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this day is not starting well

so, last night, my bathroom ceiling started leaking again. i called the landlord and he put me off and told me to find out the upstairs neighbors' number. i put up a note, but no response. meanwhile, the leak has been getting progressively worse. (and as far as I can tell the people upstairs are not even home..but, i hear a washing machine now and then from somewhere) I have over an inch of brown water in a bucket on the toilet from the last 4 hours. Im not sure I can even use the toilet while trying to balance the bucket overhead. sigh. now, almost a 3rd of the ceiling is water-stained and sagging, with huge brown drops ploping down at least once per second. the paint on the walls is bulging out, and as i found out, if i poke at it, it ruptures and spills out brown water.

so i called the landlord's office as soon as i got home from swim practice at 9:20am and some guy says..well, i cant guarantee that anyone can come out today. i was like...what the f! I reported this yesterday. i cant even use my own toilet. the freaking ceiling is going to fall in! im so irritated. im going to call back every 30 minutes until 1pm. i have to leave then to go to work. im not sure what else to do.

my foot is killing me too. im about to ice it and pop some ibuprofen. i think it's an acute tendonitis of flexor digitorum longus, considering area of pain and acitve/ passive movements that aggrevate it. I think breaststroke kick is causing it, but im not sure. so, im going to ice and try to make phone calls.

all i want is a hot shower and a nap until i have to leave. ugha! yes, im complaining.

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r_lu
Feb. 15th, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine is renting an apt. that just went condo. It's supposed to be selling as "luxury." He had sewege water come up from his toilet and sinks, on to the floors, etc. It reaks! Management hasn't done too much yet. That really sucks!
lisagoddess
Feb. 20th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
yeah, i think "luxury" is the standard word to be included with all new rentals..luxury or not.
mjmj
Feb. 16th, 2006 01:03 am (UTC)
Im not sure I can even use the toilet while trying to balance the bucket overhead.

i hope that you don't even try to do this. you have a potentially very dangerous situation there. what is above the spot where the leak is? a commode? a washer? depending on how the floor is constructed, you don't know whether what is above will fall through.

*hoping that it hasn't fallen on you already*
lisagoddess
Feb. 20th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC)
they think its from the roof. with that blizzard that just came though, i guess its triple bad this time. my neighbor from upstairs came down and she says her bathroom is completely rotted out. so, i guess is the trickle down effect, in a sort of non-politicall way. could also be the illegal laundry service on the 4th floor. haha
mjmj
Feb. 20th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
what are you using for a bathroom in the meantime? it sounds like you shouldn't even be in there, what with the possibility of the ceiling caving in. if it is bad as it sounds, shouldn't you have the landlord provide posts (long 2x4 or 4x4 boards) that stand in your bathroom to support the ceiling until it is repaired?
(Anonymous)
Feb. 16th, 2006 12:14 pm (UTC)
sounds like u might want to consider a helmet along with that bucket
lisagoddess
Feb. 20th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
haha! yeah, i need to figure out how to balance heavy buckets on my head like people from other countries do :)
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