The Nutty Renters Are Finally Gone!

@CatsandDogs (13964)
United States
October 5, 2009 11:48pm CST
Yes!! The nut case woman and her husband have finished moving out today!! Yippee!! What happened was, I was typing up an email and something told me to call my parents and thank God I did because the nut case and her husband were there and she was going off on my parents all the while her husband told her to shut up but she wouldn't. Then she made a threat that she was going to take a knife to my mom! Mom heard her from her porch so she had dad come out and sit with her to be sure that they didn't steal anything of theirs. As soon as dad told me that, I got up from here in a hurry and flew out of here! Dad had called the police and gee, thanks to this Mayberry Town here, supposedly all the cops were busy at the moment but one would come out as soon as they could. Yeah, one came alright, right after the nut and her husband left! On the way there, we got a phone call telling us that they had left and when we got there, there was the cop. This one was right nice, very down to earth and not arrogant and snotty like the last one was. So hubby and I went inside the rental house and GOOD LORD!! What a mess!! The place stunk to high heaven!! These two idiots smoked like a chimney and had burned holes in the carpet and spilled ashtrays time and time again in two different areas where it's as black as black can be! Anyway, hubby and I found some cleaners in my parents home and some rags to clean with and we got busy! We were there from 4:00 till 10:00 and we're still not finished but we're close! We cleaned the cabinets, top and bottom, the stove, windows, bathroom and the walls, bedroom and the walls and vacuumed. Tomorrow we're going to shampoo the hell out of the carpet in hopes we can save them, clean the refrigerator, and clean the walls in the living room and kitchen which is one huge room then we'll be finished. (I hope!) Mom is wanting to help but she can't and looks so sad at us and keeps saying, "You guys have done enough! You've helped us ever since we've moved down here!" And she's says, "I'll never ever be able to repay you guys for all you've done and continue to do!" I've told her "Yes you can mom, and that is to love me and that's all I want" She says, "I do love you but you guys have worked your butts off and it's not right!" I keep telling her "Mom, if we didn't want to do it, we wouldn't. It's as simple as that. Besides, I promised you that I'd care for you and dad when you got older, I mean to keep that promise." She says, "I know but not like this!" Now I wish I knew what to tell her to make her feel better but I don't know what else to say. I don't want her feeling bad because she can't help or because of all we do and so on. I want her to feel good to know that her place is clean and things that need doing that she can't do is being done and that we love her and dad very much. I just want them to have peace and if it means sacrificing mine for a little while so they can have theirs, I'll do it...... I AM doing it!! But I don't want either one of them to feel guilty for it!! It beats the purpose!! Anyway, have you ever been so happy to see someone move away? LOL I know I am and so is the WHOLE neighborhood!! LMBO!! Now we need to find new renters but that shouldn't be too hard but hopefully they'll be decent ones this time.
8 people like this
15 responses
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
6 Oct 09
I am glad to hear that those people are finally out of your parent's rental and your parents (and you) may now finally get some peace and quiet. I can imagine the sense of relief and the feeling of the weight being lifted off everyone's shoulders. Your Mom is happy, I am sure, she just feels like she should be able to do more for herself. It isn't that she really feels bad because you are helping, it is more that she recognizes that she cannot do all that she once did and feels bad due to that. It is almost more of an independance issue that anything else. No one wants to admit that they simply cannot do things as they used to. I have been happy to see people move a few different times. The most recent was about a year ago, maybe a little longer. We had some very loud neighbors who liked to party late into the night, crank up the music, laugh and talk loudly outside my bedroom window, and overall, just be inconsiderate. I was so happy the day they movrd.
2 people like this
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
6 Oct 09
It is a huge relief to have these idiots gone! What a mess they left behind! GROSS!! But by the end of the day, we'll have it all back to looking and smelling good again, God willing!! I do understand what you mean about my mom and yeah, that's part of it and the other part is we have done A LOT but at the same time, we want to do it to help. Not to make her feel guilty or worse. Sometimes I feel as if I can't win either way I go BUT, at least she'll feel better knowing the job is done so I guess that counts for something!
1 person likes this
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
12 Oct 09
That is awesome that you helped your parents out in their time of need. I kind of know how your mom must feel....I'd be the same way. I don't ever ever want to be a burden to my children and they'd be just like you...they'd claim to want to help. I know they'd be sincere but I just would not want to be that to them. I'm glad you got those people out of there. I have a friend that is a land lord and that is the hardest part...finding decent tenants. He does background checks and checks job history, renting history and legal records. all that and still no guarantees.
