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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ready For The Weekend

Ohhhh it's almost Friday and I cannot WAIT!  I'm tired.  I'm stressed.  It's been a rough week.  Dinners have gotten all screwed up this week....that irritates me. I have to do better in the face of stress and unexpected things.  Dwayne had a blowout with our landlord Tuesday night, which rolled over into yesterday.  When Dwayne's not happy, I'm not happy.  I got home at 4:30p yesterday, listened to Dwayne vent about how much money we've spent to fix up this rental house and how his "friend" (our landlord) would never pay him back for any of it, yet continuously asks Dwayne to do favors for him.  I heard all about the guys laziness, and how disgusted Dwayne was that the guy and his wife knew for months they were moving, yet left a housefull of crap for us to haul to the dump.  We spent an entire month getting the house cleaned out, painted, etc. before we moved in it.  We've spent even more money since we've moved in to get it decent.  He's harboring a serious grudge, the anger has been building, and I had no idea.  Well I got an earfull last night.  He never wants to deal with his "friend" again.....yet he's our landlord for the next 3 years.  Yeah.  Can we say awkward?  I was upset.  Felt stupid for not knowing Dwayne was so upset and begrudgingly spending the money to fix the place up.  Just bad feelings all the way around.  I went to bed at 5:15p.  I woke up at 7:30p starving with no plan for dinner.  I had thawed out some lean ground beef for Dwayne to make burgers on the grill, but it was raining, and both of us had forgotten to pick up buns at the store anyway.  So I went into the kitchen and found that Dwayne had whipped up some Hamburger Helper.  No idea how long we'd had that box.  Probably one of the most unhealthy things you can eat.  But of course I ate it.  First of all, I never complain when Dwayne takes the initiative to cook.  Number two - I was in a crappy mood and didn't care about what I was eating.  Blah.  Whatever.  I have to work OT tonight, so Dwayne's on his own with dinner and so am I.  As of right now, I have no idea what I'm having.  I didn't thaw anything, just rushed out the door at 5:30am this morning knowing I had a 13-14 hour day ahead of me.  I'm buried in work right now, but needed to take a couple of minutes to post.  I'm trying to get back in the habit of posting more regularly.  It helps to keep me focused, even when some of the days are bad.  Hope everyone else is having a great week.  Things should improve on my end by the weekend.  Things are always less stressful on the weekend.  Let's talk later.  :)


  1. It's one thing after another...isn't it!
    I know where you are coming from....and from where you speak.
    Hope the weekend is better to you Tammy. (((hugs)))

  2. Boy, I can relate to getting off track when I don't have a plan - happens to me way too often. I hope you guys can set aside the bad vibes with the landlord "friend" and have a great relaxing weekend. Love you!

  3. With all the usual disclosures (I'm not licensed in Georgia, etc.), Georgia landlord-tenant law says that a landlord is "liable for all substantial repairs made with his consent." (Section 44-7-13) Sooo... if you all did something like repair an unsafe stairway or a big ass hole in the floor and the landlord knew you were doing it and gave you the okay to do it, the landlord must reimburse you. That's like the ten second version -- in some states, if the landlord doesn't reimburse you, you can get treble damages so it's in his interest to credit your rent for the cost of the repairs. Helps if you have it in writing, or if it's documented (like pictures). Good luck -- hope it gets less awkward!