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    30th March 2006

    Shut down!

    The water was shut off at our house last night. I don’t think its very nice to complain about people to a sizeable web-audience, but I’m going to for six (long) sentences:

    Though we have tried to get ahold of him a number of times, we haven’t heard from our landlord John for several months – and haven’t seen him since last fall, when we waited for weeks for him to fix a leaking sink and a hole in the roof. We hear that he might have moved (maybe even to another country?), and have no real idea what his job is, but he’s trying to sell the house and every once in a while realtors come by to show the house and ask us where he might be – and of course we have no clue. We pay for electricity and he’s supposed to pay gas and water, so when the water shut down, we tried leaving messages at his workplace and on his cell-phone, which we thought was no longer in service because we haven’t gotten anything but a busy signal for a month. This morning, Jesse called the water company and found out that the bill was over $300 and then called John. Surprised to hear someone pick up the phone, Jesse explained the situation at which John swore several times and promised to work it out. Calling back an hour later, John masqueraded by saying that he had been paying the water bills for a house on the other side of the city, instead of 120 Madison SE he was paying for 120 Madison NE or something to that effect (at least I hope he was masquerading, because that would be beyond silly… and I don’t think that there is another 120 Madison in our zip anyway).

    Alright, I’m done. I’m going to the drinking fountain to fill up an old gatorade bottle and hopefully when I get home we’ll be able to flush our toilets.


    2 Responses to “Shut down!”

    1. Mike says:

      Oh, yeah well that is pretty…cool. Actually that is pretty lame, does mom know about this? Because i don’t know if i should alert her or not because i feel like she would just freak out about it.

    2. Rick says:

      That guy sounds like a bad landlord. Is the house in good condition? I was considering buying it.

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