just need to vent.. housemates..very, very long [im at the end of my patience]
ok ill start off by saying that my husbands and my "house" is actually a 5th wheel. a very large, roomy 5th wheel, but a 5th wheel nonetheless. we are the caretakers of our club, so we get cheap rent and utilities in return for, well, taking care of the club. my husband and i have worked hard to make the most of this situation and turn our travel trailer into a home, complete with a nice porch and a partially fenced yard.
so, one day we get home from some excursion and find my husbands cousin, D, and his girlfriend on our porch. he is half-homeless and has done this before, so i wasnt surprised or anything. his girlfriend is new, though. anyway, after hanging out with them, my husband tells me that they have been looking for a place to stay since they were about to get kicked out of D's dads house. being the helpful people we are, my husband and i agreed to let them stay with us so D can be closer to town to get a job so he can support himself. at least, thats what they told us.
in order for them to stay here, they must be members of the club. and since they have no money, we had to pay for them. we told them, "in return for paying for you and letting you stay with us, you need to help us care take. that means mowing, weedeating, cleaning the club, and doing chores at our own place"
its simple, really. not very hard work [an 80 year old man single-handedly mowed the whole grounds before us].
i also made a neat little list of house rules since i like to have rules, especially since i have a 1-year old, A, and a dog, W. they are:
shoes off inside the house
absolutely no illegal drugs, period
smoking outside, try to shake off smell before coming inside [and throw butts away in trash can]
liquor only when discussed
no uninvited guests [exceptions for emergencies]
no spanking A or W
electronics OFF when not in use
heat no higher than 65 degrees unless otherwise discussed
no microwave use when A or W is in room
limit swearing when A is in home [this goes for music, too]
please pick up after yourself [if you make a personal meal or snack, please wash your own dishes]
do not leave W unattended when outside
do not feed A or W unorganic food or grains [and no dairy for W]
home by 9-930 [and try to be quiet]
ok. so to start off, my house smells like cigarettes. i know its inevitable when you have smokers staying with you. but i feel like they could be doing more to get the scent off their clothes. they come inside immediately after smoking and sit on the couch, which my daughter AND dog crawls all over.
they have left the computer and the huge monitor on multiple times when theyve taken off
there is perpetual ramen noodle crumbs on my counters. they eat CONSTANTLY and they dont pick up after themselves until hours later, sometimes not even at all. this trailer is NOT rat-proof, as i found out when i bought it. there was a dead rat under the sink and droppings in many drawers.
im sitting here typing this and its 11pm. my daughter is asleep and if they decide to show up tonight, im going to be pissed if they wake her up. last night they also came home late. they dont tell us theyre leaving, usually. or when they do, ill ask where to, and they will say, "up the road for a bit" and be gone for the ENTIRE day, making it impossible for them to help do chores. the couple times my husband made D mow, he acted so put off and complained about being sore for days afterwards.
oh and also, as i found out when they were getting their memberships, that D is a felon and his girlfriend, only 18, has speeding tickets with a dui and possession.
that brings me to the fact that, AFTER showing them the rule list, they both came home one day baked out of their minds. i couldnt believe it. i know i cant stop them from smoking weed at other peoples houses, but if their enemies finds out theyre staying with me, they could call the cops and when the cops see A, theyll call cps and they will take her from me. absolutely no drugs means just that.. not just at my house.
now back to less serious but still annoying things.. i mentioned they eat constantly.. well, what they are eating is MY food. i had to buy groceries twice last week cause they ate a whole costco-size box of cup-of-noodles in a few days.. a few days!! ate all the bread.. all our soup, all our peanut butter.. they act like starved dogs. they claim they both have food stamps and will be recieving them soon.. we will see how that goes.
god damnit! whatd i tell ya!? they just got home at 11:15 knocking on the door, which made my hound dog start baying-barking and woke up my daughter.. im so sick of this and its been one week.