Less noise, perhaps?
by, 03-22-2010 at 05:45 AM
My tenant called me this morning at 7:15 a.m. and was concerned about all the noise that the work crew in my attic was making. Actually, she is more concerned about the house shaking. She's worried about damage to the belongings in her house. Her computer mainly. She lives on the 2nd floor, and she is much closer to the action. She actually asked my permission to say something to the workers. I told her to say what she wanted.
I wanted to say something totally different to her. How does she think that new walls, flooring, stairs, plumbing, etc; etc; are going to go up without banging, and shaking. It comes with the territory.
Now I have this love/hate relationship with my tenant. She has rented from us going on forever. She was a coworker of my husband's years ago, and when our apartment in our first house was vacant, she became our tenant there. When we moved, I wanted to leave her behind. My husband had other plans. He does that to me a lot. Plans things without asking, and then when I find out, it's too late to change anything. So Diana has always been the fly in the ointment. She isn't all bad all the time, but today, I really wished she would just grin and bear it, and realize that in the grand scheme of things, she only being inconvenienced a short amount of time.
I can feel the shaking all the way down on the first floor, but when saws are whizzing, and hammers are being used, that's what happens.
Diana will never move either. I have asked my husband to ask her to leave since he rented the apartment to her. He won't, and if he would then I wouldn't even be remodeling the attic, because Kathy and Sean would have taken over Diana's apartment.
Less noise, perhaps? I don't think so.
No good deed goes unpunished.