1 person likes this
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
14 Oct 09
I don't consider it a burden at all because they gave me life and raised me to have good moral values. They've never forsaken me for any reason so why should I do that to them? Not saying that's what you mean so please don't misunderstand me here! We should care for our parents BUT our parents shouldn't make it so hard for us to do that. Hopefully soon we'll have a renter for their rental home. You are right, there aren't any guarantees.
1 person likes this
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
14 Oct 09
Hi there cats, You misunderstand me. See, I am a mom of 4 girls and I'm not young. So far...knock on wood....I am very independent and do not need their help. I was in no way saying that you thought your parents were a burden. I know that to you they are not. I also know my girls would come running to help me if I needed and they would not consider me a burden. I was I guess more or less relating to how your mom was feeling. You mentioned that she felt that you had done more than enough. I would feel like that too I think. I mean, I know I wouldn't be a burden in my girl's minds but I think knowing me that I would "feel" as if I were. I am sorry...I didn't mean to upset you. I think it is awesome that you are helping your parents out. They are very lucky to have you!
1 person likes this
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
14 Oct 09
Ps...I'm really sorry for being confusing. I hope you understand now where I was coming from....just relating to your mom's feelings of not being able to help or repay you etc. I'm sorry cats.
1 person likes this
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
6 Oct 09
My mom had a bad spell when I had to do a lot for her and she protested, too. I just told her that she'd spent most of her life and all of mine doing things for me and supporting me emotionally and sometimes financially. It's the least I can do to try to pay back just a little of that love. Find an old couple! An active old couple who won't expect your parents to keep them company. Check out references, don't just hope for the best. Are you allowed to ask for and check references in your state?
1 person likes this
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
6 Oct 09
BTW, you never said how you got them to leave. Did the police kick them out? Can they come back and claim unlawful eviction?
1 person likes this
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
8 Oct 09
This area that my parents live in, although it's beautiful and peaceful, it's considered a low income area which has it's ups and it's downs. The upside is, they don't have to pay for their medicare premiums anymore, the downside is, low income usually means, unclean people. NOT always but majority of the time so there is a chance that they could get that again but they're going to ask for previous renters that they've rented from before deciding on anyone. None of us want to go through what we've had to this time around. Mom and dad told them that they had to go. They were given one eviction notice a month or so back but they begged to stay and apologized for her running off with her mouth so mom and dad gave them a second chance. I let my parents know exactly how I felt about that too! Oh I was so hot!! I was some kind of pissed off!! So this time my parents told them they had to be out by the first and that was that. They left on their own although the woman kept running off with her mouth. My parents finally called the police to get them out and her to shut up or the cops to arrest her but they left before the cops got there.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Oct 09
Thank heavens they are gone. I can't stand nasty people & sounds like they would have won the prize for being the nastiest. I don't know what your parents would w/out u, I wish they would apperciate more than they do. Sounds like u & hubs really had a big job.
1 person likes this
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
8 Oct 09
For the life of me Jo, I can't understand how anybody can live under those types of conditions! UGH!! I'm a clean and organized freak because I can't stand it any other way! Even when company comes over, I still change the bed linens to be sure they're fresh and clean for them to sleep on. I'd hope it would be done for me as well if I were to ever visit with others, you know? I think my parents are appreciating me more now after finally realizing all we've done and continue to do. It seems that way anyway and I hope so. Time will tell.
1 person likes this
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
8 Oct 09
i HAVE NEVER UNDERSTOOD HOW PEOPLE COULD LIVE IN FILTH. i KNOW THERE ARE ALOT THAT SO BUT UNDERSTAND IT I DON'T. I do hope ur parents have had a change of heart where u are concerned but don't get your hopes up & let them hurt u again. U are too vunerable where they are concerned. U are a good daughter, too good & i hate to see u keep getting hurt by them.
1 person likes this
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
6 Oct 09
we had some loud, playing indecent rap music jerks across the street - there were finally enough complaints that the landlord evicted them
1 person likes this
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
8 Oct 09
We had the same thing when we lived in Killeen. This guy was a cabinet maker and decided to be a drunk instead. He'd get so drunk that he'd pass out while playing extremely loud music. To explain how loud, I could hear it from across his yard and mine and still could tell what the song was and I'm legally deaf! It wasn't the landlord who got him to straighten up, but his wife! She gave him the ultimatum to quit drinking and go to work or she was leaving. That did it, he quit and soon was back to working again.
1 person likes this
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
8 Oct 09
those people were a real problem, I was never so glad to see anyone's back
1 person likes this
@KrauseHome (35522)
• United States
13 Oct 09
Good for your Mom and the situation finally getting these people out of their. Somehow you need to make a Warning to make sure they do not do this to someone else in your area as well. I do think this is a lesson learned and will prepare you all when your Mom is ready to rent again. Wishing you all the Best.
