Should I move out of my apartment?
My landlord has had a tree cut down and it really wasn’t necessary. They actually do a lot of half ass things in maintaining their property. Having an old fence half falling off in places when their was a nice solid PVC fence on the neighbor’s side in place. Removing it in pieces and leaving some up like a haircut with chunks missing.
Systematically ripping out 85% of the flowering plants and not repairing simple things around my portion of the house. And today was the Pièce de résistance. They have been whittling away at this huge beautiful pine/fir tree from the base up. Eliminating any privacy the side yard may have had from the neighbors and making it look like a huge ridiculous lollipop.
And this morning I found a laborer finishing the job. Apparently they want to cut it down completely. I was so angry because there was a nest with three baby birds. The laborer’s English was suddenly no comprende and my landlord’s Mother in Law(the only one home at the time) was even worse. I pointed out the nest and sure enough the nest was empty like he said, but there were just birds in it last night.
Meanwhile the birds’ parents were screaming and basically divebombing at him the whole time. I removed the nest before he cut down that branch and placed it in another tree but to no avail. The young were gone as mentioned and can’t fly anyway. The birds no doubt waddled to another yard and will be cat food in short order. I just saw the mother who came back and was frantic with food in her mouth.
I am just so sick of the indifference that they have towards the maintenance of the house. They are a nice couple for the most part but there just seems to be a serious disconnect in the value we place on certain things in our environment. I’m ready to jump ship but there are nice things they offer. They never question late rent and rarely make any noise or come to my side of the house/yard. The place is small and I do want something bigger but the price is cheap for Long Island. Oh and I have no lease nor do they hold a security deposit of mine.
So like the Clash say,
“Should I stay or should I go?”
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