The countdown is on

I stopped by the HOA office for mailbox keys. It involved a wait for which the girl apologized.

It sure beats sitting in my house and listening to the people upstairs beat on my ceiling, I told her. In fact, I rather enjoyed the peace.

She said your owner called recently to check on them. She said they didn’t renew their lease and they should be out on Halloween. “Life will soon be peaceful for you,” she said.

Mom refuses to believe it till she sees it. But I am bursting with joy that this nightmare will end in 25 days.

Mom worries that someone worse will take their place. I tell her not to be such a fatalist. Haven’t we endured enough?

Today she said that we caused them to lose their home. That we deserved this bad karma and we will get more bad karma for getting them thrown out.

I said first of all, we did not deserve the hell that has been the last six months.

Second, we didn’t tell people how bad it was. There’s a LOT that went unreported and unsaid to people outside of our unit. Even people in blogland and Facepages didn’t hear the half of it. Neither did the landlord or the HOA>

Third, complaints were lodged against them long before we moved in. And I wasn’t the only one calling security/cops after I moved in, either.

Fourth, when I was 3 years old and we moved into an apartment, the landlord looked right at me and said that I mustn’t “upset the apple cart.” I didn’t know what the phrase meant but I got it loud and clear at the tender age of 3 that I was to keep quiet and behave. These fuckers are pushing 40 and raising their kids to be as wild as them.

I said if you’re going to feel bad, feel bad for their new neighbors.

The people like us who just want harmony and peace and happiness. People who cherish downtime and sleep. People who will gain 10 pounds like I have from lack of sleep/overabundance of stress.

Mom feels like she deserves all the hell she receives. And that means she brings it on. She is always talking about rapes and murders and bad, bad things. She always says thinks like, “Our car will break down” and BOOM, it does. Last week she said I’d get pulled over and BOOM, $200 ticket.

So I’m a little fucking sick of all the bad karma that I’m sorry to say she calls our way.

And no, I don’t deserve it. Neither does she.

And now, with the grace of God, our luck finally has a chance to turn around.

I, for one, am taking it.

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