Saturday, January 7, 2012

What The Hell Have You Done?!

     Oh, what did you do?  Dad, you really got us into a good one this time.  New home, new job, new surroundings- all I can say is, nothing is as it seems.  You couldn't sit still, could you?  Haven't you ever heard of the saying "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is"?  Is the grass really greener on the other side?  I think not.  Lesson learned.  The job came with a "free" apartment.  Needs to be painted- no problem.  May need some fixes. No problem.  What they didn't say was that the carpet should be condemned.  Mom and dad are afraid to walk barefoot on it.  The big, dark stains of unknown origin in this- what's supposed to be a "market ready" unit concern them.  "It's been shampooed three times" they said. 
     Dad's new employer doesn't use commercial carpet cleaners.  The "housekeeper" is a resident with a shampoo machine available at WalMart.  They don't use HVAC, plumbing, or electrical vendors, most likely, dad's learning, because they don't pay their bills.  So far that's the case with pest control and HVAC vendors, at least.
    Dad's "boss" stated that her motto is "Just get it done".  Now that we've been here almost two weeks dad says it should be more accurately "Just get it done with no money and basically no supplies".  Don't buy parts, equipment or supplies, just steal things from unoccupied units, then if someone moves in, if we absolutely have to, buy it.  People here are afraid to call and ask for anything.  No one speaks English.  Dad's first three emergency calls went unaddressed because he didn't understand their language nor they his.  Nothing in the job listing dad answered said anything about a bilingual requirement.  Dad's told the problems that arise are his responsibility, not the manager's.  He's supposed to know everything.  He's supposed to be doing the work of licensed contractors and technicians.  Dad, you got us into a good one.  I still love you, but the stress and tension in the air in our new "home" are so thick it's hard to move and breathe, let alone purr.  Thank God I can find my way to the library so I can escape and write a new post.  We won't be getting the internet here- hell, we won't even be staying here.  At least I can play games, hide and seek, and tag with the cockroaches that come out after mom and dad go to bed. 
    

14 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Oh beautiful Orbit! :-( Me and Charlie are so sorry to hear about this. How awful. You and your mum and dad started off with such high hopes and optimism and the reality is horrible. Oh please give your mum and dad some extra cuddles. We hope you have a Plan B! We hope you all find a get out clause from this awful place. We have everything crossed for you! Please please take care. Purrs!
x

ABBY said...

Oh Orbit
We are so sorry....we sure do hope that things improve and we will be sending big purrpiles to you.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Katnip Lounge said...

Holy Cod. This is everybody's moving nightmare...and you're unlucky enough to get it. We all feel TERRIBLE for you. Is there anything we can do to help? A chip in or an auction to raise some $$ for you to move again?
We are all sending our best thoughts your way!

Daisy said...

Oh no, my stomach is clenched in worry for you. I wish there was some way to help. I hope your dad can figure out something else to do so you can get out of there. Please try to keep us updated as you can.

Cara n Crew said...

Yow! Orbit, we are sorry your move isn't turning out so well. We're with the Lounge Kats; if there is anything we can do to help, please meow! We are keeping you and your folks in our purrs,

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Prancer Pie said...

Thank Cod you updated! We've been worried efurry since you spent Christmas on the road. We hopes you get out of there, quick. Please be safe. Purrs and purrayers are being sent. xoxo

Michelle said...

So sorry things didn't work out. I am with the other comments. If we can help please let us know. I will be praying that you find a way out of this.

Michelle said...

Almost forgot. I can at least help with the roach problem. When My husband was stationed in Germany,we had a problem with them. We found out they hate bleach. Have as little cardboard boxes and paper bags as you can. They love the stuff. The bleach won't get rid of them.But it will keep them in the walls and out of your living area.

Whisppy said...

Oh dear. That sounds really bad. We hope you guys are able to move out soon and that things get better.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sorry to hear about all the lies your Daddy was told. Purrrrrring that you can bail out of this particular branch of h*ll soonest.

purrrrsss

Avalons Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Holy Cod dis iz Terrible newz ^..^ it all soundz so Scarey :( we all hopes you can get owt ov dere really soon...... pleaze be Safe ^..^
Purrz & Purrrayez fur you and your mum & dad ~ ^..^ x 6 + 1

The Purr Diaries said...

Oh no! That sounds terrible Orbit, I'm so so sorry. Hopefully, somehow, someway, things will turn around for you :o(
Keep us as updated as you can!
Purrs xo

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Sounds like your manager advertised a dream job that's actually a nightmare. So sorry things didn't turn out the way they were described. We have all our paws crossed things change for the better.

The Chair Speaks said...

Sorry, we missed your comment in an earlier post. Thank you for visiting us.

Yes, we do know how you feel when you do not understand another's language as we live in a multi-racial country.