The Tables Have Turned

@Rozie37 (15499)
Turkmenistan
November 15, 2008 10:14pm CST
For all of my friend's who were concerned about me being evicted, I have excellent news. The tables have been turned and now the government will be investigating this place. I have been dragged through all kinds of hell in the last six months. The administrator made up lies about me and attempted to evict me from my home. Although, I was trusting God, things did not look good for me at all. So I began to desperately search for a place to stay. But God was not making a way for me to move. I got so afraid that I began to question my faith and think that God had forsaken me. I had no choice be to go to court on October 22, and this is when things started to turn around. Because I was afraid if ending up out on the street, I had not paid my rent in three months. But then, because I was stressed out, I was spending like I had lost my mind. I even ended up having over $500 in overdraft fees, which the next months rent covered. Then when I went to court on the 22nd, after their lawyer had tried to intimidate me, the trial started and the judge insisted on hearing my whole story, over the objection of the lawyer. When he saw the eviction notice that they have given me, he could not believe his eyes. He asked the administrator, "Who do you think you are, God? You are not above the court and can not evict anyone. He said, if you had told me that I was evicted, I would not have paid rent either. Since the judge had never heard of something so stupid, he did not know how to rule on the case. He said that he would need to do research on mail us his decision. The letter came a couple of weeks ago. The judge had ruled for me and against them and they have to pay the court fees. But this was not the end, because I knew that they had been getting away with a lot of mess in the three years that I have been here alone. So after not getting any help from the people I had e-mailed before, I e-mailed the Department Of Mental Health in Sacramento. He contacted the state licensing person who is over this facility and sent him the three page letter that I had typed. This is the same one that said that I would never get the opportunity to go to court and hung up in my face when I attempted to call him to help me. You see, when he came out, not only did he not investigate the things that I had said, but he took the side of the facility and basically told me that I had no rights. Then I saw him here on Thursday and he looked like he wanted to speak to me, but I had no more to say to him. Then to my surprise, I get a call from him on Friday saying that he had cited the facility for trying to evict me illegally and that he would be investigating the things in the letter. He was only trying to cover his butt. He knows that he can be fired for lying to me and not trying to help me. Right now, I am just mellow about the whole thing and waiting to see what God would have me to do next. The biggest hurdle for me now is trying to get the people that live here with me to realize that they do not have to be afraid to speak up for themselves when they are done wrong. But they are so afraid of being evicted. Even though I have let them know that they can not be evicted for speaking up for their rights. A lot of them have sustained injuries from the cheap furniture. Some of them have seen friend's needlessly die or come close to dying. Some have been cursed at, yelled at, or insulted and they feel like they have no choice but to deal with it and that makes me very angry. I am going to continue to pray that God replaces the workers here that do not care, with ones that do. God has proved himself faithful to me once again. And people wonder why he is everything to me. I love him so, so much.
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9 responses
@magnet (2087)
• United States
2 Dec 08
I am so glad that things are working out for you. I have not been on mylot for a while so I did not know you were going through, no wonder you are not my friend anymore. I did not seem like I care. since school start I just don't have time to be on the internet as much reading all those posts on mylot.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
4 Dec 08
I am sorry if I took you off my list. It is nothing personal. I edit my list every now and then. I know that on sites like these, people like to have as many friends as possible. I get overwhelmed with trying to keep up with everyone. I don't mind putting you back on my list. Maybe you are there and the alert is simply off, I will check and see.
@magnet (2087)
• United States
15 Jan 09
That's ok, I have deleted some that are not active also. I use to spend a lot of time on mylot, but now I don't really have the time like I use to.
@maddysmommy (16230)
• United States
16 Nov 08
That is AWESOME Rozie!!! So happy for you and glad that you were able to overcome this. I'm sure God has a lot more install for you there and I pray that he continues to shine through you so others can see how strong you are, how much you care for them and they no longer need to be scared or afraid to stand up for themselves.
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@winterose (39887)
• Canada
16 Nov 08
I am so happy that things are finally turning around for you, I know the stress you were going through, I was feeling much the same here too, and now it appears I don't have to move either. Incidently I was evicted in 2005 and came here, and figured I would have to move from here too, but all is okay now for me too.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Nov 08
I am so happy for you. It is so unsettling when someone is threatening to out you out of your home. Especially, when you know that you do not deserve it. I am glad that God has worked things out for both of us.