1 person likes this
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
14 Oct 09
I just wish I had been there just once when that nut case woman went off on my parents! Just once and I can almost guarantee you that she would not have done it again! I might've been in jail for 30 days but you can bet it would've been worth it!! lol Like you, I'm glad they're finally gone!!
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Oct 09
hi catsanddogs i am so glad that the bad people who were giving you mom and dad such a bad time finally got out of there. what a mess they left. I know how your mom' feels as I watch my adult son fix errors and booboos onmy computer for me and go to real troubles to add things to my computer he feels I would enjoy, and I have no' computer expertise so have to just watch him. he knows' I appreciate it but when I try to tell him he just sortof' sluffs it off. oh yes the neighbor across the street when our kids were little was always blaming our little puppy for the dog turds he had found on his lawn.as we never let our puppy out of the house except on a leash and the dog turds were huge, we knew it was not our dog but a very large dog.But he was just ugly about it and always giving my hubby a bad time. but one day he came home with a broken nose and two large black eyes.the man next door to him had had an altercation with him, and gorgeous george the man who hated our dog ,got the worst of it,.he moved out the next day and all his neighbors came out on their doorsteps as he loaded the van and started clapping it was just hilarious. nobody liked the man.
1 person likes this
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
8 Oct 09
Your son probably feels the same as I do and is why he shrugs it off. He wants you to know that he knows you appreciate all he does but doesn't want to be put on a pedestal, so to speak. I'm laughing at your story about gorgeous george.... LMBO! Good for him and for the whole neighborhood!! He got what he deserved!!
@GardenGerty (101717)
• United States
7 Oct 09
Remind her, Cats, that she cared for you when you were helpless and a child and that children are supposed to grow up to be a blessing to their parents in their old age. It is just a turn about and it is nothing to feel guilty about. You would do as much for strangers as you do for family and are happy to be doing it.
1 person likes this
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
8 Oct 09
I've tried telling her that but she comes back with, "I'm a dependent person, I hate for anybody to wait on me" or "I was suppose to love and raise you, you didn't ask to come into this world, I brought you in this world so it's my responsibility to care for you" So no matter what I tell her, she's not listening so I lose.
• Malaysia
7 Oct 09
I had housemates. They paid me rental of the room daily. The wife worked in a club, while the husband lazed around the house whole day. And he walked around in his brief. Eventually, the wife disappeared and the guy who still hung around the house without paying any rental. He stole my food and left me nothing to eat at times. When wife came back after missing for a few weeks, both ran away without paying anything. I was only too happy to see them left. I also found out that the husband had been going around, claiming that he was my mother's husband, and wanted to borrow money, from whatever shops my mother frequented. Oh yeah, once - he had an argument with his wife, and something was mentioned of him not to walk around the house in his brief.. he marched all the way to the road and stripped down naked. They were my nightmare.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
8 Oct 09
OMG! Wow! You sure did have renters from hell! The guy must've thought his sh!t didn't stink and/or he was a gift from heaven! UGH!! YUCK!! It's a good thing they left when they did or they'd have tried to sponge even more off of you! How sad that they did it at all. Shame shame on them!!
@artistry (4154)
• United States
6 Oct 09
...Hi there CatsandDogs, Happiness is....that is great news. Happy for your parents, your folks will get over it, they're nice people, but people will take advantage of you, if you are too nice. Good your mom and dad have their children to look out for them. Hopefully the next tenants will be much better. Do a thorough background check, most of all find out why they are moving. Take care and good luck to all of you.
1 person likes this
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
8 Oct 09
Oh believe me, references will be taken of past renters before anybody rents my parents rental home this time around!! No way will we take any chances of new tenants!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Oct 09
Hooray and good riddance to bad rubbish. I too hope the next ones are better!
1 person likes this
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
8 Oct 09
Thanks dawnald! We hope so too but this time, we're going to take some past renters for references to be sure to get good ones this time!!
@cher8558 (425)
• Canada
6 Oct 09
Hi friend, I really, really don't mean to be nosy, but I just have to know... approximately how much do you earn on MyLot? You write so much good information. I just want to see if it really makes a difference. Thanks Cheryl
1 person likes this
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
8 Oct 09
Hi cher, I don't mind you're asking! Not at all but I wish I could tell you but I can't because it varies so much. I've made up to a dollar and some pennies before but that's working on the lot all day long. But I do make a bit more with making discussions and responding to them too as well as responding to other discussions too. Mylot has changed is paying system so I haven't been able to make a dollar a day for a long time besides, I've been quite busy too to even think about spending a day on here, as you well know. BTW, I didn't mean to ignore you when you were so kind to give me your email address!! I really do appreciate that and would email you if I had the chance but instead, I put it up on here instead. I can give you my email address in a pm if you'd like? I'll email you back, I promise!
