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26 May 2004 @ 12:47 pm
Building super Mariette and really-cool-handyman-guy-whose-name-I-don't-know came to check out the former Pawtucket House of Couch (now couchless and keenween-less), and were both ecstatic about how little work they had to do to it.

*None* of what has to be done was the fault of "the kids," as they call us. All of it is either left over from the "crazy cat lady" who lived here before us or general upkeep to the apartment like revarnishing the shelves. YAY!!! We managed not to cause ridiculous amounts of damage!

Mariette really wants to get me a 1-bedroom apartment in this same building when I come back, and told me that me and keenween are awesome, and that she brags about us to all the other building supers. "I brag about my Brown kids to everyone. These kids, they come from Brown, and they're *great!*"


And it's always cool to chat with Mariette and really-cool-handyman-guy, because they tell me horror stories about other tenants.

-- Little Red, proud non-destroyer of rented spaces.
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A.j.: nostalgicaj on May 26th, 2004 05:05 pm (UTC)
Isn't it fabulous to get happy noises from your rental company/people? One good experience with the Rental Bitches From Hell (TM) was that when me and my friends (don't get me started on my roomates. Really. Don't.) finished getting all the furniture out, and tsp and vinegaring every available surface, they gave us back our full security deposit.

They didn't even call cleaners because we were that good.

Plus, I have a really nice rental reference for the future. I even have a letter that says I'm a good tenant.

I guess they forgot the part where I harangued them for five months about the broken dryer on a weekly basis. Hate them.
ornithoptercatornithoptercat on May 26th, 2004 05:25 pm (UTC)
You are so lucky. The place I lived last summer...

Ok, so when we came in, the decor was stolen signs and filth. And on the top of the shelves and whatnot, all the way around the kitchen, were empty liquor bottles three and four deep. And I mean, grain alcohol, various bottles of Jaegermeister lined up by size... all empty. And the previous occupants (fratboys) had only been there nine months, and there were only four of them.

We had to wash the walls because they were so sticky. And have the landlord plaster over holes and take down one huge, ugly sign that had actually been bolted into the wall. And they had used the might-once-have-been-a-porch as a garbage storage area.

Then, when we moved out - leaving it WAY cleaner than it was when we moved in - the landlord had the nerve to call us in to clean it up some more. We got our deposit back, and I don't think the idiot fratboys did... but still. There ain't no justice!

Luckily this summer I am renting from some RISD boys instead, who while some of their decor is still alcohol-based, have some taste and some concept of what cleaning supplies are.
Kim's Watermelon Gunkeenween on May 26th, 2004 05:49 pm (UTC)
ultra yay!
I'm workin on gettin my address
Little Redmylittleredgirl on May 26th, 2004 06:55 pm (UTC)
Hott. Take your time. I'll probably mail the modem to you on Tuesday because it'll be easier to do from my parents' place. Cool?

Cox's website is super-weird and says they don't have any stores in Warwick at all (and the retail locations they have listed are, like, drug stores and stuff. Very weird) so I'll probably call them again and ask what's going on... but otherwise the moving-out is progressing as planned :)
sekilarasekilara on May 30th, 2004 12:27 am (UTC)
Are you going to be in Prov. or Mass this summer?
Little Red: anise - amandamylittleredgirl on May 30th, 2004 01:51 am (UTC)
Mass. BUT I WANT TO SEE YOU BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR JAPAN (caps lock intentional), so I will come and visit when we figure out a time :)