• United States
29 Nov 08
My friend I am so sorry I am late at answering this but I am so glad to finally get this wonderful news. I am glad you had the strength to sand up for your rights and you will get something done now. I am proud you did what had to be done. I know having a land lord that is bad and intimidating to the tenants is bad and that the tenants need to stand together and fight for their rights. May god bless and I am proud of you.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
30 Nov 08
Thank you so much Teapotmom. This has been one of the hardest struggles of my life and it is far from over. I am going to be looking to my Mylot friend's for support in the coming months. Things are still pretty crazy around here.
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• United States
4 Dec 08
Keep strong and keep up your faith. I good luck and you can always PM me if you need to talk privately.
@GardenGerty (146278)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Rozie, the things you have posted on here have shown me that you are a very wise lady. I know that there are reasons you are in a residential program, but that does not mean that you are not wise. The wisdom is of God, I know. There have been things you have posted that have really blessed me. You are where you are for God's reason, and I hope you feel encouraged to let your light continue to shine. Would you say that the people in your program are mentally handicapped, or mentally ill? Do you know that there is a Bill of Rights that is specifically for the disabled? I work in a residential program, and we periodically review a different right per month or when necessary with our clients so that they know their rights. There is a similar Bill of Rights for the elderly. What those Bills of Rights say is that you have the same rights as any other citizen and the right to due process. You just showed everyone the truth, and I am so proud of you.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Nov 08
Thank you so much. Some of the people here are developmentally disabled and some are mentally ill. I have severe emotional problems because of being abused as a child. And you are absolutely right, I have Godly wisdom. I thank him so much for it. I know that God put me here for this very reason and I do my best to do his will. It is not always easy, but I am learning to trust him more everyday. He is an awesome God.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Nov 08
Oh, by the way, I found out about the Department Of Justice, Civil Rights Division for that disabled and I have contacted them by mail. Thank you for the information.
@flowerchilde (12530)
• United States
17 Nov 08
Kool!! I am very glad to hear your good news..
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
30 Nov 08
Thank you.
@ladygator (3467)
• United States
17 Nov 08
Wow Rozie, I really embrace your honesty and dedication to doing the RIGHT thing no matter what the odds look like. You will be so greatly blessed because of it since you Chose to speak in the name of truth no MATTER how scary!!!! You havce restored my faith that there really are a few good ones left if not just one who stands alone. May God greatly bless you in your heart and soul.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Nov 08
Thank you so much. I have to give glory to God, because in and of myself, I could do nothing, but fail. I thank him all the time for the gift of a caring heart. It is so nice to help others and see them smiling.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Never ever ever give up on your faith Rozie because that's what the devil wants you to do. Besides, it could be a test of faith as well just like the hell I'm going through for so long too, I think is a test of faith and I'm not waivering in the least bit. I may get upset and/or angry but will never ever give up my faith! I applaud you and your strength to fight back!! Way to go gal!! I hope you're able to get things right again for the sake of all the people who live there. May I ask where or what is it that you live in? Is it a group home where others help care for one another or something like that? Just curious is all.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Nov 08
I live in a board and care for the mentally ill. The government pays a monthly check for our rent and personal needs. We all have different levels of functioning, so some people are more able to help themselves than others. My problem is being too emotional. I experience each emotion to a unhealthy extreme. For instance, when I am angry, I can feel the physical harm that it is doing to me. My throat gets tight. Sometimes I get a migraine and I usually have severe anxiety attacks. The worst thing that happens when I am angry is that I become self abusive, but I don't talk about that very much.
@Shaun72 (15961)
• Palatka, Florida
16 Nov 08
That is wonderful Rosie I am glad that everything worked out in your favor. i am glad that this jerk over the apartments is being looked at by the laws. I am so glad the judge was in your favor. I was really concerned about what was going to happen. i am glad God helped you through all this
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Nov 08
I am very relieved, but still realizing everyday that it has turned for my favor. It was long and hard, but God has once again proven himself faithful in my life and I think him.