Friday, June 27, 2008

Spiders are so nasty.

Ok, we live in what I not so fondly call the "Shit Shack". It was only supposed to be very temporary, but our stay has been drawn out. We moved back up here from SW MT, and we didn't have a place to live. We looked for places to rent, but everywhere was way to expensive for us at the moment, and it's damn hard to try and find a place that'll take two dogs. That and we were going to build a house, but we backed out of that. Anyways, long story short, we moved into the back garage turned apartment behind Leonard's parents house. My BIL and SIL lived in this thing for four years, and I don't know how they did it. I'm about ready to take the .38 and shoot myself in the head. (Which I would NEVER do, I'm just exagerating.) This shack is seriously 400 sq ft. The yard isn't even fenced, and my dog Duke likes to wander out of the yard and go visit the neighbors if he's not watched. So the dogs are basically stuck in the house with me unless I go outside with them. It was hard to do in the winter with a newborn-4 month old. It was way to cold to take him outside with me in the freezing snow. So, anyways to get back on track. This place used to be a garage, and then Leons Great Grandma needed somewhere to stay, so they made this place into a servicable apartment for her. It's not well done as my FIL is not a carpentar, and my DH who is a carpentar was only 11 or 12 at the time, so he was no help. In the closet, between one of the walls and the floor is a 2 inch gap where dirt comes through. Yep, dirt. And on that wall outside is where my FIL keeps his wood pile. Needless to say it's a spider haven. I was just typing a bit ago and a fucking spider was all of the sudden floating right in my face. I freaked out of course, and Matt just had to happen to be sleeping. Good thing I didn't wake him up with my screams. I've already killed two spiders today, and 4 were killed yestarday. I can't wait to get out of this friggin place, I hate it so so much.

Why do I hate it?

  • Nowhere to put anything. So we have piles of shit just laying around because there is nowhere to put any of it. This is one of my main reasons for hating this place.
  • Our poor dogs are stuck inside. Now that it's nice, we go outside for an hour or so everyday so they can run and play and get some excersice. It's super crowded in here with 2 adults, a baby and 2 dogs.
  • The spiders of course. Disgusting.
  • It's hard with Matt. He didn't get to spend much time on the floor when he was little because it was so nasty. Even right after vacuuming he and his blanket that he'd be lying on were covered in dog hair. That, and I was afraid that they dogs were going to step on him because of the minimal space. So since he didn't get to spend time on the floor on his tummy, he hates being on his tummy.
  • The place and the yard look like trash. DH's dad and his mom are total clutterbugs and like to collect useless shit and never get rid of it. So the yard is full of shit that is rusting and never getting used. I feel embarrased everytime I walk into the yard and into the shack if there are people in the yard visiting Leonards useless sister who is 27 and still lives at home with her two kids. Speaking of uselss sister....I'll get to that later.

The good things about this place:

  • Free rent although we do help out on utilities. Ex. we are paying this months $300 electric bill because FIL has not paid it for 2 months. *eyeroll*
  • Although we are in the back yard, FIL and MIL don't come knocking on the door all of the time. They respect our privacy and I like that. Although I do feel bad for Matt, because they never come out to see him. We always have to go inside (which is so disgusting I puke in my mouth everytime we go in) so that they can see him. I decided that if they want a relationship with Matt, they can come out and see him. It's not sanitary and good for his health to go inside to see everyone but once a month. (Totally another story)
  • Not really relevant, but the grocery store and the post office are really close. Matt and I take a walk to go get the mail every day when it's nice out. And if I only need a couple of things, I'll just put Matt in his stroller and we'll walk to the store. And my sister is close also. She's next to the store.

So the cons are more than the pros. I can't wait to get out of this shit shack.

1 comment:

Cate said...

Sorry I had to laugh at the "spiders are so nasty" but I can understand wanting to get out of there, hopefully you have a chance sooner than later. Heck maybe you'll move in a few months when we do, even though we live far away from eachother we do things at similar times (we were due one day apart, wth lol)