she responded, "Oh that doesn't come off" .... MY ASS LADY!
It was obvious the landlord wasn't going to do anything about the disgusting state of the bathroom, so my Dad came to our rescue - thank god! He ripped out all of the old caulking and replaced it, while I sanitized the shower at least 5 times. Leaving it in much better condition, even though it still is an eyesore: (p.s. don't you love the ghetto knobs??)
Oh, and let's not forget the ceiling fan in the Master Bedroom that had obviously not been cleaned since 1983.
Basically, the house was a living nightmare for someone of my OCD cleaning status. We spent the better half of what should have been our move in day just cleaning the place. Honestly, I'm not even exaggerating, it was filthy and disgusting. I just have no idea how someone could leave something like that, nor can I believe the landlord was okay giving it to us in that condition. I felt so bad for my parents, they ended up staying until 9:30 that night, and then drove an hour and a half home after a full day of cleaning and moving (not to mention our old apartment was upstairs and this place has stairs too!). THANK YOU SO MUCH MOM AND DAD!!

After a few days, the house is slowly coming together. EVERYTHING has been sanitized and Clorox wiped so I'm starting to feel at home. I've gone to Wal-Mart about 8 million times to pick up random stuff we've needed - and all of the stupid little expenses are starting to add up, and it doesn't help we are paying to renovate this stupid place that we don't even own! But it's a double edged sword, if we don't make it livable, we know the landlord will leave it how it is, and I don't want to live in a dirty place for the next year.

Don't get me wrong, this townhouse has SO much potential, and honestly it has come around full circle in the last few days, it just baffles me how someone could move out and not even clean - it's just SO GROSS! Oh and to clarify, when we first saw the townhouse, it had the previous tenants furniture and stuff in it, so we couldn't really tell the extent of their messiness because it was all hidden, so don't think we are idiots who knowingly chose a dirty place haha.

I started the new job on Monday, let me tell you - I still hate retail haha. But I am SO grateful to have a job. I can't wait to buy a new purse, I haven't gotten a new Coach bag in quite sometime, and I think I deserve one :) Also bloggy friends, I think a Coach Give Away will be in your future, probably around the holidays, but none the less, keep your eyes out :)

OH and I almost forgot, the landlord said we can only have small dogs - so it looks like we will be waiting a while to get a doggy :( Josh was really sad, but he thinks once the landlord sees how clean we are and what we have done with the place that she will change her mind. Who knows, I will keep you posted.

I hope everyone else had a fantastic mold free weekend!!

-Katie

15 comments:

Maryellen said...

I'm so happy you're back. I've missed you!

I feel so bad for you walking into a dirty condo. Other people's nasty is repulsive.

jlc said...

Yayyy! You're back!! But boy... i understand...



ummm a Coach giveaway??? AND possibly a new puppy in the future!!


you make me excited woman!

the future mrs Hinz said...

arent parents the best? what would we do without them? glad you finally got the place clean so you cna make it your home!

That's Sassy said...

Thanks for the sweet comment! I can definitly relate to you on the town house dilemma. My new apt had to be painted and cleaned before I would stay over there so all of my stuff from my old apt was in the middle of the room for a week oh yeah and i commuted an hour to work for a week fun fun fun The joys of moving!! Hope you have fun decorating your new place!!

Shanna said...

Wow...unbelivable that they left it like that! I feel bad for ya'll that when you should've been moving you were cleanng!

Annie said...

welcome back, you've been missed!
that is so icky, i can't believe they left the place like that! thankfully you have cleaning OCD and have the place spotless and germ free now ;)
glad your parents were around to help you hun!
i hope the job gets better and a giveaway with a coach purse would be amazing!
have a great day!!

Anna said...

I am so much like you in terms of cleaning! I secretly LOVE to clean though. But, that ceiling fan was something else. I wouldn't have believed it was that bad unless you had that picture up. Good luck with the puppy situation =)

jen + ryan said...

wow, those are great before and after shots to smack in the face of that landlord!!! :)

Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

Wait. Now that you want a dog, the landlord is suddenly all about cleanliness and order? Dumb! Just tell her you already have one and it, "won't go away." :)

Oh, and if you get a chance. Read the comments on my last blog. I know it's long. But you will notice the highlights right away. So much fun :)

Sarah Ann said...

We have a fan that has dust on it like that in our dinning area. Its so gross. We just haven't used it yet because, due to all the other things I've had to clean, its still dirty. I know, gross gross gross! I wonder how I can live with it.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I'm glad you got moved in but I'm sorry at how BAD that bathroom was! Yuck! and that fan...OMG!

I'm sure you'll make the place great!

Erin said...

How nasty! I can't believe the landlord allowed that either! But I'm so glad you are getting all moved in:) And I'm glad you're back!

Demara said...

We've had similar experperiences but that's when we've asked for some of the rent to be knocked off the first month, so that the extra money can go toward reno-ing the place. Fixing and cleaning is not cheap and as Renters it is not our responsibility!! I'd show the Landlord your receipts and maybe what you've done to the place...Maybe they'll reimburse you.

I love small dogs! Multi-Poo, or Moodles are the best! I think. lol

Lil' Woman said...

Welcome back girl!
Eww, I can't believe they left it like that...and good luck with the landlord, seems like he'll be an ass.

Shoshanah said...

That's awful that your townhouse was in such bad shape when you moved it. But the bathtub looks SO much better afterwards!