Sunday, May 27, 2007

Well, this is just ducky

I don't know how often I have mentioned it, but I hate, hate, hate the company that runs this apartment that we rent. Not only are the outlets in the wrong place, the windows drafty and leaks are allowed to fester and grow, surely producing mold in the future. But, they are also notoriously lax on keeping up with things.

The furnace got a new air filter in February, even though the heat had been on since Thanksgiving or so. The fireplace has not been cleaned or inspected in the 3 years that we have lived here, in NJ its manadatory to have it at least inspected every 2 years. The landscaping the provide is shoddy at best, one lawnmower and some guys with leaf blowers, yet they allow weeds to grow so out of control that in a rain storm they blow into the satelitte dish.

And now the piece de resistance, its 90 degrees and the air conditioning does not work!! One would think that inspection to make sure that you have enough freeon would be something that the management would want to make sure of. Especially since they charge extra money for the kitties! So, the compressor overheated, splendidly, and even if we did have freeon, it probably would have melted down by now. So, fans are cutting it, but not cutting it. I AM OFFICIALLY CRANKY!

11 comments:

Tilly Greene said...

Relax those tail feathers Sparky. Get a bowl, put some cold water and ice cubes in hit and put it in front of the fan...it should cool things down a little more. If you're worried about the kitties, put some ice in their water as well, maybe add an extra bowl so they don't have to walk as far and nap. When you feel cool, calm and collected, give the landlord HELL!

Tug said...

Yeah, I'd be giving them hell...being hot sucks.

I change my own filters here - didn't know they were supposed to? Maybe CO's different...and I burn those "cleaning" logs in my fireplace once in awhile just to be safe.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I once had a landlord who listed toward the slumlord side... I finally got so fed up that I called the building inspector and invited him in...

Hang in there, Sparky. What goes around comes around, for the landlord (bad stuff) and for you (good).

In the meantime, follow Tilly's advice. It's good stuff.

EC said...

That totally sucks :( I know the feelings, I'm a total bitch without my A/C... and my landlord sounds a lot like yours, except mine is a person that doesn't do anything not a company. Anyhow, I would call them day and night until you get your new a/c but until then, go to a casino or something where it is bound to be nice and cool, lol. I always liked casinos when I had no a/c when I lived up north. :)

The Gal Herself said...

It's a holiday weekend, too, you poor guy! This sucks. You'd be crazy not to be cranky. If you notice the heat is making your feline roommates uncomfortable, here's a tip I got from my vet: dampen a towel with very cold water and gently pet them with it. The moisture itself won't get down to their skin (which could leave them both offended AND cranky) but it will rest atop their fur and subtly lower their body temperature. Then go to the movies!

kailani said...

I don't blame you, I don't like being hot either. Hope it all gets fixed soon.

Twyla said...

You could always move to Canada. It's 12 degrees here this morning.

Wylie Kinson said...

Ohhh, that sucks! My last landlord (this was back when we lived in Bermuda) was sent to prison for growing marijuana in his other house. (yes, we immediately checked the attic!)
He didn't bug us for 2 years, which was good, but we had no one to call when the pipes burst!

Lady Jane Scarlett said...

Sparky, I found a recipe for tofu cheesecake. Given your recent "predilection" for all that is lactose, I thought you'd like to know.
As for your AC going on the fritz, it may be a great chance to get all hot and sweaty with the misses, if you know what I mean. Lemons...lemonade.
:)

amy said...

Sounds like you have a reason to be cranky

Ellen said...

Good Luck - my best friend is in a similar boat - her building's 24-7 crack emergency repair team does not consider raining on the inside to be an emergency - even with water coming thru the ceiling fans - since Saturday PM's storm. She's going crazy positioning the dozen plus containers in such a way as to be unreachable to the pug who wants to think of them as his water bowls.

She's devoting today to getting that person/people fired.