Hello everyone that is reading this and hasn't given up on us. It has not been a good year and would like to try and explain.
A year ago this Month we had a home and a yard in Beloit,WI and then the City stepped in and told the ll he had to fix some things so he decided would be easier to just put a 4 sale sign in front yard. Mm and dad's lease was up May 31st and they knew if they stayed longer the LL would raise the rent to $1,000.00 or maybe more. He even sent a registered letter trying to change the lease. Mom sent to her atty and he said was useless and not to worry about it and just find somewhere else to live.
Mom amd Dar are retired seniors and we are all rescued retired fur babies and it is very hard to find a place that would rent to Mom and Dad with us...They said Dog's destroy houses and that really upset Mom..Dog's do NOT destroy a house..It is their owners not taking care of them and traiing them and you can't blame the dog's. Those kind of people would trash your house without Dog's. There are just to many people that give a Dog (or cat) a bad rap and hard to find Dog Lovers that Love Dog's as much as Mom and Dad Love us.
Some LL even told her she should get rid of 2 dog's (mainly the bigger dog's ) and that would mean me and Calli) We are good girls and very loyal and loving especially to Mom and Dad. and there is NO way that Mom and Dad would dump any of us.
So Mom started looking everywhere she could and there was someone down here in central IL and asked for her help..She found a house but only sent photos and bragged how nice owner was and the house. Mom trusted her and came up with the money to hire movers (money they were saving for down payment to buy us a Furever home)
Movers told them that for sure could get all our belongings in their big trailer and all of a sudden it was full and a lot of things left so they told Mom she would have to rent a U Haul...more money they weren't planning on..the total move left them pretty broke ($3,330.00).
when we pulled in this house we knew it wasn't good but had no choice but to stay here. They found out that LL (Landlord) here could barely read or write and that is also when they noticed there was no spout in bath tub to fill the tub to take a bath
That was just the beginning of many issues
We will be 7 in April and my Eskie sisters are both 12 and we have NECER had a flea in our life (They take very good careof us) but this house is all electric and some of the registers don't even work but dad turned it on in October and we were invaded with FLEAS..It cost about 300.00 to get it under control and is still a daily ordeal.
When Mom told LL about it his reply was guy that lived here before us for 3 years said he never had 1 flea..Now I will use a word that is not a good word..That man is a liar.
Mom did some research and found out fleas can stay dormant for 6 months in cracks in floor and places like heat registers.
Mom has a lot of back pain from Fibro and also 3 degenerative discs in her neck but still gets on floor and gives us a bath.
She tried to fill tub with shower head and made the bathroom so humid you couldn't shut the door. So Dad hooked up a hand held shower and mom laid it in bottom of tub and it sprayed and soaked the bathroom floor so now she lays it down and puts a dinner plate on top of it.
She has asked at least 8 times to have spout put in tub ( since Mom has to soak in tub for pain) and the last time she asked the LL said this "Then you don't want a shower?" That just doesn't make sense and then she realized the LL had more issues than reading and writing.
Also found out after getting here that this house is only 640 square feet (and LL here told them could be 4 BR ...if you want to put a bed in small Dining room or laundry room I guess) so then they had to rent a storage unit for 65.00 a month to store a lot of our belongings :(
There is a small shop at end of street (in this town of less than 100 population) and Mom and Dad went to check it out. I mentioned to the shop owner that another neighbor told us to be carefull not to leave anything in yard or neighbor kids would steal it...Her remark was "Oh no..Kids here are o k but is the meth dealers you have too worry about and she evn told mom their names and where they lived.
When I mentioned it to LL he also told me there names.
I think this post is getting pretty long and Mom can't sit at computer for me to dictate any longer because of pain so I will continue with this horror story in a few days I PROMISE.
I am signing off with some pictures of some houses here and will post pictures of more things in next post
Mom hopes none of her friends here on blogger have given up on her..It just has not been easy for Mom and Dad for this past year and they worry about our safety
I hope some of you will leave comments so I can tell Mom that her friends haven't left...even though she has been MIA for almost a year
One of the better homes and people have lived there 53 years
another house when you go to the left from where we are
This is house right across the street and they burn furniture and plastic and pour gas on it
Left end of house right across the street ans she is neighbor that said kids steal and she also walked over here and thought my Sun Flowers that were 8 ft high were cucumbers and asked Mom for pain pills
Just another house across the street
This house gets worse every week end
People here moved out kind of in middle of night and now just sits there empty
side view of empty house
Take us dogs for a walk..Mom says NO WAY
Just another house in Paradise
More of Trailer park
For sale $24,000.00..Maybe drug dealer can buy for a selling place
Some more of the neighborhood
Another disgusting empty house
A not so bad one but have NO desire to meet any neighbors here
Nice..even has a garage
Another 1 of the very few that look decent
I guess would make good guest house
This is just to funny if you understand it here..Maybe put up by one of the druggies
Another trailer in Trailer park
Entering Trailer park
Nice little hide away I guess
Mom enjoys going to Church..but will NEVER go to this one
Another empty house and EVERYTHING has been stripped out from inside
Another hide away to do what ever you want
Across the street on corner
Some empty buildings that are just creepy
Not sure what is used for..about a block away
Their house burned and building a new one..should have took the money and left
Thank you for reading my post..Catch ya again soon