Tuesday, May 13, 2008

House Cleaning

I have resettled a little after the last post, thanks mainly to my beautiful bf Axel and his words of wisdom and the comments shared by Inger C at Hello Craft Lovers reminding me that there is plenty of time to be an artist as we never stop being one, it's something you can go back to at anytime in your life. I do have to say though I still feel like it is something I should be doing now when I am younger rather than older. I am scared domestic life, kids husband will really take over then and seal the creative envelope shut. But of course these are fears and not necessarily my future reality.

Anyhow I finally had my tenants move out of my house I lease and have started on the big 'clean up'. Now I know things could have been worse but at the same time the house was not left in the best of states and outside was worse, things broken and nothing I could actually claim. Very annoying. If there is anyone here from Melbourne I tell you John Kontek, Sunshine has failed to manage my property properly. They have not done one inspection over the last 3.5 years and have made appointments with us to inspect the property and not shown up only later to argue that they did not make an appointment with us. Ha! obviously we just dreamt up the date and time. And above all they have lost my last months rent by telling the tenants to pay after they move out. As if they are going to pay after they move out. Seriously why should I miss out on money if they want to be lazy and not do their job as they should. Anyhow I think I will take matters further with them. Not happy Jan!

Anyhow all weekend we have been painting and cleaning and this weekend we will start on the backyard. I need to get the roof fixed and painted and also put up a new fence. My parents have been awesome. Mum has helped me paint and dad is going to help with the removal of a broken down patio and the fence. The Garden needs a good clean up too, there is ivy growing on the side of the house that is about 9 feet tall.

I must say I will be happy when it is all finished, clean and fresh smelling with less out of control plant life and a 6'4 fence so nosey neighbours can't peep in. Oh must not forget all finished off with a non-leaking roof!

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