Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Horrors on Hoyne

Moving is never fun or easy. This time around it's been extra difficult and extra unfun. In late November Rob and I became very uncomfortable with our living situation at the apartment we had been living in for about 3 years when our landlord asked to borrow money from us and we learned of other unusual behavior of hers including ghost sightings. We decided it was time to get the hell out of there. So we started looking for a new place and found this cool 2 story coach house. We decided to go for it. Oh, how I wish we hadn't! It's been nothing but trouble since we signed the lease. First the heat broke and a pipe froze before we moved in which delayed our move in date. The broken heat prevented the floor sealant to work so it was like an ice skating rink. Then they fixed it by putting a terrible coat of laminate on it which looks absolutely awful. Once we finally moved in every few days there was a different problem. Mostly with the water - some days pipes would freeze and we'd have no shower and then our hot water heater broke. The landlord definitely takes care of every problem that has come up as quickly as he can but at times he's been downright mean to Rob about all the issues that have come up. Then came the squirrels. Every since we moved in we could hear squirrels scurrying around in the ceiling above the office. Once we noticed some holes in the hallway that we assumed were the squirrels making their way inside, we insisted the landlord call the pest control company. They came and set up traps and I think we've caught 8 so far including one that did in fact make it in the house. The pest company said the gutter line of the house looks like swiss cheese and he thinks there's a raccoon living in the main house in front of ours - thank god not ours! It's been traumatizing! We still love that there's an office I can use for crafting and that Rob can play his drums inside, but basically it's the apartment from hell and I can't wait to move! I'm actually scared to imagine what disasters might be next for us...but I had to document the true horrors we've experienced on Hoyne so far!