Unappreciated

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We’ve a houseguest for the next several days so I bleached the bathroom good and he in turn gave me shortbread cookies from a bakery in NY that I love. I like the personality that old buildings have, but one of the drawbacks of living in a 90 year old apartment building is the bathroom’s toilet and sink look a …

Yuck! Yuck, yuck, yuck!

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One thing this apartment has been fairly good about is a lack of bugs, which I appreciate. Sure, during the summer months there’s always one big ol’ waterbug sighted scrambling across the kitchen floor to scurry back outside under the door, and about three or four times a year, after it rains, ants suddenly flow in under same back door …

Fresh pipe

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Wherein You Learn From My Mistakes, Hopefully, But Probably Not Because I Never Did (should be the name of this blog). Well, for several hours this morning our kitchen sink got needed attention from the landlord and his helper, G. (who I call the Super and for all intents and purposes is). Turns out there were several problems. Yes, seems …

Answer me why…

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Everyone else can write about the important stuff. My blog is for asking pointless questions that no one either bothers to answer or simply can’t answer. (Oh, wait, I was informed the aloe vera was dying because it was getting too much water. I stopped watering it except when the soil was completely dry and, well, my big beautiful plant …

We have a new upstairs neighbor (still typing without the apostrophe as WordPress will not let me use it now)

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Our last upstairs neighbors were two women who moved in and then never paid rent. The apartment just above us has a history of people moving in who cease at some point to pay rent and then skip out. These women never paid rent again at all. Earlier this week I heard someone upstairs at a time when the landlord …

Preserving the underground history of a city

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Apparently it’s annother anniversary with Earthlink. They send us a link to an anniversary page that shows a present with confetti raining over it. Despite the fact I hate Earthlink, confetti always manages to make me feel special. Inner child goes, “Look, confetti!” for one split second. But even the inner child knows better and shoves the present back, crying, …

The apartment above us doesn’t like anyone to pay rent for it or live there very long

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When you hear lots of scraping on the floor above in the middle of the night, if you live in an apartment building you may suddenly become an heir to plants left behind by neighbors who are slipping away without paying their rent. The first time we ended up with a concrete lawn bunny and some chimes. The lawn bunny …