They’re supposed to be here already.
So that’s Lie No. 1 because her reply to my latest missive was …“I have an appointment for this Wednesday May 4th, with a pest control company who specializes in termites.”
Today is May 4.
Lie No. 2 was when, during her picture taking session, she blurted out that, in a phone call conversation with termite control, they’d indicated tenting, but “You’re the only one with this problem. No one else is having a problem.”
If that’s true, why then did she announce at last week’s Residents/Management meeting that there are five units with the problem. And, I don’t believe for one second, this is the only unit in the complex with this problem. Like I said before, I don’t know much about termites, but the idea of an infestation not spreading from unit to unit, building to building, doesn’t seem plausible to me. She just doesn’t want to go to the expense of tenting.
I even asked, “Did you check with my downstairs neighbor?”
I could tell it was Lie No. 3 when she nodded yes.
She didn’t realize it but, during her entire inspection, I surreptitiously recorded her every word on the cell phone … for my protection, later, when she tries to lie herself out of consequences. Plus, even though she’s a big old liar, it’s good she showed up because, with termite control once again being a no show, my next move was to reply to Corporate’s curt “Issues such as these do not need to be emailed to the corporate office. The Community Staff can handle any and all issues related to pest control”. My response was to be “That is the point I am making with emails to corporate …that Staff is NOT handling the issues and living conditions have become intolerable.”
At any rate, inasmuch as the termites have made of me a prisoner in the unit … unable to leave for more than an hour because I need to catch them coming in and spray them to death before they reach the bed, the couch, the walls, get too deep into the unit, looks like I’ll be cancelling that meditation retreat.
I don’t want to gross you out, but this is just a sampling of the ones I killed today.
The more I think about it, these termites may not only be life’s way of pushing me to open myself up to change, but is also telling me to not go to the expense of a retreat this year (hotel and class fees total a little over $1,000 ) when the money can be better served towards movers.
As I've indicated in previous posts, I am an individual who is slow to burn. It takes a lot and it takes a long time before I'm done, but once I'm done, I'm done.
First it was the theft of my favorite belt and now it's this termite situation, ongoing since April 17. So, at this point, a move is definite. Whether the move is sooner or later, depends on 1) If termite controls shows up and gets things under control so I can bide my time until the lease expires and 2) How soon I’m led to my new right place.
On another note, the monthly calendar came out yesterday.
· Mothers Day Potluck, Friday, May 13
· Monday, May 16, Bi-Annual Inspection All Units
· Tuesday, May 17, Residents/Management Meeting
· Friday, May 27, Arts & Crafts