Sunday, October 26, 2008

Apartment Problems

So I have been having some problems with my apartment. One of the problems we have been having is that the floor tiles have kept popping out of the floor. It happened before in the summer and we called the superintendent to have it fixed. We went on our honeymoon came back and the floor was still unfixed. At this point we made a stink to building management and they finally sent some one to fix it. Unfortunately a few weeks later the floor tiles in a different area of the apartment started to pop out again. It has now been close to 3 weeks since we reported the problem and it still has not been fixed. We are thinking about taking this to the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal. Below is a pic of what is happening.

We also had an issue with how often they were emptying the garbage bins. They would let it pile up to the point that you couldn't even throw stuff to the top of it. Below is an example

The third issue we were having was with mold. This is more serious as mold is very dangerous to our health. The mold was building up around the windows. We called the building management and reported the problem. They said it was because of the difference in temperature between the outside and inside. This is completely ridiculous. This is Canada it is supposed to be colder outside than it is inside. THAT IS THE POINT OF BEING INSIDE!!!! They also suggested it would stop if we left the windows open. Do they actually expect us to leave the windows open in the winter?
Eventually they came and wiped the place down and repainted the effected area. We also called someone from the board of health to make sure that the place was safe for us. They said it was. Now I wipe the windows down myself every other week with disinfectant wipes.

Honestly at this point I am just fed up. We need to live in an apartment for a little while longer while we save for our first home but these issues are truly annoying. Maybe I have been spoiled by living in a house my whole life but I don't think that these things are supposed to happen.

That's it for this week.

Next week ... It's the busy time at work

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall Tv

Sorry for the lateness of this post. I have no good excuse so I won't make up a bad one. On to the shows ...

Last year I wrote "this"

And I stand by that.

This year unfortunately I feel pretty much the same. None of the new shows really interest me that much.

The most hyped new shows are


This is a show by JJ Abrams who is the creator of Alias and LOST. Since I am fan of both I thought I would give it a try. I only lasted about 20 minutes. The show is clearly an attempt to lure in the X-files crowd. Since I was not a fan of x-files I am not a fan of this.

The next most Hyped show would be the new 90210

I wasn't a big fan of the original. It ran for 10 years and i think i pulled the plug after 4. However, I am a fan of train wrecks and I thought this was going to be a huge one. Again I could only make through about 30 minutes of the first episode before I had enough. Maybe i am just to old to give two shits about the lives of a bunch of rich pampered teens in Beverly Hills.

The only returning shows i was really waiting for that starts in the fall were Prison Break and Smallville.

Prison Break should have ended two years ago but he we are in the 4th season. I still like the show but the premise behind it has changed too much. They have basically turned into a next generation version of the A-Team. in that they go on missions every week. It still entertaining it just doesn't make much sense.

Smallville had a challenge coming into this season in that the best actor in the show is not returning this season. The lack of Lex Luther is a real problem. However, so far they have kept things very interesting and they are bringing in more characters from the DC comics library. I a pleasantly surprised that I have liked everything I have seen thus far.

Most of my favorite shows are coming back in January. The ones I am looking forward to most are LOST, 24, and Battlestar Gallactica.

I am going to Michigan next week for my cousins wedding. So there will most likely be no post next week but after that I am commited to returning to my weekly post status.

Next time .... Apartment troubles...