what do you do if a neighbour vandalises your front door because he doesnt like how you decorated it?
I moved into a flat 5 months ago and while everyone else in the building has been really nice an we've made friends, the only person who hasn't is this guy who has been nothing but nasty to me from the first time I saw him. He has never even said "Hi my name is Stuart" just lays right into me, firstly I once left a bag of clothes I was donating to charity (and they were collecting that day) in the hallway tucked under the mail shelf. The next time was because he didn't like fairy lights I'd put up round my door (the lights in my part of the hallway leave something to be desired) and my door mat. So I cleaned the whole communal hallway, hoovered everything, changed my door mat but left my lights seeing as I and the other tenants liked them. Then this morning at 3AM I was woken up by hearing him attack my front door twice, and by how far up the stairs he went I know it was him for sure. What do I do now? Do i leave it and say nothing? Call the police? Confront him? Vandalise his?
Your neighbor is disturbed. Some people are simply disturbed by others, no matter what they might have or not have done. Tell him he is free to complain to the super or manager if something violates code, or offends others, but that if he alone is having a problem, and continues to create one for you, law enforcement WILL be notified.
Also, contact law enforcement and make out a complaint. Even if the police can't (or won't) do anything about it, they will at the very minimum have it on record that he can be a nuisance. The police, and legal system, work on the basis of precedence, so even if this is a sole incident, you don't want to wait until/if it escalates to begin making your worries about him known.
Again, try talking to him, confronting him, about what his problem is, but don't forget to register the complaint. It could be he has a past history of aggresive behavior and needs to be monitored.
Help wording registry information?
I'm making a wedding website which all the info for that is on our save the dates.
My website has a registry tab where I'm listing the places were are registered at.
Now as many people know, there's always those people who don't buy off the registry and end up getting you something that's not anything that you wanted, isn't your taste, doesn't go with how your house is decorated etc etc. And you don't want someones feelings hurt when the glorious 6 foot tall wooden coat rack that's shaped like a giant pineapple isn't at your front door when they come for a visit.
Now my question. Would it be wrong to include a little note at the bottom of the web page that states something along the lines of
"Feel free to shop off the registry, if you'd like to buy us something for our new home, our kitchen is currently in shades of red, and our bathroom and bedroom is teal, light blue, and brown." or something along those lines or if you have some way to word it better or should i just omit and if we get something we don't like we can just return it?
Just put the registry information. Your job is to graciously accept ANY gift that someone thinks enough of you to go out and buy for you. Yes, even if it's butt ugly, you have no earthly idea where it was bought, and goes with absolutely nothing in your home. You don't have to tell Aunt Sue that the ceramic salt and pepper shakers that resembles dogs "getting it on" are hideous, simply thank her for thinking of you and for the gift, and move on. That's why re-gifting was invented, or thrift stores.
Also, please please please don't put registry information on your wedding invitations. The website is fine, invites is not.
Everyone gets something absolutely atrocious for a wedding gift. Somewhere there's a tacky store that sells this junk. We shouldn't shoot our relatives, but the owners of stores that thinks this stuff is nice! LOL
Good luck! Have a happy wedding!
How many of you have a section 8 tenant living next door to you and you own your own home?
A familly on section 8 have been living next door to me for the past five years. I own my townhome and I am a single mom. I work 40 hrs a week and pay all my own bills. I've noticed a cycle that my neighbor use year after year. They would find jobs when things get really rough. Once tax season roll around they quit there jobs. Now, since the government is going to send out rebate checks I guess they will never work again this year. Within five months they have accumulated 3 vehicles, two of them are inoperable. There is litter, toys, shoes and other objects decorating the front yard, the pipes are leaking and flowing down the driveway, the front window is cracked from a fight, and the screen door is off the hinges. I contacted the property manager and she doesn't care. All she was interested in was my name and where did I live. Of course, I did not give her that information. I've emailed the city about the problem. I am waiting to see what will happens.
Does your townhome belong to an HOA?
If yes and the section 8 property is in the HOA also, get the board on the job here. Inoperable vehicles aren't permitted in my HOA, neither is an unsightly mess or an unkempt yard or poor maintenance that can be seen from the street.
A few violation notices to the owner backed up by fines and liens usually get things fixed.
also, section 8 rules require that the landlord keep up the property. You can find the section 8 agency for your community via the hud.gov website. Call them and report the apparently unsafe conditions next door [leaking pipes and broken door].
A HUD inspection isn't what a landlord wants.
emailing city may not help -- unless there is reason to suspect a code violation. Look for the code enforcement department on your city's website and see if they have a code summary online you can read.
Room colors & the direction they face?
My sister-in-law is into (?????) and talks about how important it is to pick certain colors for certain rooms, and it is better to sleep in a room that faces such & so direction. She says the direction that your front door faces means something.
Does anyone know what this is? I know she told me, but it didn't register, and I'm having trouble following her conversations when she is talking about decorating her place.
She is American, but I think this is not an American custom she is talking about. That's fine, but I'm confused.....and she is very dear & sweet.
This is called Feng Shui (fung shway) and is practiced throughout east and southeast Asia with variations of name. It is an idea that we can help the flow of good energy through our living spaces by placing things in certain ways. It can range anywhere from common sense in furniture arrangement to very complex calculations in geographical directions, astrological information (for you AND your house!), and use of colors, materials, and symbolic objects. I like Lillian Too's books on the subject, because they are full of good photos and explained step by step. Some people don't agree with all her info, but she's good at what she does.
Long, wide living room... how to decorate? furniture?
We just bought a great 1950s bungalow with 1500sq ft.
The issue is- the living room (when you walk in the front door, there is a low wall to your right, which seperates the entry from the living room, and is where the TV cables are in the wall)... it is about 22' long, 12' wide. If you put the couch against the wall, you're literally about 22' from the spot where the TV cables come into the house. WAY too far. We have a large overstuffed couch, love seat, 2 leather club chairs, matching retro style coffee table and side tables, a 40" lcd tv and stand. We had a small home, and everything fit very nicely, and seemed really cozy and family friendly. Now, we have double the space, but still the same amount of furniture. We bought all our furniture new in the past 2 years, so replacing it really isn't an option.
The living room also opens up onto the dining room (a big L shape, the small part being the dining room, so we really can't put a dining room in the big space of the living room to fill it up. I don't want to have a big empty spot in the middle of the room, between the TV and couch. And, I want to be able to entertain without people feeling stranded in an empty, non functional room. This room has me baffled. We move in June 1st and i'm almost having nightmares about how to go about furnishing the room, setting it up. My plan is just to stick the furniture in there and rearrange it till I'm satisfied.
Also, on the wall seperating the kitchen and living room (which SOMEDAY we want to cut a pass-thru into) I am planning on stenciling a large tree onto the wall, and hanging family photos on the tre...a family tree... and was thinking of putting the 2 club chairs against that wall with a stack of antique trunks in between them, as a table. That's the first wall you see when you come into the house.
I was thinking about putting the couch in the middle of the room, but then it would be in the way of the nice window seat that's there. I would love to be able to fit a home office in there somewhere. Move the couch from the wall, put a funky desk behind it, which would move the couch away from the wall and closer to the tv???
Colous will be green, grey, brown, very nature toned and calming. The room gets a TON of light. I want to make the room seem SMALLER, not larger.
Just put you TV on the short wall where it goes, then decide how close or far you want to be from it. Put your love seat width wise there. Put your couch lengthwise at the end of love seat with the front edges (corners) only touching each other. Place an end table in the corner (L) the two couches create.
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