Alright, I'll start on the whole house situation.
First off, this house has major issues and the landlord is a lawyer (yeah, that right there is never good, having a lawyer for a landlord) and he's pretty busy and he just bought this house. He apparently doesn't know what to look for because this house is ready to give way underneath. There has been trapped moisture inside the 4 foot tall basement for so long that the beams, floor, and anything and everything else is rotten and moldy.
So with all that said might I also add that the landlord is extremely hard to get ahold of? I'll call him and I will only hear word of what he wants done, what I want done, etc..., through someone else. I'll occasionally get ahold of him, but he always puts the repair responsibilities on someone else.
To make a long, a really really Really, long story short (Believe me, I could go on and on) I'm glad I only have a one year lease with him. He has not impressed anyone in this town and I mention to people that he's my landlord and they feel sorry for me and try and give me advice.
So, this landlord has no previous "home Shopping skills" and bought a house that could cost him 40,000 in foundation repairs (oh, did I mention that the foundation is shot?)
So, here I am trying to make the best out of the situation. I've gotten things that needed to be fixed by people he had do it, that also dislike him.
Isn't it interesting how I find myself in interesting situations, all in the name of "dogs!" ha ha
more on that later, my casserole needs to come out of the oven.......