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JM^3
15-09-2005, 07:44:05
my roomates got drunk

and smashed up the house we rent

waht should I do?

jm

notyoueither
15-09-2005, 07:53:54
Burn it down and call it a day.

notyoueither
15-09-2005, 07:54:18
But seriously, how badly smashed up?

JM^3
15-09-2005, 07:59:12
food all over the kitchen

a much bigger whole in the wall (no longer fist size, not bigger then a head)

don't know what else in kitchen

fire detector ripped down, lots of stuff shoved in hole...

etc

JM

notyoueither
15-09-2005, 08:00:13
That's not too much. Fix it.

notyoueither
15-09-2005, 08:01:43
I had visions of all the windows broken out, sledge-hammered toilets, new patio doors courtesy of a 4x4, and shit like that. Now, that's no damage deposit back country.

JM^3
15-09-2005, 08:01:57
I should say.. the first food thrown on the floor (my shredded wheats, which were on top of the refrigerator) I didn't say anything about (sort of joked after complaining a bit)

when they were pressuring the other roomate that was home to shoot tobasco, I did it also...

but after a little horseplay (and when my food was ready) I hid in my room...

and I don' t appreciate what they did at all

Jon Miller
(there is horseplay and horseplay, and the stuff they did while I hid in my room they yelled "oh look what Jon has done now" which doesn't make me want to help clean at all)

JM^3
15-09-2005, 08:03:23
yeah, I had those visions also, until I left my room (After they appeared to have gone to bed)

Jon Miller

notyoueither
15-09-2005, 08:03:28
Sounds like you need new roomies. Who's name is on the lease?

JM^3
15-09-2005, 08:04:19
all of ours..

I like my freinds.. often

but I am beggining to think that perhaps I have roomed with them long enough (some of the reason I decided it was OK to move down to southern Virginia)

JM

notyoueither
15-09-2005, 08:07:13
Who's, whose, whores!

Ahem.

I would say I'd been there too long ago about one house wrecking ago. You did say they enlarged the hole, yes?

JM^3
15-09-2005, 08:08:11
yeah, that happened long ago (when I was stupider also..)

Jon Miller

notyoueither
15-09-2005, 08:13:03
I wish I could help more, but my ability to speak English seems to be fading rapidly.

Damn that's fine beer.

JM^3
15-09-2005, 08:28:10
yeah, I was hoping for a pleasent, slightly drunk, night

JM

mr.G
15-09-2005, 08:51:32
sounds like a fun night

The Norks
15-09-2005, 09:41:32
I'd let them clean it up and fix it if they did it. Its not your problem, and if they refuse tell the landlord about what happened.

DaShi
15-09-2005, 11:42:54
Drink until you don't care anymore.

Chris
15-09-2005, 11:44:42
Beat the shit outta him.

Provost Harrison
15-09-2005, 11:50:46
Move out!

Gary
15-09-2005, 11:54:14
All of the above []

mr.G
15-09-2005, 20:07:38
jon, update pleezzzzz

RedFred
15-09-2005, 20:28:35
I'm in agreement with Gary. Live by yourself or find a better quality of roommate.

JM^3
15-09-2005, 23:59:26
hmm

oh, went and had a good, if long day..

will see what happens.. (I met one roommate arround lunch, I don't think he gets that I am upset about all this)

I think at least some of the floro has been vacuumed or something

Jon Miller

JM^3
16-09-2005, 05:21:09
yeah, so kitchen was mopped (the areas hit worse.. the edges which were terrible from long ago were not taken care of)

the hallway floor was vacuumed

the steps, which are wood, were not really cleaned

and I just did all the dishes in the sink (of which a couple plates were mine (small fraction of the total)), which was the only thing I heard mentioned as being upsetting to them

JM

Koshko
16-09-2005, 05:31:30
You people so aren't getting your deposit back.

Oerdin
16-09-2005, 06:40:35
A hole in the dry wall is easy to fix. I suggest you all go down to the home depot buy some dry wall, dry wall tape, wall compound, and a can of spray on wall texture. It should take only about an hour or two to fix but you have to let it dry before you spot paint it.

Tell your room mates they have to pay for it but you'll helop fix it. Then tell them you're so not helping them if they do it again. That should get them to stop which is more productive then getting angry and throwing a shit fit. They have to be total tools though to bust up their own house so they won't get their deposit back.

Rule #1 break things at other peoples' houses instead of yours so you still get your deposit back.

JM^3
16-09-2005, 06:56:21
yeah

we don't throw parties really, which I think is a good thing

but can be really stupid after a night at the bar

JM

Oerdin
16-09-2005, 07:15:48
Just get a saw, a tape measure, and a straight edge and cut the hole into a perfectly square shape. Then buy a piece of dry wall of the exact same size and use it to patch the hole.

