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4real

climber
Apr 27, 2013 - 11:47am PT
You of all people Pat. You think you know someone when you "do a mile in their shoes". I did many miles in yours. I guess we should have traded shoes.




Of course it was a joke, and unsupportable in a non-imaginary world.

It was funny Pat. I have just had two of my last three tenants cost me many thousands of dollars in deliberate damage, I have had my nose rubbed in the fact that I can't win and that renting property is a big shout out to a whole bunch of people who like to live well at others expense. Even beyond that, who deliberately want to destroy other peoples sh#t. They get good at it and they may as a group cost me the entire house, as I can't pay for it if I can't rent it and or my money is all dumped into repairs and mortgages.

See it was funny because of the incredible pain the alternative is causing me, and how it might cost me 15 years of work and savings so that a pile of tweakers right to break up their residence is protected. Even when its actually my residence and I am paying for it while the trash they left behind is called "furniture". They all left the day I gave then the 3 day pay rent demand. But their droppings mean I can't actually take back the house for weeks. They don't answer a cell phone, leave no address, but still screw with me. With zero effort, thank you legal system, they still possess my building because they left their garbage there. Still without paying rent. See if they leave stuff, I got to file a few hundred bucks of paper and wait another two weeks for the judge, then the sheriff to collect their garbage, about then I may be allowed to repair anything so as to be able to start looking for tenants again.



Tenants such as yourself. Would you be interested in a rental here, Pat? I could use a good Irish man who can do handiman work, and doesn't bust up major appliances, windows, walls, cabinets, flood the house and bust the drains and plug the irrigation ditches to flood the basements.

I'm sick of it.





So I thought the damn comment was fuctastic funny.



No Supertopo, I am not actually in support of disenfranchising you 80% who rent homes at the monthly rate of 1/2% of the assessed value of the property. I happen to know what the franchise cost originally. I just wish the heathens would stop busting up my property and tearing my and my family down.

SO:
It was a JOKE.

Is it ever worth explaining a joke?

My "Tenants" left 5 dozen eggs in the refrigerator, then had the power turned off. Now THATS FUNNY for EVERYBODY!
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Apr 27, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
I was inquisitive about what segment of the Idaho population you're renting to, Krab...students, long time Idahoans, ťmigrť from other states or confirmed transients. (?)

Just curious...I can perceive some of the difficulty in evaluating tenants before the fact...
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Apr 27, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
Krab-if you have a number of rentals you need to get arms length away with professional management. They have the resources to better identify quality tenants from trash. Just make sure you let them know that they are accountable if the tenants they find do undue damage. It may take a bit of shopping to find the best agency.
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Apr 27, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
A lot of great white people come from the faralons Patrick?

Jaybo, LOL


The white sharks keep some of the surf spots in no. cal. from getting to crowded.

Kennyt, no doubt. I never saw one but I met a surfer who was in the water up by Bodega Bay and said one went close by, said he never paddled on his board so fast to shore.


Patrick you're a true IrishMAN - a little GIRL around snakes hahahahahaha!


Dingus, ROFLMAO (but I always try to stay away from venomous snakes).


So, Paddy, I take it you've not had the singular pleasure of stepping on a nice wee stingray at a lovely California beach?

Reilly, nearly a couple of times but they do not frighten me.



Jennie, Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in Illinois.

From Wikipedia
"and during the Chicago influenza epidemic in 1891, he spent a half year at his brother's ranch on the Raft River in Idaho."

(As I have read books on him, thatís it as far as know, six months or so, hardly makes him a native).

Also

Also another Illinois native was Ernest Hemingway, though he bought a house in Ketchum in 1940 (his summer residence), he only lived there permanently from 1959 until his death in 1961, as he travelled much of the time.

My late brother Mac had a romance with Jackís older daughter, (Joan) Muffet Hemingway (Ernestís granddaughter) and older sister of the late Margaux and Mariel.

It was on board the Regina Maris in 1970, a three-masted barquentine. He went on board in Southampton as a shipís carpenter, she was a passenger.

Southampton to Portugal to Canary Islands across the Atlantic to Barbados and other ports and then through the Panama Canal up the coast to Ensenada.

My mom and I (14) drove down to meet him. We were walking in Tijuana, Mac and me ahead of Mom and Muffet when we heard a scream, some thief had snatched Muffetís purse/handbag. I chased after him Mac right behind me. The thief disappeared down an alleyway. Police came along and in broken Spanish I tried to explain what happened.

Muffet stayed briefly at Momís and Mac drove her to Sun Valley. Visited her a couple of times.

She is into Scientology last I heard, living in her grandfatherís beloved Paris.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Apr 27, 2013 - 01:10pm PT
bay area is alright, LA and Sac, armpits,

central valley? bad air, weird people,

sierra foothills? fire, dead pine trees, no jobs,

so you have 1 good place to live that has hi rent and traffic,

but you can drive 3 hours each way in traffic if you want outdoors,

major earthquake? on it's way,

so it ain't all bad, is it?

Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Apr 27, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
Jennie, Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in Illinois.

From Wikipedia
"and during the Chicago influenza epidemic in 1891, he spent a half year at his brother's ranch on the Raft River in Idaho."

