Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thursday

So, I got to work early this morning. I keep doing that - not on purpose, I just haven't changed the alarm back.
The situation was that Prince's tail needed tending to every single morning as it had open wounds in a couple of places. I had to get up early for weeks, take the old dressing off, clean the wounds, and then put fresh dressing back on it. It was time consuming so I started getting up earlier.

Well, I don't clock in right away. I sit down and persue the internet, mostly, besides making a fresh pot of coffee. This morning, it dawned on me that I have never done a Justice Court background check on Mary. I was curious to see if there was anything in there.

I was astounded to find numerous Forcible Detainers had been entered against her, and that there was at least half a dozen monetary judgements against her totalling over $10,000.00. Yes, that's ten thousand dollars - more than that. Quite a large number of tickets as well. Several Orders of Protection she had acquired against whoever those poor souls were. I never checked her when she came in here - I don't think I did anyway - because she had and has a great paying job and the rent really isn't that much.

I'll never take anything as appearances again. I didn't do that with the newer tenant - but he has no credit history and he doesn't want one. He has stated he doesn't even want to own his own home. Well, whatever, one would think he might want to at least have his own apartment eventually. But that's neither here nor there. I really was amazed at the amounts of some of the judgments, one of them almost 4k.

Okay, well, I'll be printing all of that out for the judge to see if it comes to that.

The other thing that happened today? Well, I noticed my kitchen camera was pointing way off. There is no way that anything like that can happen accidentally. So much so, I immediately accessed the files for my video surveillance.

What did I find? Mary - came out JUST after I left for work this morning, walked straight up to the camera, unplugged the power supply by pulling on the cord which caused the camera to aim upwards.

It was very dark in here - she had turned out the lights and apparently thought that since it is dark, the camera can't make anything out. Au Contrairie, monsieurre (speeeeeling). The cameras have these little red "lights" that shoot out all around the circumference of the camera. You can't see that there is light coming out from it, but it's MORE than ample enough light to clearly make out her face.

She then hooked the power supply back up much later on, leaving the camera angled up towards the ceiling so you can't see who reconnected it.

I have already left her a notice to NEVER touch my surveillance equipment again. And why would she do that? She's taking my coffee and helping herself. How do I know this? Because I have her on previous surveillance making coffee.

Uhhh, well, whatever. Her threats yesterday in email sealed her fate with me. I will not tolerate a person living in my house talking to me in that manner. Icing on the cake was finding the numerous Forcible Detainers (evictions) and her tampering with my surveillance equipment.

Whatever. Tuesday ain't far off.

Oh, here we go - she just sent me another email - I'm a liar, evil and all kinds of other crap.

STICKS

To get my mind off of that subject - which I have all but mastered the art of simply tuning things out and switching gears as effortlessly as I shift gears in the semi - I went out and inspected the plants. Last night, we got a good, soaking rain. The ground is nicely saturated.

The sticks I am referring to are what was left of the honeysuckles after the Danes trampled them to death. AMAZING how something that looked totally dead has put out all KINDS of leaves and branches on just stubs/stick sticking out of the ground.

I love it. I just love watching things grow. Even more watching something come back from the dead. 3 plants like that - coming back and geeze, at the rate they're growing, maybe it won't be that long before the start looking like full plants again! Yowsa!

And, yayyyy, tomorrow is Friday already! No football this weekend - which gives me a chance to get out there and do some weeding. I would do some other things as well, but money is very tight right now. I have money - but I have to make it stretch. Only bills, gasoline, electricity and food are on-tap. I think I'm going to blow off the roller blades - it's a great deal and I saw the pic of them - but I simply don't have the leeway right now, even at 30 bucks.

Oh, and my dad is writing back and forth to his brothers and such about a reunion at his place in March. I will be there. At least, I will be there for a day. I don't want to impose upon my dad to pay for a hotel room - unless I have some funds by then by some miracle, I just won't be able to do a hotel room. Well, maybe one night - hopefully.

