Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Waxing Moon
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Sunny and gorgeous

Yesterday was kind of a struggle. The noise and dust were horrible — in the three years since the scumbag landlords took over the building, there has been exactly ONE day that was not a Sunday or a holiday without total chaos, breaking the state law that tenants are entitled to “quiet enjoyment” of their apartments. I couldn’t pack up and work elsewhere because I had to be on hand for Elsa.

I got about 1300 words done on POWER OF WORDS, and it took me all afternoon (with headphones on) to write, polish, and get off an article that was nearly 2000 words.

The only skit I could come up with was one slaughtering noisy workmen, but it wasn’t particularly funny. It might become the seed of something entertaining, but in present form, it’s therapy, not theatre.

Elsa held steady. I changed from the ParaClenz mixture to an Allergy mixture, hoping to get rid of the congestion and stop the runny nose — I don’t think it’s helping. I also gave her a mixture of B and C vitamins, which I think does help a bit.

My neighbor’s going to Sweden for three weeks at the end of this week, so I’m going to go in every day to feed and hang out with her very large cat during that time. Elsa is NOT contagious (thank goodness, or Iris and Violet would be in danger), but I’ll still use the good old Purell coming and going.

I sent out a batch of queries yesterday and already got a request for a partial, so that goes off today. Fingers crossed!

Back to the page, to see if today will be more productive. It’s so nice, I might spend part of the day outside, too, taking a walk somewhere. And I have to get some groceries in.

Devon

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  1. I don’t understand how they’re able to break the law so flagrantly. Is there no one who will listen? Keep on them. They’ve messed with the wrong person.

    Love that the situation is at least giving you creative output. That’s making lemonade from lemons! 🙂

    • There are NO consequences for breaking the law. It took a FULL YEAR to get a response to a complaint filed last year, and, in the meantime, they just keep breaking the law. The purpose is high turnover of tenants, to keep jacking up rates and get the building out of rent protection. They will do everything they can to drive tenants out, and, because of the slow response times, there’s no way to stop them.

      The only way to stop them would be if I was uber-rich and willing to take them to court for a large civil law suit, and let the lawyer on both sides make millions. And if I had that kind of money, I’d be doing other things with it and not living here anyway.

  2. Is there no tenant association that would offer free assistance with all that?
    I’m glad that Elsa is holding steady.I hope you are able to take your walk and enjoy at least part of your day.

  3. Rock on Elsa! She’s a wee trooper 🙂

    What about a skit that centred around those workmen but made them look really, really thick? I’m thinking a group of workmen who are a cross between Harold Lloyd and Little Britain.


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