I decided to write a little update to my original life drama post. Writing about it is a little therapeutic for me. If I don’t write, I will be cleaning like a mad person while trying to clear my mind.
So, when we left, my tenant was going to make me actually evict her because she wasn’t leaving. Well, after speaking to her husband, she came to her senses and agreed to move peacefully but asked if I could give her until August 1st. I agreed. I’m not trying to make her life rough, but I’m trying to stop the financial bleeding that I am going to be experiencing once she leaves. So, the beginning of last week, I reached out to her via text to find out what day she planned on moving. I already have a new tenant moving in August 1st because we all agreed that she would be gone. Well, I did not get a response. On Thursday, I sent another test asking the same and got the response, “Not yet moved out working on it I’ll let you know.” So this had me a little confused because what is she going to let me know? She has to be out by the 1st. So I explain that to her and tell her that someone else is moving in on the 1st. She goes on to tell me that she won’t be gone by the first as if I’m just supposed to say “ok”. Now she is inconveniencing not only me, but the person who has already notified her landlord that she was moving!
So of course, this led to another war of words where she tells me that I didn’t handle the situation like a woman and I should have called her to tell her that I wanted her out instead of sending her a typed letter. People, I have talked to this woman until I am blue in the face about the late payments. She continued to lie and be rude about the payments. As far as I’m concerned, there is nothing more to talk about. So after speaking with many people, I decide to proceed with the eviction process and notify her of that. Although I had the 15 day notices put on her door, I did not mail it so that could have caused the case to be tossed out. So I started over and sent her a 5 day notice, certified. After a week goes by, I can take the notice to the sheriff’s office along with $130 to begin proceedings.
Well after I sent her the text notifying her that I was proceeding and giving my power of attorney to somewhere in the state so that I don’t have to take time off work, she calls me (I don’t answer because I have nothing more to say) and leaves me a lengthy, teary message on how she lost her job and she has no money. Her kids won’t help her out. Now, these grown up kids live with her rent free but supposedly now that she’s in a bind, they are all moving into their own places and she can’t go with! Ummmm…………
Honestly, I feel bad for her situation BUT I cannot afford to let her continue to live there for free! She fails to understand my issue with her staying there and not paying me. She has options that she is not using. There are plenty of people who lose their jobs and have to make sacrifices and swallow their pride and ask for help from people that they may not want to. In my opinion, she has burned so many bridges with people by her crap attitude and lies that no one wants to get involved. But I know she has family and friends. She needs to humbly go to them. I WON’T stop the eviction. I can’t. At this point, I’m already $4500 in the hole which she fails to get through her thick skull.
Anyways, the saga continues. I just want the toxicity of this person and this situation to go away. Its truly ruining my normally peaceful existence.
Bye for now…..