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30 weeks pregnant and 'vacationing' in OKC where dh and I have a house that we rent out to a friend, the reason for the visit? To fix a fence that we told the neighbor we'd fix more than a year ago.
To be honest I'm ticked off.
Why doesn't the neighbor fix the dang fence?
Why didn't our friend/tenant find the time in the last year and a half to fix it like he said he would (we bought the supplies and they have sat in the yard that long waiting to be used).
Vacation is NOT vacation for us... it is work. And it SUCKS!!! true we have gotten to see lot of our friends that we have really missed since moving so far away (san diego with the military, and then Michigan for the only job DH could get at the time), but why is my husband outside working in 90+ degree weather ALONE to replace a fence?
I wasn't angry about it until last night our tenant/friend came home early to help with the fence but didn't tell us that he was going to and we'd already left (DH had been out there all day), and we accidentally forgot to lock his truck (he let DH borrow it to pick up some more supplies) and he got so angry he was throwing things around and wouldn't talk to DH, and nearly hurt himself a few times. We didn't do anything to warrant that much anger, it was an accident. And this isn't just a tenant, he is our friend... and our relationship has been good, I wouldn't say great, but very good although long distance until now...
I need to spend some time in prayer, this guy seems to be stuck in a depressed state and all our mutual friends are seeing him slide away and don't know what to do about it....
not looking forward to cleanin up the yard that was already a mess with branches and such this afternoon.... but gotta get it done, this house is OUR house and should be taken care of.
awe, I am sorry you guys have to deal with all of that right now. I really hope that your friend/tenant can get a hold on what is actually bothering/going on with him and get himself on a good track again.
Jamie age 37-Married to Widget age 33 for 14 years
Tristen James born 10-28-00
Logan Boyce born 1-19-04
Brayden Monroe born 8/2/07
Sophia Elizabeth born 10-4-2103
It is hard, we've seen him struggling and not getting better for the last 3 years that he has lived there, this is the first time it has really affected our house though.
Doesn't help that we were thinking now might be a good time to sell it and we discovered that instead of the value going up (as we hoped since it is really close to where the huge tornado hit in Moore, and people should be looking for places to live now) it has actually gone down in value and we will have to hold onto it longer... I don't mind the holding on to it, but the maintenance for things like this are hard, since this is NO vacation.... it has been hard on all of us, kids have not gotten enough sleep lately, Husband has worked his tail off for three days, and I'm well... tired, pregnant, sick of sleeping on an air mattress, and all that....
I'm feeling slightly better now though... going to get a shower for the first time in a few days and I've got the kids in bed to take naps, so maybe we will recover a bit today.
I'm sorry your friend is going through that, and I am sorry that you have someone staying there who is maybe not going to be totally on top of things and stable. That must be stressful, and I can't imagine having to be fixing and cleaning things in the heat while pregnant.