Sunday, September 23, 2007

Weak stomach?....just go away now.

As most of you know SH helps out his little old ladies keep their rental houses up. A couple of weeks ago one of his little old ladies, who is lucky enough to still have her little old man around, called and told SH they had a job they wanted him to do. Now this couple is a very nice couple. They treat SH well and the little old man would help if he could but a brain aneurysm a few years ago keeps him from doing everything he wants to do. They make it a point to let SH know they trust him to make decisions and tell him to go buy anything he needs for his jobs and they will gladly pay him, and they never question his decisions or fees. They have a lot of rental houses and some are not top notch housing but they keep their houses livable and always tell the tenants that they will fix anything they need, just call. This particular house has had the same tenant for a couple of years. When they talked to her she always said everything was fine. Little did they know at the time that she didn't want them there, no matter what. She moved out a month ago and when the little old couple went to check the house they were in for a shock. They opened the front door and roaches started falling from the ceiling on their heads. The lady and her kids had used the carpet for their ashtray and garbage dump. They had to rip the carpet up and get the house sprayed before we could get in there to work. These pictures are after the house had been sprayed once, swept, carpet taken up and then sprayed again. Tomorrow the exterminator is coming back .....
This is the cabinet where her dish towels were. This was taken after it was vacuumed once and then resprayed.




This is the wall in the kitchen by the stove and yes, this is roach poo. Every place in the house that there was something hanging on the wall or something against the wall has this wonderful stuff stuck to the wall.

The kitchen counters were completely covered by dead roaches. SH had to rip the counters out because the sink leaked and she let it. He also has to replace part of the floor. The roof has been leaking for a long time so it had to be replaced. The commode hasn't flushed for a long time and the shower only sprinkled cold water. The ceiling fans were covered in sticky fly strips that were completely covered in flies and there was 2 inches of black dust on all the fans. I spent 2 hours today scrubbing the walls in the living room to try to get them clean enough to paint. Her kids used them as an art area and she stubbed out her cigarettes on them. I can not even explain the level of disgust I felt while I was there. The carpet padding that was left on the floor had stains on top of stains, which I figure from the smell was partly urine stains.

Now for the part that really makes me sick. She cooks the food and trains other cooks at a local fast food restaurant that we USED to eat at quite often. Not happening ever again.

Sick yet? Just go to yesterdays post and that pretty face will make you feel better, or at least it does me.

3 comments:

Trina said...

~~BLECH~~

OK I think I'm gonna puke..We are NEVER eating there again! ICKY! Gosh and I just loved those south west roach...errrr I mean chicken salads. LOL

Guess we'll just have to hit the one in Kentucky...

Trina

kim-d said...

Oh man, Katy...oh man...

Gee, I think DD is really beautiful; I keep saying that but, really, I haven't seen a picture for a long time and now it's as if she "grew up" in the time I haven't seen a pic! I really need to be the honorary auntie for DS and DD, okay? So I know you had a great time with DS last night, but did DD have a good time at the dance?

Ya know, you're right about 14/21 and in Tori's case, it's not like she even tries--it just is! At 14, I had a chest--always had a chest, it seems :)--but I also still liked playing baseball better than anything, and playing with the kids that I babysat for!

You and SH have a good day tomorrow; I hope not back at The Roach Coach????? Oh man...

Monkling said...

Ugh! I'd have just burned down the whole place.