Friday, September 5, 2008

Breach of Contract

On top of being a lonely girl... I'm usually a screwed over girl. Signing contracts with relatives for flipping property only to have every inch of the contract breached. About a year ago I broke up with my fiance and moved into my father's vacant property (at his request). I had just gotten screwed for 7K by that guy but that's a story for another day. Now to give you some background on these events I'll have to back up for a bit. My father used to work for a company that built fire hydrants, he made them millions of dollars over the years, making a respectable 6 figure salary for his efforts. They however, hired a few VPs who didn't like him, after he had turned down the VP job for himself. Long story short, it was "awful" for him for 3 years. The company ended up moving to another city and he got a huge chunk of severence change and was let go after 28 years. Now don't start feeling sorry for him yet. After this happened he got a contract job with another company that melted steel for over 6 figures and went on to get other "consulting" contracts which earned him a little over double what the first one paid. So he then bought a bigger house in a different city closer to his main contract. Problem was, he couldn't sell his existing one because he doesn't take care of his stuff. Good luck for him, I was getting out of a messy messy break up, where my credit had taken a 100 point hit, puting me under the number you need to get good interest rates, and being fucked for 7000 dollars on top of that. I was broke. So he asked me if I'd like to move into his house he can't sell for 750.00 a month rent well to start, rent was raised 4 months after I moved in. Seemed like a pretty good deal so I agreed. Now this was before I knew that he was going to have the house up for sale the day after I moved in. He had told me he was taking it off the market for 6 months and that I would have 6 months to live there, worry free. 1st time breaking his word. Then he couldn't sell it again, so we wrote up a deal, that was a bit on the bad side for me, but still a decent enough deal, that I would do all of the work, front all of the money and reno the property for him to resell at a higher price and we'd split the profit based on a low ball offer he had received for the house. This would start on March 17 after the listing was up. Well March 18 I started to do the work, but he extended his little show and tell pony show of the house by 2 weeks. Now this agreement was signed, let's just get that in the open to begin with. Then finally I was able to start doing work to the house. But hold up, he told me to do one room at a time and he was going to send some help down for the painting. One month delay, no help came... And guess what, he had a private buyer coming through the house to buy the house below our base amount. Another 2 week delay. Just so you are aware there was flower wallpaper in every single room of this house, and for anyone who knows about wallpaper, it's a bitch to remove. There also was carpet so stained a steam cleaner wouldn't take the stains out. There was also so much junk and garbage at both sides of the house, it took me 3 truck loads of a full sized pick up, to remove all of the shit from either side of the house. I was actually getting close to having the work completed and he brought another private buyer through buying below our base cost. Maybe he over extended himself. I have no idea. And this guy is threatening to sue him for breach of a verbal contract. Truth is, I have a written contract that is broken, I'm out labour time and material cost, for what a panicked man, who got a lot less for his house than he should have got. He's lucky he's family or we would be in court right now.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Alone Again

I'm invisible for only one reason no one seems to be able to see me. I'm smart, fun, successful, somewhat athletic, funny and decent looking. Seems pretty cocky but that's the way it is. However, no matter what approach I take, I'm alone all the time. I'm in sales so it's difficult to describe I'm around customers all day, well part of the day, but most of my time is spent driving to and from buildings. And a lot of the time is spent cold calling people who really don't want to talk to me. So it's one big rejection after another. However, I'm used to it by now. I'm fairly young 5 years into the work force. All in sales. So I'm developing a turtle shell towards it. The sales part is not what makes me invisible. Professionally, I'm doing extremely well. Personally, my life is a mess. I live in a fairly large house completely by myself. 2700 square feet of empty to come home to after my lonely day at work. Loneliness is my worst enemy. It all started recently about 9 months ago. I started dating Dick after a messy break up with a someone I was engaged to. This guy was one of the meanest people I've met without it being illegal. Lasted 6 months. I actually ended it, because it was just so awful. Then I went on a spree to find a replacement quickly. And by replacement, I mean a lay, which was a mistake. I went on a slut rampage. There was ST, then TW, then LB, then DA, then AS, then JV, then DE, then AH. AH is the reason this all ended, well kind of. He told me I need to look for love, not some kind of pain relief from Dick. So I took his advice. Actually successfully secured a real date, CR. CR was separated from his wife for about 8 months living in a different apartment. Had loads of debt, definitely not a long term relationship by any means, but it was something to kill the loneliness. We had fun together, decent sex and we got along great. But he would get in these moods that were just brutal. I always tried to be understanding of them, having gone through so many break ups myself, none of which were as big as ending a 10 year relationship, but just the same sometimes short ones can hurt just as much. Anyway, CR couldn't handle the fact that he was getting attached to me, so he ended it. So again, I'm alone. So brutal. He actually could see me. It had been a while. All of the initials up top on the rampage list couldn't see me, (except maybe TW) TW will be described on a different day. AH will be described on a different day. Dick will be described on a different day. Just know that I'm alone, and I'm using this blog to get some of this crap out on cyberspace.