The new Property Manager is THE MAN! As soon as he took over, we had running water again (without the leak), and it took longer than the week he had initially forecast, due to the slumlord initially refusing to pay and trying to throw us under the bus by claiming we'd never reported the issue with the kitchen floor (which I easily refuted by providing the Property Manager with e-mails about it dating back to 2009), but he did successfully convince the slumlord it was their responsibility, and as I type this there are two men reassembling the kitchen (they had to take everything out and replace joists and the entire floor, but NO MORE MUSHY SPOT).
Other than that, it's been an interesting week. Yesterday I was driving to work when a roar came up from underneath the MFA Minivan. I turned the radio off to try and figure out what was going on, and then noticed smoke and chunks of something flying from the rear of the vehicle. It turned out that that something was a tire.
Figure One: When I called MFA Mechanic's tow-truck driver, he asked me if I was sure it was the tire. I am no mechanic, but...I was pretty confident in my diagnosis. Also my van isn't pink, more's the pity, but you know, trust no one.
It speaks volumes to how much better off we are now than during previous automotive debacles that I was able to call for a tow truck, get a co-worker to pick me up (I was only a couple of minutes away from Eclecstasy), have the tire replaced and the oil changed while I was at work, get another co-worker to drop me at the shop, and drive my repaired rustbucket home. It was a good feeling!
So life is...manageable. And that's a wonderful thing. How are all of YOU? I will probably be MIA for a bit, as my next workweek is a very busy one for which I was permitted to write my own schedule as a reward for getting a lot of compliments from guests...so of course I took full advantage and will be busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest, as my dad used to say.
I plan to use some of the proceeds of next week to get myself a Triple A membership :)