Last night we took Charlotte to the ER. She was sick and projectile-vomiting (all over me, and even into my hair), and then she started projectile-vomiting bile. Bile crossed the line from waiting and seeing, and having her checked out. Thankfully she only has a tummy flu.
Well, city building inspector is coming out tomorrow. These are only a few of the problems with this house. Screens are missing, the carpets are so old they should have been replaced (I question the sanity of carpets over 30 years old), there are holes in the wall of one of the bathrooms, the laundry room had no way for the dryer heat to escape (we had a licensed contractor put one in so that we could dry laundry without worrying about mold developing in that room that we'd be responsible for), etc.. These are just things about the house that can be photographed (how do I photograph what's not there, like fire alarms?) instead of problems with the landlord calling a lot, having a humiliating nickname for me that's part of the female body, stopping over frequently without giving notice, and lying to try getting us in trouble with animal control. The landlord's made it very clear that she will not be fixing up anything with this house because she thinks she's done enough.
These windows by the dining area are extremely draft and don't close entirely. They open and close like horizontal blinds. As you can see in the second picture, even "closed," there are wide gaps that prevent any sort of seal, plus one is broken.
This is a window by the front door. The landlady said it's too expensive to replace, so won't.
I can't make myself go near this. This is in one of the bathrooms. Not only is there no floorboard, but the wall's outright rotten away. I don't want to think about what kind of mold and nasty stuff is growing. There are a lot of spiders in this bathroom.
This is beneath the in-wall over. The space between the wall is large enough that our cat is in it in this picture. There were boards propped up to conceal this.
Apparently this type of drawer is so special that no one is capable of making a replacement, or so the landlady says. So one wasn't provided. Underneath it is some metal caging stuff that isn't stapled down except for part of one side. Mice come in through this. We had to bring in a mouser-cat to keep the mice at bay. (Don't want poison or snap traps with our baby around.)
No latches at all on the front door. The only way to keep this door closed is to lock it using a lock that doesn't unlock from the outside. This is dangerous as it risks be getting locked outside with my baby inside. My fiance and I have repeatedly called the landlords to fix this, and then finally were going to have someone else do it, but since it requires a new hole being drilled into the door (that type of latch isn't made anymore), we tried to get permission, and never heard back.
This door automatically locks if you close it all the way. There is no way to close this door without locking. With the front door only locking from the inside using a lock that can't unlock from the outside, it is dangerous for me to go through this door for any reason unless I want to risk being locked outside with my baby locked inside or unless I simply don't lock the front door and let it blow open.
This is the one heating unit. It is outside the back bedroom, and doesn't blow very warm at all. Even if it did, all heat is sucked out the windows in the dining area and from around the ill-fitting front door.
I also found out here that all rooms must either have natural light from a window or a skylight, and neither of the bathrooms do. Both of them have windows that go into the laundry/storage room. That room is an addition, and I'm highly doubting now that the guy who owned this house (the landlord's husband's dad) had any permits for it. It it's without permits, then it'll have to come down, and I'm making the landlords pay for us to move. We will be down a room, our place to do laundry and store stuff.
The landlord has made it clear, time and again, that they won't be putting any more money into this house, claiming they did enough already.