Can I have a pity party too? - page 2

I'm physically ill about this. I'm literally in tears. You all know about my home situation. Informed by landlord that house will be going up for auction. Contacted by auctioneer/real estate... Read More

    Originally posted by Vsummer1
    If it was I this had happened to, I would MAKE SURE that come auction day there were a LOT of little "problems" with my home.
    LMAO! Hubby and I had actually already discussed this! We decided we wouldn't clean the house for a week. We had already planned on remodeling the bathroom, so we thought we'd make the paper look like it's coming off, pluck up a few tiles. Throw a couple of glasses of water around the basement. Rotten eggs will give off more of a gassy odor. etc, etc.....

  2. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by Susy K
    THAT'S what I'm talking about.

    Where's the guac? Where's the ritas?
  3. by   tonicareer
    Good ideas folks. Well where will you move if you don't get house. I live in a rotten apartment in nowheresville. They just converted the gas meters so we have to pay own gas bill but didn't lower rent. My first bill for 11 days of usage was 52 bucks for hot water and cooking for 1 person. I haven't even turned on the heat yet. This is northern Indiana and it has already been majorly cold. The landlord doesn't want us putting plastic on the old rotten windows. But I'm going to anyway. My lease isn't up to next July so I'm stuck. Plus there isn't anything better that I can afford anyway. (I'm a student but may have to drop out to pay bills next semester). No we can't have roommates. Yes I will apply for energy assistance if anything is left after the elderly, disabled are getting their portion. Man I so want to move to Florida away from the cold. I feel like a pioneer with my icy cold fingers typing away. Of course they didn't have computers lol. So that is my pity party for the day.
  4. by   deespoohbear
    Oh, Heather that stinks big time. I can totally agree with you about feeling violated with people "waltzing" through your home. I consider my home my "sanctuary" and definitely would not want every Tom, Dick, and Harry marching through my home.

    Like your idea of not cleaning for a week, leaving the wallpaper peeling and such. Too bad you don't have that big old bee hive from earlier this year. You could hang it up in the bathroom or bedroom and just tell the prospective intruders that the bees don't come out, usually....That would probably get them running...
  5. by   Rustyhammer
    Just make an offer and BUY the house.
    They will save the 10% that they would have had to pay the auction people and they will be done with the house.
    Make them an offer and buy it!
    Start low and the worse thing that can happen is that you have to bid on it.
  6. by   donmurray
    Sounds like sense to me! Didn't you say they said you could make an offer? Check with another real estate firm whether the local housing market is as slow as she says.
  7. by   NurseDennie

    Good advice from Russel and DonMurray, I'll betcha!

    I can see why you'd be upset about the whole thing - I know it's been a lot of stress ever since they even brought this idea up.

    You'll come out okay on the other side, I know it.


  8. by   sunnygirl272
    oh, honey..that totally blows....i agree with donmurray and rusty...can't hurt....
    also love the fish under the sink idea.... to make fake black mold too...that'd be the killer....
  9. by   LasVegasRN
    Here - post this sign in the front:

  10. by   hoolahan
    I agree with the fish under the sink, dog poop under the bathroom sink, have your son bring all his friends over after they have been walking in the mud. ...

    Remember that old episode with Lucy and Ethel where they blacked out their teeth, put on coveralls, and had chickens and farm animals in the house?? That would be my approach for sure!!!! Can you get your neighbors to balst a boom box w horrible rap music as loudly as possible?? Know anyone w a loud harley? They can rev it up and down the street. Have your son's friends pretend to be the neighbor's kids, coming over all grubby anmd LOUD and backtalking you.

    Come on Heather, we know you can do it!!Can you buy some mice at the pet store and let them loose? How about some flies (you can always kill them leter. Don't empty the garbage, put full cans out on the curb, "Yeah, they usually come one of the two days they're supposed to. Have your son and friends use terrible grammer, and tell them they attend the local school system. I got a million of em!
  11. by   Rustyhammer
    We could all go visit for a week or two.
    Would that help?
  12. by   Robin61970
    Lots of good ideas here guys! Let us know what you decide to do Heather....we're all rooting for you!
  13. by   adrienurse
    People! Good luck be with you H.