Hubby and I returned to Michigan late Sunday night, after living in Washington State for the past year. We were shocked to find the condition that our renter left our home in. Originally, we weren't going to rent out our house, as I just didn't like the idea of someone that we didn't know would be living there. But, my cousing who was our realtor at the time persuaded us to rent it out. Well, she broke her lease early, and in 8 months time left our once beautiful and sparkling clean home in total shambles. Almost all of the carpet was ruined with dog pee stains, and the stench from it all was overwhelming. Needless to say, I've been in tears since we got back. Also, the hardwood floors in our bedroom not only were deeply gouged, they smell of dog pee and cigarette smoke, though no one was supposed to smoke in the house. She ruined much of our yard, that we always took pride in, killing large areas of grass. The list goes on and on. She never cleaned, so I spent the entire first day throwing out the trash she left behind, and cleaning and sanitizing everything in site. She also painted huge black and white checkerboard on the walls of our loft, and her teenage daughter wrote graffiti all over the walls. To add insult to injury, the insurance adjuster said that our policy (the one our agent assured us would cover any possible damage she might do) didn't cover any of it. They only would cover if she had burnt the house down!
On top of it all, we have a neighbor from hell (who thankfully doesn't live next door). He had caused us grief on and off over the past 10 years, as he doesn't like that our dock is right across the road from his house (even though we have legal right to be there, and have deeded lake access). He's had lawyers send us threatening letters over the years. We hadn't even been home 24 hours, and he filed yet another complaint against us, and a police officer showed up at our house telling us to move our dock.
I would much rather talk about decorating or crafting or other fun things, but right now things are just too crazy. I tried uploading some photos to shown you what we are dealing with here, but we have a very weak connection til we get Comcast installed. So, I humbly ask for your prayers, that we find a bright spot in all of this mess. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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