Here's another page from my journal...
Who wouldn't love a workshop that greets you with this:and this:I'll post some more pictures tomorrow. So far everything's going good. I'll tell you more tomorrow. I'm pooped now. I had a very hard time concentrating though after 2 p.m..
The goddamn building manager stuck a notice on the door from the goddamn management company (not even the landlord, mind you, but someone the landlord company has hired to "manage" our property and others). Now ever since our building was bought by this certain company a few years ago (mind you, the city of West Hollywood loaned that same company over a million dollars to buy this building and the one next to ours), our building has been declared low income *and* supposedly the city signed an agreement that we don't fall under rent control anymore (but they can "shame" them into it I was told by someone at rent control in City Hall.) The city of West Hollywood with buildings built before 1979 and residents who moved in before 1996 (when the city changed the damn laws) are covered under rent control. Unless you're now owned by the same company who owns our building. What a bunch of b.s.
Long story short, we have been here since April 1996. We're under the original lease. The note that was stuck on our door was given to everyone in the building. They didn't even bother to check who is a new tenant (signed a lease with the new management) and who is a prior tenant (us and 3 other renters in this complex). They want every occupant of this building over age 18 to appear BEFORE 11/27 at their management offices. If we don't appear the letter says they can evict us. WTF? (See why I couldn't concentrate). We don't have a lease with this new company (and I don't want one). I've never read such a threatening letter in my life. They want people who are low income to take time off from work and go to their offices, stand before them so they can question them as to their income, see what kind of clothes they are wearing, check out the car they are driving, etc... Every year they send us a letter asking our income. I refuse to fill it out.
The letter ends with: "If you have not responded to this office by 5:00 p.m. on 11-25/08, Per your lease, we have the right to terminate your tenancy due to Non-Compliance.
Thank you for your cooperation."
We don't have a lease with them, but even if we did, how dare they!!!
See why I'm angry?? Bullshit is more the word.
Please do me a favor, our cousin Charlie is going in for major heart surgery tomorrow (Thurs) morning at 6 a.m. Boston time. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers, please. He's a great guy and we're all worried about him. Nobody else at family parties will make you laugh harder (well, maybe George, and you really have to watch out when they're both together. You better have your Depends on.)
2 years ago