Wake Up Call

Well, this is getting to be a bad habit.

This morning, I was eating a bagel and watching “Bewitched” before getting down to work. One of my landlords suddenly appeared in the doorway, as if Samantha (or one of her mischievous relatives) had twitched her there. I had a feeling of déjà vu, wondering why she always turned up while I was eating, and why she never felt the need to call first. The one time she did actually email me to tell me they were coming was the one time they didn’t show up.

I figured there was no point in pointing out that the law says landlords have to give 24 hours’ notice before showing up, but I have to wonder if the next tenant will also be subject to these surprise attacks. And how hard it will be to rent out the house now that the house next door, which is nearly the same, is also for rent.

At least it gave me a chance to talk to her about the move. I had expected her to contact me after getting my note, but I hadn’t heard anything, and in the back of my mind, I wondered if something might go wrong, like having to pay an extra month’s rent, if she said she didn’t receive the note, or it wasn’t proper notification or something.

I talked to my brother today, and he’s going to check his schedule since he’s the dedicated truck driver. He said it would probably be Wednesday or Thursday, but he’ll let me know. I consulted the calendar, and the last Wednesday in October is the 28th. That would make sure that I won’t be paying rent on two places at once. I might even be able to go trick or treating with Jessica!

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6 comments on “Wake Up Call

  1. joy

    So, did your landlord ( lady ) turn up to check on your move or what? You are very patient, I must say.


  2. suzy

    I’m not sure. I think she was actually checking on the grass. Again, I was too taken aback to really ask questions.

  3. Guy

    Another good reason for the move, according to what you have written in your blog, this landlord never took care of the people who live and pay rent and or respect the rules concerning the tenants.

  4. Mike

    I say, trash the house!

  5. suzy

    If I only didn’t need to get the security deposit back…

  6. Erica

    Omigod, Jessica would LOVE that! Last year she had an entourage of, get this, SIX adults. We all trailed after her with stupid grins on our faces. Wait, were you there? I overindulged in sugar and don’t remember….

    p.s. I may go as Peg Bundy and totter around Mendo in my 4″ platforms.
    p.p.s. I can’t wait! It will be so cool to have you here!

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