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I came, I saw, I was not selected....  

secret_lade 48F
14251 posts
8/28/2021 8:51 am
I came, I saw, I was not selected....


The Spawn and I checked out the rental house this morning.

That was a waste of my time....

Cute little house, nice location, land lord is a 70 year old woman spent the majority of my time lecturing me on lawn care and "did I know I would be responsible for the upkeep."

"Have you ever run a lawn mower before?"

Yes, she did INDEED ask me that question.

"I was a homeowner for 17 years. I've cut grass on many, many occasions."

I could not hold back my sarcasm. We had *just* talked about my lack of rental history as I went from owning my home to renting this apartment that I currently live in.

Suddenly were two other applicants in the running again.

I will hear back from her.

Won't be holding my breath on that one..... I'm pretty sure she didn't think I could handle considering I'm a single mom and all.

I raised three , an alcoholic, and single handedly took care of a house for 17 years. I think I would have been just fine.

But, she was interested in my lawn care abilities.

On a good note - Boot Camp Boy has completed Crucible. He is now a United States Marine. I am SO proud of him.

Happy Saturday!

lindoboy100 59M  
23969 posts
8/30/2021 10:06 am

Maybe next time as k the prospective landlord to read your blog???


Blueyedguy823 56M  
1077 posts
8/29/2021 1:40 pm

Sounds like this could be a fair housing issue.... If she's discriminating against you for being a single Mom.


citizen4722 64M  
74582 posts
8/29/2021 8:23 am

Don't give up hope just yet.

You'll have to call your son "Marine Man" now.


WyoCowboy7751 69M
2537 posts
8/29/2021 5:35 am

As pagancountrygirl stated , "I KNEW he could do it! Swim week and all. lol Congratulations on your son, the Marine!" Couldn't have said it any better !!! 🤠


mc_justmc 62M
6929 posts
8/29/2021 4:16 am

Landlords suck. It's taken me 25 yes to get mine trained and he still tries to tell me what to do. Great news about your son¡


CUMHANDLEME 60F
794 posts
8/28/2021 11:17 pm

Is she not aware a gardener service can be hired to maintain the lawn ???

You will find your perfect place soon.

Congrats on boot camp boy

Do you have any Primal Urges ... I do, please CUMHANDLEME and explore some of my naughty and nice Primal ... Urges with me !!!


lonlyforlove2 79M  
32704 posts
8/28/2021 4:59 pm

Congrats on the son's achievement.. You may not like her for a landlord, you may want to think hard onthis one. Have a good evening

Stop by at lonlyforlove2
also see Lunch with Lonly , we get snow tomorrow
Check my blog on New Community, "A photo of my big Pecker"
also, " My Sunday afternoon with the kids'


TicklePlease 54F  
13851 posts
8/28/2021 4:38 pm

Congrats to your son!!!! And fingers crossed on the rental!


Smithsmither76 22M

8/28/2021 1:28 pm

Interesting post thanks for the read.


boobwhisperer69 59M  
8322 posts
8/28/2021 1:26 pm

Just tell her you own goats!!!!


hippiechick1967 58F
13154 posts
8/28/2021 1:15 pm

Eh, she just sounded like she had a bad experience with a former tenant. You might still get picked. I hope you are selected, if that's what you want.

Elevate me...


funsnellvillecpl 65M/52F  
3901 posts
8/28/2021 11:34 am

SEMPER FI , FROM GUNNY


SingleInGR 54M
361 posts
8/28/2021 11:32 am

Did you also mention to her that you can take care of you OWN lawn and have been doing so for 47 years . . . . LOLOLOLO

Sorry mind is in an odd place today . . . tee hee


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
8/28/2021 11:00 am

Congratulations on your son's graduation!


5432345pg 53M
32 posts
8/28/2021 10:41 am

Nice one of the Kamloops races and I like it was a little bit taller


RavenGB 61M
1430 posts
8/28/2021 10:19 am

The world will never run short of foolish people that ask stupid questions. I hope you can find a good place to rent from fair minded and honest people - I really would hate to have to rent again.


pagancountrygirl 65F
6466 posts
8/28/2021 10:12 am

Yay....I KNEW he could do it! Swim week and all. lol Congratulations on your son, the Marine!
Maybe you should consider finding a house to buy. I heard that lenders are starting to consider rental history as part of the credit check process. They have finally caught onto the idea that if you consistently pay your rent on time, you'll likely pay your mortgage on time as well. Utility companies can also be a source of help with letters of credit for paying your bills on time.
Does Ms. 70 year old snob realize that you don't have to know how to run a lawn mower? Not every person with a lawn does their own mowing. Some pay for lawn care.

Pagan
Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!


Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
8/28/2021 9:58 am

Wow, congrats to you and your son! 👍

I think lawn care is an old person thing. My parents obsess about it, but since I'm their lawn expert, I do things my way. I suggested to them that they try the 'Arizona' look. You know; rocks and boulders and thistle and reeds and lots and lots of pebbles and sand and, ugh, you know — Arizona stuff.
Didn't fly.
So I cut the lawn short, and by mid-July (when the weather is hot and rain is rare), the grass stops growing; problem solved. I considered painting it green, one year. 👍😊

So many great movies about the Marines out there; I'll be thinking of your son next time I see one., 😊❗


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
8/28/2021 8:57 am

The Spawn and I checked out the rental house this morning.

That was a waste of my time....

Cute little house, nice location, land lord is a 70 year old woman who spent the majority of my time lecturing me on lawn care and "did I know I would be responsible for the upkeep."

"Have you ever run a lawn mower before?"

Yes, she did INDEED ask me that question.

"I was a homeowner for 17 years. I've cut grass on many, many occasions."

I could not hold back my sarcasm. We had *just* talked about my lack of rental history as I went from owning my home to renting this apartment that I currently live in.

Suddenly there were two other applicants in the running again.

I will hear back from her.

Won't be holding my breath on that one..... I'm pretty sure she didn't think I could handle it considering I'm a single mom and all.

I raised three kids, an alcoholic, and single handedly took care of a house for 17 years. I think I would have been just fine.

But, she was only interested in my lawn care abilities.

On a good note - Boot Camp Boy has completed Crucible. He is now a United States Marine. I am SO proud of him.

Happy Saturday!


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