My last 5 years of marriage where ” homes less”
The next 5 years were vegged out in a 4 level grey
condo, no earth, no sky, just knocked out . Grief
& guilt , no joy , shadow had me in total
2 years of home ownership . Fear , Anger , My
primal came out , but hope and light 💡 began
to take root.. Prayers & Plans 2006 .Sold at a loss
lived in a hotel , my things in a truck , to be met
with a nightmare living space wise.
Blessings increased ❤️💯
Moved into a friend’s house, left due to non replacing
of fridge , which he did replace for the next tenant .
Which catalyzed my move towards my dream.
2 years in my 1st home in the mountains, and
a LL who ignored , full septic tanks, power line
responsibility etc , and after replacing a rusted heat
pump , he wanted to raise the rent.
I moved to a house with garden space , and
more privacy.. I failed to realize the extent of the
work, and cost required to create a livable
home , spending 8 k on labor and materials,
I left over Abuse by he and his reps , when he
planned to add a heat pump , raise the rent
and refused to replace a bathtub that was exposed
to toxic metals .
The next house had a do drop in landlord who
suggested I write my own lease, that I sign a 30
year lease . 2 years in m the 60’s stove was shot
and replacing it, as well as capping the fireplace
that has leaked during a flood , on the outside
as well as inside . Flashing was also placed .
The next months I found a 30 day evict notice.
I stayed Feb thru May, in relocating efforts
and a major health issue that resulted( as I
had been told I would not have rent increased
and the house would not be sold )
The farm house I went too, had been for sale for
8 years , had black mold , dampness was horrific
and a new agent repeatedly abused my privacy
and safety but sold the white elephant , and
a friend rescued me.. A farm house that I could
do what I wanted with , was fraught with toxic
issues, and an addiction in LL that tested me
with 90 plus days of no hot water ..
LL was heard , attesting to the more revenue
and more connections , the more heard you are
in court ..
Again my things packed in a U Haul , homeless
for 2 weeks , and all that negative rendering .
Currently in an apartment , just learning
of arsenic in bricks, mold in ceiling tiles
with a LL who wants me to move so a redo
can transform this over 100 year old elephant
that has been neglected and abused over long.
It’s been brought up in court , my excessive
moving , like I choose this experience.
It is but another cause I hope to embrace ,
given the adversities of holding a home has
reached so many, and will only grow , it’s
past time to educate and enforce landlord
tenant law , to the benefit of all involved .
Homelessness happens when personal misfortune and economic and political forces collide. The challenge in Thurston County and Olympia is to address both the individual issues — addiction, mental illness, disabilities, and other challenges — and the larger structural problems.
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