Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: West Coast of the East Coast, FL
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We just moved into military quarters in TX. To make a long story short, it is disgustingly filthy, and they don't care. They sent someone over to "clean" it when we complained, and all they did was swish around the dirt.
They painted over the dirt on the base boards, but it shows through. They caulked over the mold in the bathrooms, but it shows through. They painted over the dirt on the stair rails and doors; when I tried to wipe off the dirt today, I wiped off an entire coat of paint as well. The grease that is glued on the burners isn't coming off, I already tried. The floor is industrial-looking linoleum, that has decades of dirt ground into it.
I have already cleaned the windows and window wells with a toothbrush. There was so much dirt in there that I am barely exaggerating when I say I could have planted grass instead.
They sprayed for bugs, but the house is so utterly unsealed that I fine 1/2 dozen ants and/or spiders inside every day. I HATE ants. We are sticklers about rinsing plates off before they go in the dishwasher, not leaving a scrap of food out, etc.
We're doing the best that we can, and it does look better now. But I guess I'm still embarrassed by it. And it's not even my fault! Not many people live on base, so they're in new apartment complexes where dirt hasn't accumulated since WWII.
I know I shouldn't care what other people think, and that I should be secure in my knowledge that it is as clean as it can be, given the circumstances, but still...
I guess this is more of a rant that anything!
Only 6 months...then we move again, thank God!
Emily--Married to the love of my life 2008--Joyful mommy to Rachel Elizabeth 12/10PM me about low supply; insufficient glandular tissue; posterior tongue tie; lip tie