That's it for now.

Have a great evening.
ben

Wednesday

Note: I wrote this entry yesterday, but posted another entry instead on here, and this one on my other blog. I have even more stuff on Mary that is priceless - will be working on that entry after posting this one.

Another busy day. All the way up until time to leave. I like work like that.

Now, onto the juicy stuff. Not really much. I called the process server this morning because they didn’t come last night - before I went to bed anyway. Which was 9:00 pm. He told me she had been served. But not directly. He came to the gate, said there was a lock on it and though he could have undone the lock (I left the lock on but not locked) - that apparently wouldn’t be legal, or “peaceable” so he folded up the complaint and set it in the gate itself.

Now, somebody got it. It wasn’t there when I went to bed last night - I checked the gate in case that was what they were going to do. Plus, I left the lock unlocked on purpose. This morning, the lock was locked and there was definitely no papers laying around anywhere, so either Ken or Mary took them. Since Ken already knows what I’m doing, if he saw them there, he wouldn’t have taken them. They aren’t laying on the counter. Therefore, I assume Mary got the papers.

Regardless, they are sending her a letter which probably will get here tomorrow - a certified letter.

There isn’t anything juicy because I haven’t seen Mary since this occured. I really don’t believe she thought I would file the papers because she knows my financial situation. It costs money to do all of this. She knows I have limited finances. I believe she figured I just couldn’t afford to do it. Oh, Contraire, my zeppelooondon. Lol. I couldn’t write in French anymore than I can write in Chinese.

The point? I can’t afford NOT to! So, she probably will be coming back later on - we’ll see what plays out. My guess: nothing. She’ll say nothing and I’m definitely not talking to her unless she has past-due rent money plus late charges plus court fees plus the server cost. Where will I get the other $104 to get the Writ of Restitution if I get a judgment against her? Dunno, but you can’t even apply for it until 5 days have passed from the day of the judgement. The 6th day, you can file. That would be, assuming I win in court. That’s 12 days from now. Hmph. It will be close to mid February before she’s forced out of here.

Look, I’m bracing for the worse-case scenario: she shows up to court with a lawyer. I’m getting all of her handwritten statements about how she knows she owes me the money - yada yada yada - to prove my stance and point. I have enough statements from her - written by her own hand - to prove that she owes me the money. I have pics of the door of the room she has taken over, but I am giving her a 2 day notice and am going into both rooms to take pics of the fact that she is occupying fully 2 rooms in my house. I don’t CARE if she likes it or not. I have the legal right to inspect any tenant’s room if I give the required notices - I will put a notice on each door.

BTW, if anyone has any thoughts that jump to mind like a light-bulb going on - please feel free to share.

Right now, I just finished a post about the other tenant and posted it on Blogspot. Gonna give that post a while - like maybe til’ tomorrow - to get some views and potential responses.

Right now? I’m done with the Mary report because I don’t want - NEWS ALERT - I just remembered that a little while ago, I was in my email and saw one from Mary. It was excoriating, riddled with more lies than blades of grass in a lawn, full of threats. I wrote her back and said “see you in court”.

I decided that, if she presents these emails in court, I would write up another reply. This one basically stated that I do not want her living here anymore, if she just hands over the keys to the place I will forgive the debt, she can go her merry way. I even offered her up to a month to get her things out of here - providing she moves all of it to one room. I then spoke that going to court is a pain, that we could part ways amenably.

I’m going to say right now that if, somehow, I lose in court, I will be giving her the 30-day notice to move out. I don’t need a reason - it says so right in the AZ statutes. You can get rid of a person by simply giving them enough time to find a new place. It has to be a full month, and has to be so that the person has 30 full days before the beginning of the next month. If not, then you give the 30 day notice and they have until the beginning of the next month beyond that.

I’ve had enough. I’m still ignoring the news as the stuff on Obama and locally the Cardinals is more than I am willing to bear.

Have a great evening!

ben

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