Especially an auburned hair one! I have so many ideas of blogs to write. From my seven week trip in the USA, to things that have been popping into my head, but today, the immediacy of the situation dictates this blog. NO, I wasn't scorned by a lover, but by the tenant in my guest house.
Now, I've lived here almost nine years and for a couple of those years I had "short term" tenants so I have probably had around 40 tenants in this length of time. Everyone loves the house and the gardens - the light and airiness and space of it. The great furnishings............not the man who just moved out.
He not only left the place filthy, he skipped owing the balance of his lease. Three months worth - over $2000US. It is amazing the amount of damage a person can do in such a short period of time. I have been lucky with the other tenants, I guess. There are nails everywhere, several ripped sheets that are no longer usable, damaged rugs from his dog. The entire place will have to be painted. The list goes on and on.
But, in trying to figure out why I"m so sad (and angry) I guess it's because of the disappointment in this person's character. He's a retired college professor. He knows better.
He said to me, "That lease probably isn't even legal" And I responded, "I learned in my business career that a legal contract is only as good as the integrity of those who sign it". (I'm sure Steve will have a comment about this).
So, I will leave it to the Universe to catch up with him and his bad Karma. I don't want to lower myself to rath and fury. Whew, I feel better already!