(As I have read books on him, thatís it as far as know, six months or so, hardly makes him a native).


Patrick, Mr Burroughs spent several years doing ranch work and drifting in Idaho in the 1890's...even Wikipedia intimates that...

But if you don't think Idaho can lay any claim to the author and the whole Tarzan apocrypha...

...there goes the state's precious pretension of erudition and enlightenment

:-)
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Apr 27, 2013 - 01:55pm PT
I've browsed this thread a few times, and see that an anti-California bent is emerging as spring unfolds in the Golden State. Funny how people like to complain and criticize what they can't have. I'm not complaining, I'm dreaming. . . .





John Muir's Yosemite, that is:


I had to cut my hair and shine my shoes. Rick Vocelka literally handed me a pair of scissors from his desk drawer as I sat there in his office in 1976 and said I had a job if I'd cut my hair. I didn't do it right then, but came back a week of so later with a haircut and got on in the Ahwahnee DR.

Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Apr 27, 2013 - 02:03pm PT
I could use a good Irish man who can do handiman work,

Well 4Real, I am not the best at handiwork, I can do some maintenance. After leaving England in January 1993 after seven years, I came home but couldn't find any ready journalism work. So a JHigh and HIgh School buddy was supervisor of maintenance at St Mary's College in Moraga, CA and got me a job, mainly painting, some carpentry (no electrical work, a bit of plumbing), and stuff for six months.

Then I went back to Cal State Hayward (now CSU East Bay) to finish up my BA (started at 17, graduating early from high school and finally at 39...) and start on my masters (the latter the one reason I ended up in Ireland in November 1985 to do an unpaid (went through my savings to live) internship for my masters in Michael D Higgins office for 13 months, then Minister for Arts, Culture and Gaeltacht, now President of Ireland).

If Jennie's conditions worsen in the coming months or years, it may be a nursing home (she's only 62, young nowadays), then I do not know what I will do. Stay in Ireland or "California Here I Come, Right Back Where I Started From". My brother Casey emailed me the other day saying Ireland may be better as there is no work in California (even though he acknowledges I have a very good media CV). But jobs are tough here and who wants to hire a 57 (this May 29)? Either back home or here in Eire.


Jennie, yeah I knew Burroughs drifted in and out of Idaho, so I guess he is an adoptive potatohead (ooops that may be derogatory, ha ha) Idahoan.
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Apr 27, 2013 - 05:13pm PT
I've browsed this thread a few times, and see that an anti-California bent is emerging as spring unfolds in the Golden State. Funny how people like to complain and criticize what they can't have.


As human beings we like to exalt our particular regions, congratulate our selfsame people and celebrate our own culture.

There's nothing unseemly about glorifying California, applauding her residents or acclaiming positive facets of Cali culture.

...but anyone lauding the state by dishing on other locale...might expect some rejoinder.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Apr 27, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
They have the resources to better identify quality tenants from trash

you have such a way with words.
jghedge

climber
Apr 27, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
"At at least one of the elementary schools I attended in Fontana, the rate of "free" lunch participation is 100%! "

"My Dad still lives in that neighborhood, and it's not a poor looking place at all."


We drive through there all the time, on our way to the Riverside Quarry

Funny, it looks just like Mexico to me...
jghedge

climber
Apr 27, 2013 - 05:37pm PT

"Just make sure you let them know that they are accountable if the tenants they find do undue damage."

Hahahaha, wingnuts - always clamoring for everyone to be personally responsible - unless it involves them.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Apr 27, 2013 - 07:12pm PT
Nah Kenny-spent the first 25 years as a sole proprietor, built hundreds of homes and never sued. Why? because i've always kept my commitments and stood behind my product. Only incorporated when i brought my sons in who likewise honor their commitments.As for Krab, he posted two or three times about his rental getting trashed so i offered advice that worked for me.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 27, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
Test scores are important.

Many of the freshmen in many of our colleges should just take their ACT on the road instead of burdening this state's educational system with drop-outs in the making.

School is what you make it, and we've made it all about grades, not learning.

What's that word I'm looking for, Mr. Braun?
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Apr 27, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
Damn, Mouse. Why weren't you my teacher. I had the knowledge but poor grades ;). No future in Poland.

It is all the same, either in the USA or in Poland. Appearance is everything.

Stupid humans!
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Apr 27, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
LA is Awesome!!!

Station Fire over Tujunga, Day 4
Station Fire over Tujunga, Day 4
Credit: Spider Savage
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 28, 2013 - 07:34am PT
http://crazifornia.com/2013/04/16/dirty-business-as-usual-at-california-high-speed-rail/
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Apr 28, 2013 - 07:54am PT
Sounds good.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Apr 28, 2013 - 08:12am PT
California is an incredible place to live. Filled with beautiful people and wonderful places to go.

I believe I would say the same had I been born and raised in Afghanistan, Peru or Vietnam.

I don't know if California has had much to do with having a positive attitude towards life in general but, it has definitely been a positive experience for me, so far.

and I can ride year 'round...

Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Apr 28, 2013 - 08:38am PT
TGT, I read some of Laer Pearce's writing/articles/blogs. Sounds like he right down your alley.

Do the C*ck Brothers have anything to with this?
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