Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Today I...June 15th

Today I...

...couldn't find a picture that really went with what I wanted to talk about in this post, so no picture there shall be.

...had a quiet day at work.

...called the landlord to ask him to send a plumber to come and look at my bathtub drain. He told me that he would have his general contractor at my place between 5:00 and 6:00 P.M. and seemed none too optimistic about the chances of his being able to removed the cap from my bottle of bath oil from the pipe drain. Right he was. The contractor came in a let lose a rather impressive string of curses (good old fashioned french church words) when he found out that he was going to have to try and get a cap out of the drain. He did what I did two weeks back first and plunged and plunged and plunged and it did not one bit of good. The he tried throwing compressed air at it so many times I lost count. Still nothing. The only solution to this problem apparently is for them to go into the apartment below mine and open up their ceiling so that he can remove the entire pipe and replace it. I was most disgusted to find out that I WILL MOST LIKELY HAVE TO PAY THE 500$-600$ THIS WILL COST!!! What the H??? Does the landlord think that I purposely threw the cap down there? I mean, seriously??? My only hope for getting out of having to pay for this is that the contractor noticed that the tub or something is leaking because a gasket around the tub or something is worn through and that he would have to go and open up my downstairs neighbor's ceiling to solve that problem anyhow. I am also hoping that my landlord will take into account the fact that I am a model tenant and have always, except for one time, paid my rent on time, that I taken excellent care of my apartment and that no one ever complains about me making noise. Maybe then he will take pity on me. I will let you all know how things develop, but things may not budge for about two days since they have to get permission from the person downstairs to go and open up their ceiling before doing any work.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Karine! On a night like tonight, I have enjoyed catching up on your blog! Your pictures and posts about Rodeo Drive are really cool, and I would love to go there and see all the glitz and glamour, and then come back to my quiet life here in Virginia.

    I hope your issue with your landlord is resolved in YOUR favor and he sees the benefit of a good tenant and that accidents happen!

    THANK YOU also for the good thoughts for Hamlet. He's resting quietly...I hope it'll be a quiet night too.