my organic mouse-be-gone sachets arrived the other day and worked great! no mouse sightings for 4 days. until last night.
my bathroom ceiling is growing mold at an alarming rate. i’ve called the landlord about it, showed it to him and asked the super twice to get it removed. i called the city and registered a mold complaint this morning.
the rock wall in the back yard avalanched back in march and the landlord promised to fix that as well. a giant hole remains in the very center of the wall.
when the landlord was here over a month ago to check on my various complaints, i also showed him the soot that was shooting all over my back yard from the boiler which is located in the basement directly below my apartment. soot is an awful substance. it’s like mercury in the way it moves. the only way to clean it is to gently vaccuum by holding the vaccuum nozzle directly above each granule of soot. if you try any other way it smudges into the surface it is located on and nothig will remove it – not even bleach. soot travels too. it gets onto the curtains and every time the curtains move even a little bit, the soot crawls upwards. it’s weird stuff. I can only imagine what the neighbors were thinking when i was vaccuuming my back yard for over an hour. if they have a blog, i’m sure i’m in it.
this morning i came outside with my laptop at around 6:30 to get a little work done outside before the rain starts, only to find another soot explosion. this one was even worse than the last. it has covered all of my plants and everything else in the yard. it has ruined the following items of mine:
my 2 lounge chairs that i purchased about a month ago, 4 cloth placemats, one yoga mat, 2 chair cushions, the table umbrella and my ‘work’ chair. total damage, somewhere around $400.
cleaning as much as i could has cost me an hour of work time, not to mention the humiliation of the hundreds of people in their apartments getting ready for work who potentially witnessed me vaccuuming my yard plants at 6:30 am.
these things, coupled with the general filth in the hallway, have motivated me to make a decision. it’s time to move.