• United States
6 Oct 09
lol....I relate to this, as there was MUCH rejoicing in our household when the people who lived upstairs from us moved out! We were not their landlords, we live in an apartment building and had the one directly below them, so we didn't have any of that to deal with. But my, the woman was a nutjob! She constantly complained that I made noise and played music too loud. The first time, I thought, ok, bit odd as I know I really don't have it loud - our only speakers are small computer ones and I really don't turn it up loud enough even to hear clearly in the next room. But I thought, fair enough, maybe you hear it loud up there because of the acoustics of the building or something. So I was quite polite and said, yes, sorry, I'll turn it down. But then she continued to complain over and over again, coming down saying 'its so loud my apartments shaking'. I knew this was ridiculous and eventually said so! She also started calling the girl in the leasing office, saying we were so loud. She said 'Ruth was playing this at this time in the morning' and it would be a time when I was at work! Or she would phone the office while I was there, and the girl would come and knock on my door and say she'd had a complaint, and I would have no music on at all, and hadn't all day! This girl had also been banned from the coffee shop where I worked for doing pretty much the same thing - complained about the service she got from someone who hadn't been there that day, and once she kept her coffee and brought it back the next day because we made it 'wrong' (too much or too little milk or whatever. But really, who saves and returns a cup of coffee?!!) She would lso vacuum, which we could hear, in the middle of the night! Eventually WE complained to the office about HER, and said we now felt we were being harassed by this woman. Sh was told this and told to stay away from us. A little while after this, there was a knock on the door. There she was, with a complaint. Apparently for three years she had wanted to say to me (but had restrained herself - hard to believe!) that at around 5 every night, she could smell me cooking dinner. The smell took over her whole apartment apparently, at the same time each night! (Erm that would be the time I do cook in time for my husband to get home and eat, then!) And naturally she knew it was from ME and not either of the two apartments either side of hers, or the other one below...lol... This was in winter, it was seriously snowing - she told me I had to open a window while I was cooking, and put the fan on. Maybe reasonable, but not in the context of everything else we had dealt with from her. I almost felt sorry for her, because she obviously has no life and needs attention to have to create drama for herself, but theres no helping someone who doesn't see their own problem. So, yes, when they moved out....WOOOT!
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
8 Oct 09
Good grief gal!! This capital B!tch was on the war path with you! WOW!! I'm just sitting here shaking my head in disbelief!! As the saying goes, it takes all kinds to make our world but this one really takes the cake!! I think I'd have a block party in celebration that she's gone!! LMBO!! Oh my gosh, this is really something.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
6 Oct 09
You are such a good person Cats! Your parents are lucky to have you, I hope my daughter will take care of me the way you take care of your folks when I get older! What a relief the ‘nut cases’ are gone! Fancy leaving the place in such a mess! Some people live like pigs and couldn’t careless about others’ property! We had the neighbours from hell living below us when we lived in a unit before we got married, they used to party every day of the week and we had to call the Police so many times; it never deterred them. I was the one who wanted to throw a party when they finally went and a nice quiet young lady moved in, what a relief! Hope your new tenants are decent ones; by the sound of it they can’t be much worse!
1 person likes this
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
8 Oct 09
I'm sure she will but let me give you a piece of advice, don't shut her out when she's trying to help. It's always good to be cautious but not unbending like my parents are. I love my parents but wish they'd stop being so block headed. We lived above this nut woman one time in an apartment and she complained about every little noise we made! She was such a pain in the a$$ that our landlord let us out of our lease so we could get away from her. She ended up doing us a favor because we found a small house which the rent was $50. cheaper!! lol
1 person likes this
• Canada
6 Oct 09
Wow, they sound like the tennants from hell!!! Too bad you don't live here. The police station is right outside of my back door, and there is ALWAYS a cop around when I need one. All i have to do is scream real loud, and they'll come down to see who is disturbing the piece, and then arrest the bad guys while they are here. That fact saved my life a couple of times, and even though this apartment is kinda dumpy, I woudln't live anywhere else.
1 person likes this
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
6 Oct 09
Get this, the husband said he's tried 20 + places in mental health to put her in and none will take her!! This woman is a danger to herself and anyone around her. They supposedly live in a trailer park now. She won't last long there because people like that don't take crap off of people like her. She'll be lucky to get out of there alive. You're so lucky to be so close to a police station! And one that works as it should! Dumpy or not, at least you're safe!