Directions are here: http://www.easy2.com/cm/easy/diy_ht_index.asp?page_id=35693893

mr.G
16-09-2005, 07:35:28
wooohooo oerdin sounds just like an adult.

The Norks
16-09-2005, 07:58:11
I love Oerdin, he's a real American man. I bet if this was the 1800's he'd have been swaggering about in cowboy gear, with a pistol, knocking back sasparilla and herding steers. Fantastic. :D

KrazyHorse@home
16-09-2005, 08:05:36
Being handy makes you American?

No wonder you guys can't do anything right.

I'd suspected as much after reading Laz's posts, but for fuck's sake...

Dyl Ulenspiegel
16-09-2005, 09:02:29
Originally posted by Oerdin
Just get a saw, a tape measure, and a straight edge and cut the hole into a perfectly square shape.


Yeah, that'll teach them.

mr.G
16-09-2005, 09:03:19
:lol:
funny lawyer

Dyl Ulenspiegel
16-09-2005, 09:03:26
Originally posted by KrazyHorse@home
Being handy makes you American?


I suppose knowing how to fix cardboard houses makes you American.

DaShi
16-09-2005, 09:08:20
Relax fellas. I know giving any American a compliment makes you die a little inside, but I think you could just let this one slide.

Funko
16-09-2005, 09:14:45
I thought KrazyHorse was a Canadian. :confused:

Gary
16-09-2005, 09:25:10
Hole in plaster ? Fill it with filler and sand it down with sandpaper over a wood block. (Or whatever's handy)

Unless you're really good and don't need the 'sanding down' stage.

Really a hole in the wall ? Fill up the middle with sand/cement first then do the above.

Internal wall with lath rather than brick ? Sod it, pull out any broken bits and do both sides as above.

In short, block it with something, (preferably a roommate) sand it level, then paint/paper/whatever to hide your mess. Then collect deposit and move out.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
16-09-2005, 09:26:28
I thought KrazyHorse was a bumbling retard.

Gary
16-09-2005, 09:29:46
PS Plasterboard (Sheetrock/dry lined) walls. Much the same really, Stick something inside to stop the filler continually falling into the centre first.

Then remember not to have crap walls in your place when you buy one. And beware of any builders you hire quoting jobs based on the assumption they can put up that crap. Insist on bricks and mortar and a proper plaster job.

Funko
16-09-2005, 09:41:43
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
I thought KrazyHorse was a bumbling retard.

Did you copy and paste what I said?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
16-09-2005, 10:07:36
own goal

(I had a strong suspicion of ph'ing when I posted that, yes)

KrazyHorse@home
17-09-2005, 17:44:10
Originally posted by Funko
Did you copy and paste what I said?

:lol:

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
17-09-2005, 19:02:21
I had someone in my family (not I) put their foot through a wall in the last place we rented. It was big enough we had to brace it with a piece of wood as a support behind it. But the landlord was none the wiser, and we got (most) of our deposit back. They were assholes and nitpicked a whole bunch of stuff and we really couldn't be bothered disputing $200 difference.

Now, in the house we moved into, there was a hole big eough to pass a car engine in the master bedroom wall that looked like the entire wall cavity was filled with plaster and then not sanded down, so there's this rough "scab" of garbage. It's hidden behind a bookcase now, but it looks sucky.

Oerdin
17-09-2005, 20:41:50
Originally posted by The Norks
I love Oerdin, he's a real American man. I bet if this was the 1800's he'd have been swaggering about in cowboy gear, with a pistol, knocking back sasparilla and herding steers. Fantastic. :D

Sasparilla? :hmm:

Oerdin
17-09-2005, 20:50:40
Originally posted by Gary
Insist on bricks and mortar and a proper plaster job.[/SIZE][/FONT]

Fuck that! I'd never buy a brick house as they fall down in Earthquakes and kill everyone.

Gary
17-09-2005, 23:04:48
Earthquakes ? What are they then ?

Greg W
18-09-2005, 01:04:09
I'd suggest getting them all drunk, and then hiring a massive black man to run into the house, covered in blood (fake preferably) and wielding a machette. He can scream something about being the owner, and act all wide eyed and insane.

Or just get Venom to fill the role.

See, 70's/80's movies always provide the inspiration when needed. :D

Oerdin
18-09-2005, 05:56:33
You said "run". Does Venom ever run? Hell, does Venom ever get off the coach?

RedFred
18-09-2005, 06:11:33
He's having a mad affair with his coach?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
18-09-2005, 17:25:06
Originally posted by Oerdin
Fuck that!

Pretty fit, fucking a brick.