the joys of apartment living
Thursday, October 18, 2012
For a long time now my downstairs neighbors have been complaining to the complex manager that my bathroom leaks into her bathroom when my kids bathe. So the new manager (here less than a month after the other person left by mutual consent) came into my apartment while only my son was home. He determined that if we make sure the shower curtain is closed properly when they shower or take a bath then the problem will be solved. Seriously? Then why do they get leaks when the floor is dry? Whatever.
But he was displeased with the cluttered and unvacuumed state of my house. It wasn't dirty. It just looked rough because we kind of suck at putting things away. I got my room, my bathroom, the living room, dining room, and kitchen all done today working at a slow-moderate pace. In the morning I'll do the kids' bathroom and finish my girl's room. Hopefully the boy will have his presentable.
While doing the kitchen I handwashed some dishes. When I pulled the plug... WHOOSH!... I found myself standing in a massive puddle! This is the second time that pipe has come loose. My downstairs neighbor came up later to ask if I had a kitchen leak now because her kitchen ceiling is wet. Lovely. I explained that maintenance had already been over and refused my request to put a permanent fix on the pipe.
Oh well. While this place isn't exactly awesome, it does have one benefit. I'm upstairs so nobody's leaking on me!