Friday, July 15, 2011
We left Tuesday morning early to go to Chattanooga, to have a Simon’s family reunion, look like a dork We made the trip fine, had a lot of stops, mother did great! We had rented a home, in which Connie and I found on the internet, we rented it so we could all stay together and family could come there to visit. As we neared the home, I realized it was in a high risk area, it made me so nervous, I just started laughing, when we got in it, it was a beautiful older home, decorated pretty, but drug deals going on across the street, the dryer did not work, the stove was dirty
I emailed the owner to let her know that we had felt the home was misrepresented and that she may want to have the maid clean better. That I would want to know these things if I were out of state and it was my home. I had just came back from going to the grocery store and unloaded the food, it was 10pm and all was in PJ’S, the owner called me back and said, I want you to vacate my home right now! I thought………………… and said, may I call you back in a minute, I have learned when someone is irrational to let them cool off. I looked on line for another place, could not find anything, I knew I could not move mother and all our things, Mama and Roy are elderly and we had all unpacked. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I called her back, and said I am so sorry if I offended you, you have a lovely home, I felt as a business woman you would want to know how it was left, she then said she is the one who cleaned it and she does not clean the oven or stove after each guest, she was in town in one of her other homes, one block over Again, I stated what a beautiful home she had and that there is NO WAY I can move my mother who has Alzheimer's and my Grand parents out at ten o’clock at night, we will talk in the morning. I was so shocked in how unprofessional she was, it was hard to go to sleep because of the area, also the house had five bedrooms but she failed to say one was in the formal living area, and one off the kitchen does not have a bedroom door so Steve and I slept in the open bedroom with our glock, there is no way I would of stayed without a gun and Steve. The house has a wonderful front porch that sits up higher on the street the the other homes, we did enjoy the porch, after the first night we got use to the area and have been fine, seen many drug deals go down, it has been a quiet area, so I settled down, for one there was no place to go. Called the owner and said we would be fine in her home and I again was sorry if I offended her. She was nice and said ok……what a mess
Mother knew her brother’s and sister’s, she cried when she saw them.
field that the everyone played in you could walk through the woods to the storeto get up the mountain you can go up the W road, it is where the road has curves and it is shaped just like a W, only one car can make the turns at a time
Having a good but tiring time, has bitter sweet moments, so sad to see mother like she is, I am making her a album of the trip, today we will go to the train depot and to Sharon’s for a reunion potluck, since it was Friday we felt it would be better at her house then home tomorrow….hugs by the way the house is beautiful and furnished nice but would not stay here again, due to the area Hugs!!