I have to vent again about my problem because I am already furious this morning after looking at the mess I have had to create because I live next door to a filthy slob. (I will have to clean it up too.) I had to clean out every one of my cabinets and drawers in the kitchen, so the bug man can come and spray for the bugs that have come into my apartment from the jerk’s.
I have lived here almost 4 years and have not had this happen until he moved in. I had an 88-year-old woman next door until she died, and I never had bugs. All I needed in this world is to have another slovenly man in my life. And I am not even living with him!
I complained about the situation with bugs everywhere now, and the manager explained that the man next door has already been cited for “housekeeping” and that it was his fault. I spent all of yesterday and into the evening clearing out all foodstuffs, dishes, glasses, silverware, etc. so the bug man can spray everywhere.
I even had to clear out bathroom cabinets and linen closet because they have migrated from the kitchen in the walls to there. UGH!! I wish now I had just used the bombs I had. The reason is that the office told me they would just go somewhere else. Well, they can go back to the jerk’s place. This is the LAST time I am going through this because of my neighbor. He came by last night and asked it I would give him a ride to the store. NOOOOOOOOOO - never again. He is personal non gratis from now on.
I will report him to the health department next time and set off my bombs – every week if needs be. A bomb only inconveniences me for a day.
I am having to remove everything from my kitchen and bathroom. Unfortunately, I have numerous cabinets and drawers in both. I have run out of grocery bags and have asked neighbors if they have any to spare. I tried one garbage bag full of canned goods, but it is very heavy and in danger of ripping open.
Why am I having to do this? Because I have bugs, lots of bugs. I have sprayed and sprayed but to not avail. Tomorrow the “bug man” is coming to spray every nook and cranny.
Why do I have to do this at all? Because I have a man living next to me, now. Unfortunately, he does not see well, so he does not clean up his many cooking experiments. I found out a while back that he has received housekeeping notices, already. His place is the origin of my new residents.
I hope the office will help him find someone to help with his cleaning problem, so I do not have all these bugs. I have lived here almost 4 years and the occasional spraying done in the apartment complex has been enough.
Keep your fingers crossed that this treatment tomorrow rids me of my new residents. And since they are spraying next door, too, maybe it will help there, too.
I have been reflecting on my 72 years lately. Boy what a ride _many ups and so many downs! I have made many new friends and unfortunately have lost many old ones. It is probably all my fault. I love people and want them in my lie, However I sometimes forget to "water" the garden and some friendships fade away.
I have lived all over the Southeast and have tried to live in several cities several times. I have always said I would have been a great explorer in the 18th century. I just love to go to new places and make new friends. Many of those friends still remember and care about me. I am meeting two of them for dinner, Monday, as they are in town.
For some reason I have that restless spirit that spurs me on to discover new things, places, and people. Fortunately for me, I take after my gregarious father who had friends everywhere. It has been said that Sa Gamble never met a stranger. I take after him. Meeting a new person lifts my spirit.
So 72 years have passed and we always sk where did they go? The go too fast. Well, my years have been spent in all three parts of Tennessee, my home state, and then there is South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgie, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, DC Alabma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois,
I have spent the last week “thinking” about the year that just ended, as I posted yesterday. I do not want to repeat it. I have really been thinking about what I can do to make my life better, again. Last year was injury and recuperation. This year is going to be “living.”
I plan generally right now to get stronger physically and start doing what I moved here to do – explore. For example, a short hour’s drive away in Mobile is an exhibit on Genghis Khan. The is my first goal. To go there. It is not a bad drive, so I need to practice one hour of driving time. A trip to Destin and the outlet malls will be good practice. I can practice my walking skills and strengthen my legs there, too..
I am also going back to the beach. I love it in winter. Beachcombing there in winter is usually rewarding. Also, it gives me a peace that I cannot adequately describe.
And I am going to start getting out into the world. I am checking to see if new senior single groups have developed that focus on going out to dinner. I did belong to one, but it is more marrieds and couples than singles now. But if that is the only senior one there is, I will go there.
I have decided to stop moving until I cannot afford this apartment (they keep raising the rent). Since I am staying “put” for a while, I am going to furnish the way I want it. Now, I have a lot of pieces that I will keep that friends and neighbors have given me (I gave up all of my things in storage in NC recently). But I am going to buy some new things, too.
So, I am going to say goodbye to injury and my recent past, and say hello to a new future, filled with travel, new friends, new home surroundings, and the BEACH.
Hopefully the “ole” Peggy will return, maybe a little older and a little less physically healthy, but Peggy, through and through.
I am a retired teacher and IT trainer who has travelled a bit and learned many life lessons.