Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Another fast moving miracle!

Wow, things really seem to be turning around, we seem to be tracking nicely into a great new pattern...

On the weekend, there was a really big wedding at City Oasis. With tons of garbage. Somebody tried to throw all their garbage into our dumpster and overflow it, but we did not allow it, because we're already struggling with our own garbage, we haven't had a garbage pickup in 3 weeks. So the garbage overflowed at City Oasis, it was a horrible sight.

The next day, many of the garbage bags had been ripped open and stuff was strewn about, including all over our lawn and garden. But Tuesday morning, BFI came and emptied out their dumpster, and Tuesday afternoon someone came and cleaned up all the garbage lying around, and did a pretty good job of it.

So this is starting to look like a good pattern... and we are cautiously optimistic that it is a sign of good things to come.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Miracle of all miracles! Somebody moved pretty stinkin' FAST!

Furniture showed up again yesterday, and within 24 hours somebody was there to take it away! I can't even believe it, they picked it up before I even posted these pictures! Have we turned a corner? Did somebody somehow get motivated to do their job? Did some money miraculously make its way into the budget? Is the professional property management company managing the property professionally? It is too early to tell... we've only been working towards this goal for four years... we'll watch for four more years and see if this care continues.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bed - three weeks - Updated

How can a property be managed if nobody's paying attention? Here's a bed that's been lying there for three weeks. It started near the dumpster/pad, then moved to the middle of this abandoned tract of land behind 435 Cumberland Ave. It got moved around from time to time, at some point it lost it's legs, and then it ended up, torn up, in this position. I thought I'd ignore it for a week. Then I thought I'd give Murdoch Management the benefit of the doubt and leave it for another week. Then I thought I'd see if they took care of it the week after that. But no. Because there is no budget to have someone actually walk around their building to look and see what the needs of the property are.

So what is a person to do about things like this? To quote Murdoch Management, "What is the answer? I don't know. The answer may present itself next week..." We will now be entering our fourth year of trying to work with Murdoch Management to deal with the issues on their property, and at this time, we have no indication that anything productive will be happening at any point. They seem to be waiting for the answer to fall from the sky.

Bed arrived approx Feb 1st. Was removed approx March 19th, for a total of 7 weeks.