- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
Bees, I have to vent about our living situation. We have been renting a house for a year and a half now from a family friend. It’s an unusual situation, as we were friends with his wife who passed away, and he was unable to live here on his own. He is also unable to care for the property so everything is handled by a lawyer. The house is in suburbia, not in the woods or rural area. Neighbors on all sides, lot is only 8000 square feet.
Well, bees, nothing is being actually handled. The house is being maintained by us, and we are also faced with maintaining the property. The property has a lot of issues, broken down sheds, broken and unused pond, trees that are unhealthy. The backyard is unusable due to the sheds and trees, and not being kept up. It’s a mess, I’m telling you.
We have two small dogs, and they run around in the front yard. The house itself isn’t bad, we fixed it up prior to moving in.
The big problems started months ago with a possum. He lived in the shed and I was generally scared of him, but left him alone. Then one night, he came up on the back porch and was being aggressive so we called animal control, they removed him (but didn’t kill him). They left another trap and caught possum number 2 three days later!! I dind’t even know he had a friend.
Left the traps again, and got a raccoon! I felt bad for him, but again they didn’t kill him, they relocated him. Finally the problem was solved. I could at least venture into the backyard without being scared for the dogs.
Last night, we smelled a skunk. Today, we go outside and there is a dead, MAULED, skunk in the yard. What attacked it?! And if it got a skunk, could it get one of my dogs?!
I am so ready to move, I have been looking at apartments (forget renting houses!!) all night online. I am so upset over seeing that dead skunk, torn apart. We will work it out with the lease, or ride it out while we are not here (4 months left), I just don’t even care. I know we are supposed to be saving for the wedding.
Have you ever had these kind of animal issues????
**Disclaimer, it’s not an option to go through the lawyer to get to the homeowner. And the lawyer is doing just enough to not be bad (paying for all the animal issues), etc. Don’t focus on that aspect of it, we are at our wit’s end there too.