The Pink Flamingo was rather relieved when Drae, who blogs at Of Buckley and Beatles, forwarded her most recent post. It is excellent. So good, in fact, instead of a regular Pink Flamingo post today, I am asking you to read Drae’s piece.
Her email was a just a good thing for me. On Saturday night, the idiots who spend two weeks a year in their condo did it to me – again. Six years ago they went off and left a bath-tub running. Can anyone be so stupid? I am downhill from their unit. When I went downstairs that Saturday night, I discovered the water level was at my bottom step. It was so deep the litter box was floating!
Low and behold they did it to me again. This time they did not winterize their unit. Saturday evening about 8:30 I discovered a small leak. I quickly called the super, who turned their water off. He told me it would pour into my unit for at least an hour as the pipes drained.
At 11:30 the crew who came to work on the leak were able to leave. They had removed (at the source where it was coming in) about 120 gallons of water!
The carpet on the stairs must be removed.
My new laminate floor is ruined. It must be removed in the next day or two.
So far the clean-up cost has been close to $500.
Blankets, throws, pillows etc. are loaded to go to the cleaner.
My entire closet has been emptied. My wardrobe is now in the living room!
I need to order new laminate.
I need to order new carpet.
And so on….
I am contacting my attorney and having him deal with these people. I’m not quite sure how else to do it!
It could have been a heck of a lot worse!
Rums is having a blast barking at the cats. He was so horrid Saturday night during the clean-up that he had a time out!
The remainder of the post is excellent, a history of consensus and our Founders. It is one of the best pieces I’ve read in ages!