But first, I'd like to say...whom ever it was, that invented the rock tumbler contraption that now resides in my dining room, I hate you. You need to be donkey punched. I have 6 more days of listening to the thing go round and round and round.
Those rocks better be fuckin awesome when they come out of that thing. Seriously.
OK, and now back to the update.
Well, if you've been reading all along, you know that we are suing our previous slumlord. If you haven't been, here is the short version. Along with the mice, and septic issues, there were bugs, mold problems, a broken water heater, faulty wiring, and something was wrong with the water..it was so bad we wouldn't even give it to the cats to drink. Etc etc. So we moved out. Long story short, we filed a small claims case against him for failure to return our security deposit and because he was trying to say that A.) he never agreed to the breaking of the lease and B.) he says we owed HIM like $1,700.00 in damages. Haaaa! Damages? We dumped hundreds and hundreds of dollars into that shit hole to try and improve it, however I could not continue to live there with my child in the condition it was in. Who would want to? Mold, mice, and raw sewage...I don't fucking think so. Well, the other day we got a letter in the mail from his attorney. Yes, friends, his fucking ATTORNEY. Not only did he get an attorney, but he is counter suing US.
He claims that there was nothing wrong with the apartment, and that he didn't allow the breaking of the lease. So today, I went and got some 5X7 and 8X10 pictures printed out of not only the septic tank overflowing but also before and after pictures of the inside of the house. I think between the pictures, the video of the tank over flowing, the receipts from Orkin, the witnesses we have, the receipts from Home depo for all the paint, primer etc to try and fix the place and the owner of the septic company vouching for us...I'm not worried. I think we have a fairly decent case. Don't you?
My mother seems to think we need to get an attorney as well. I don't really think its necessary though. I mean, facts are facts right? Pictures, witnesses...shouldn't that be enough to convince a judge of our case? I think so. But, maybe I'm just arrogant? Maybe I have to much faith in the legal system? Maybe mice, raw sewage, bugs, mold, bad wiring and everything else really aren't grounds to break a lease? I dunno. We shall see. But in the meantime, I'm gathering evidence. Getting pictures and receipts together, making phone calls to people that can write letters or possibly come to court with us, gathering it all together so that when we get a court date, we'll be ready. I honestly cant see how we could lose. Really. We did nothing wrong. We left that place in 1000x better condition than it was when we moved in and we met our end of the deal. He didn't. That cock monger.
Aaaand thats it. For now.