Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Butt-Ugly-Apartment-Next-Door UPDATE

My first blog entry was about the infamous (cue in dramatic, tension-filled music) Butt-Ugly Apartment Next Door (B.U.A.N.D).

The Power of the Post appears to have changed a few things.

First of all, Shirtless Loser is gone. Yup, he's moved out, and is currently horrifying some other neighbor with visions of his exposed flabbiness. Gone is the pooping dog - which, I found out, belonged to Shirtless Loser's dad's, Shirtless Loser Sr. Gone is S.L.'s Wench, her grim demeanor and leaky out-of-state car. Gone are the piles of trash, cigarettes, and debris left by S.L. Also gone is another person, unmentioned in my earlier post. This charming lady drove a car with a bumper sticker that read, "I F***ed Your Girlriend", but without the astericks. 'Nuff said.

Enter the new neighbors, #1 and #2. #1 is a family from either Pakistan or India. Nice people. #2 is a family from Korea with a little girl. Nice people. #3 is vacant, as it was Shirtless Loser's crib, and probably needs to be gutted, fumigated, scraped and fumigated again. I got a look at the place from the front door once. You couldn't pay me to go inside, even if it was possible to step inside without putting your foot on a frightening array of stains, trash and doggy dumps.

The best part is the families who live there now take out their trash cans on trash pick-up day AND PUT THEM AWAY THE SAME DAY! Oh, joy! Oh, rapture! And, they line up the cans neatly! BooYa!

I know this all sounds anal and petty, but if you had been living next to Ma and Pa 'The Hills Have Eyes' Kettle, you'd appreciate these small courtesies too.

The broken brickwork has been repaired - this is significant, as it's now possible to walk down the sidewalk without tripping over bricks. A novel concept that will take some getting use to. A sprinkler system has been installed in the front 'flower' bed - which is currently watering a plethora of healthy weeds, sans flowers. Hey, Rome wasn't built in a day.

I suspect alot of this upgrade has to do with the future building that is currently under construction around the corner. It's another three unit triplex/apartment (sigh) but it's designed to condominium specs. Which means each unit will rent for more than double what a unit in the B.U.A.N.D. does. Yikes.

So, a hearty thanks to the Big Guy Upstairs who has answered my whiny prayers. My only regret is nice neighbors don't make for interesting blog entries.

Okay, I take that back. I have no regrets.

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