What did I ever do?

I would like to know what I ever did for karma or God or whoever, to bite me in the ass so hard. Our landlady? Who swore up and down that SHE was moving in upstairs, because she would be quiet and not disturb OUR baby after her spawn and grandkids moved out? Swore that she would not rent to anyone but a couple of a single person again? Oh yeah, she is moving a couple in upstairs all right. With a f***kin 2 year old.

We put our baby to bed and next thing we hear is THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP all the way across the apartment, one end and then THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP back. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. So I go up on and knock on their door and the chicken shits won’t even answer the door.

The girl can’t even be 19, I swear. Matt says she might be early twenties. I respect that everyone has the right to live somewhere, but why on God’s green earth would that lady SWEAR she wasn’t renting to anyone with kids again because it’s too loud, and then wham put a kid right over the top of us? A little kid who can’t (won’t) always follow directions and not run in the apartment.

What did I ever do? Seeing as she is doing this, there is no doubt in my mind that she will kick us out come November 1st and we will be homeless, because who is going to rent to someone for 6 weeks, right? And what do we do with our stuff for that amount of time?

What did I ever do to deserve this? In case anyone that’s reading this doesn’t know, the 7 and 10 year olds that lived upstairs ran back and forth and woke up the baby repeatedly. The dad was basically deaf and turned up his tv as loud as possible (right over our bedroom at 10 pm when we’d been in bed for over an hour), and the skanky brother showed up at 4 am drunk, screaming that he owned the place and could yell as loud as he wanted to and woke us all up. I actually called the landlady about that one, and she assured me that she took care of it, then again, seems like she’s hated us ever since. Sorry your son was an ass once and we complained ONCE about it. I think anyone would complain in that situation, not just me.

I repeat, what did I ever do to deserve this? My only sanity saver would be if the kid is in daycare. Then we only have to deal with a couple of hours of THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP from one end of the apartment to the other.


  1. oh UGHHHH.

    I have lived in apartments. And been in similar trapped circumstances. Never again. I will live in my CAR before I will live like that.

    I know it sounds trite, but this too shall pass. You’ll get through it and come out on the other side… and it will make you twice as grateful to be in your own home.

  2. Valerie

    Have you tried a white noice machine? Both of my kids have them in their rooms and those suckers are on for naptime and bedtime. The only downside that I can see is that they become dependent on them and can’t fall asleep without them but a little white noise never hurt anyone, right? I mean, I certainly can’t fall asleep without some sort of background noise to drown out all other little bumps (or thumps :P) in the night.

  3. Valerie

    Oh, and I meant white noise, not “noice” but I’m sure you figured that one out. That’s what I get for being up so late. My eyes are playing tricks on me!

  4. Stacy Wolfmeyer

    That was horrible of her, but unfortunately, you can’t expect someone to follow through on something that like when they are in it for money. As for the kicking you out, read your contract over thoroughly, and no matter what she says, expect things to go however your contract says. Whatever time period it says you can rent for is what will happen. Some places are willing to work with you, but even if she says so, certainly don’t expect it. She’s clearly not one to count on. It sucks and I feel for you, but that’s the way it is.

    About the two year old. No matter how well behaved kids are, children who are two will at some point in the day, be unable to follow directions perfectly and walk nicely. Doesn’t matter how hard the parents try to teach the kid (and I understand that your opinion is that they are not trying to make their child behave), the point is the child is 2, and they are MADE to run. And squeal. And scream when they don’t get their way. And scream in delight. They are noise machines, and it’s normal. It’s strange if they don’t. And it totally bites the big one that it is the situation that you are in. Unfortunately, it’s part of apartment living. I know you can’t wait to get out. I hope it happens sooner rather than later.

    When we were first married and in an apartment, the walls were so thin I could hear the guy next door whenever he went to the bathroom. I dont’ mean the flush. I mean the “action.” Then they moved out and a couple with a baby moved in. The baby’s room shared our wall, and they let it cry forever at night. Besides being annoying, we were trying to conceive at the time (and not having luck) and ever cry was heart-wrenching. I wanted to cut a doorway in the wall and go sooth the baby. It was awful. A different kind of awful, but I do understand what apartment living is like.

  5. Stacy Wolfmeyer

    Oh, I think it’s time to act on the white noise machine. Or a fan. You’ve mentioned several times about the noise interrupting her sleep. Time to do something else about it, since nobody else is cooperating.

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