Post Flood

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They are here right now to lay my ceramic floor tiles in my kitchen. Finally! Then maybe we can finish arranging the apartment so we can live like human beings again. Even though we know the landlord bought the cheapest tiles the store had, they do look really nice, and they're a whole lot better than that dark, old, outdoor carpeting we've had since we moved in with the big round burn stain from the previous tenant.

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I'm not sure that I'm ready for the next big thing, which is the birth of my first grandson, due anyday now! Before I thought of it as something to happen in the future, but now it's starting to become real, and very scary at the same time!


What If Oprah Interviewed Paris Hilton On Slam 101

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Hello, In case you've lived in a cave for the past 24 years, I'm OPRAH!!! Everyone, look at me! I can walk on water! Yeah! On today's show I'll be talking to Paris Hilton.

"Paris, with the presidential election coming up in November, who will you be voting for?"
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting "I'm for me,yeah me!!!"

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"This skinny white girls out of her mind. Paris, what do you think of this?"Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
"I like your belt, and Get Me Out Of Here!"Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"Why not, I'm OPRAH, I can do anything! Paris, how's that? Where are you now?"
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"Who cares, look at me!"
"Paris, back to the election, who do you like?"
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"I like my dog, see my purse dog? He's got a poop compartment with a zipper!"
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"This crackers got a one track mind!"
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"Are you still looking at me? Ain't I something? Doesn't everyone wish they were me?"Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image HostingLook what I can do!"


Taking A Break

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingWe've got our carpeting down and are just waiting for the bathroom and kitchen tiles to be laid down. The apartment still needs some rearranging but we can't do anything till the floors are done. So right now we're taking a couple days to gather our strength back before the baby comes. He's due Oct.6. It's been a rough time for all of us but I suspect that it's only the beginning. I'm going to get back to my book while it's quiet and we're in between crisis. Thanks for stopping by!


What Happened After The Flood

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting     We live in a "garden" apartment, that means basement. With the recent heavy rains our apartment flooded. It turns out that the sump pumps in the two buildings our landlord owns were not working. Before we knew it our apartment became a small pond. 

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting     This is my 23 year old daughter who lives with us. She is expecting her first child in about 3 weeks and has spent the last six months gathering baby things and nesting, trying to make things as perfect as possible for the baby. 

     My 21 year old son lives with us also. He and his sister are very close though it wasn't always that way.

     The day after the flood we waited for the landlord to see what he would do to help us not only because it's his property but also because his lack of maintainence was directly responsible for the flooded apartments in both his buildings. What would have been a logical solution for him and us turned into major drama. Here's what happened...


Photobucket - Video and Image HostingMe, "Landlord, you have an empty apartment on the third floor, our apartment is ruined and you have to replace all the flooring, why don't we just move into that vacant unit as is and you only have to fix up this unit?"

Landlord,"No,no,no.Photobucket - Video and Image HostingYou tear out carpeting and I replace it, in meantime you stay here."

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Son, "It's not healthy to live here till then, you're responsible, let us move upstairs, it's filthy,wet, and it stinks already!"

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"Your sister can stay upstairs till new carpet comes, I have other tenants in other building with kids and nowhere for them to go, if you don't like it you can move out! Pull up carpet and it will dry faster!"

Daughter, "Do you know how upsetting this is? Photobucket - Video and Image HostingI could have this baby any day now! I can't bring the baby to this!"

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingLandlord," Sorry, you can stay upstairs till carpet comes, then you come back down here"

This gave my husband a bad headache.Photobucket - Video and Image HostingHe couldn't get a word in and wondered why "we" have to pull up this soaking wet carpeting for our landlord. The answer was of course the sooner it's pulled up, the sooner it dries and the sooner new carpet can be laid. The other choice was to stay here on the soaking wet carpet for three more days till the carpet men came. He said nothing because we had no other choice and no where else to go.

Son, "We can report you and take legal action. You are responsible and this is not liveable conditions"Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Landlord, "You and your sister not on lease, you threaten me with legal action, you can get out!"Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"You can't do this to us, I can't have a baby here like this, I don't believe you're doing this! What are we supposed to do?"

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingMe, "Everyone just stop, we have no choice, stop yelling!"

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That was yesterday. We've spent the last two days ripping up carpeting, moving furniture, and bleaching the cracked concrete floor we now live on. Daughter has moved all the baby's things upstairs so it doesn't start to stink too. We're still not done and my son is breaking his back doing most of the heavy work with my husbands help. Daughter is still crying. Me? I'm just going to dive into this piece of chocolate cake and temporarily forget it all.Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

My neighbors are in a hotel and are filing suit against him.



     Welcome to Slam 101. This is a personal blog mainly for venting. I'm sure every one's run into people or situations that piss you off and you basically do nothing about them. Later upon reflection you think I wish I'd said this, or I wish I'd done that. Well this blog is mainly for wishing I had said and done things that I didn't, and sometimes for wishing I had kept my big mouth closed when I hadn't. It's my way of saying the things I no longer have the opportunity to say. It won't help the situations that have passed, but maybe it'll help me get it off my mind and my conscious.

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