True to the old warning that no good deed goes unpunished, I am still suffering at the hand of fate.
If you recall, I did a rent-to-own agreement with a former friend of mine, who turned to drugs, trashed my place, didn't pay her rent, and I finally had to evict her and her deadbeat son.
I then spent more money to fix up the place and rent to a woman who was on probation at the time. "Trixie" had been a former prostitute, drug dealer and crackhead, but as she was on probation and was on meds, I felt comfortable renting to her.
Although I had told her that I would consider doing a rent-to-own, I had promised myself that I'd wait to see if Trixie could stick to her monthly payments for 6 months before I would commit to anything more.
Little did I know that Trixie was about to come off probation.
Trixie immediately returned to her peculiar ways, and added a boyfriend as well. This guy is prone to seizures, apparently due to too many drug overdoses in his past.
Trixie went off her meds, picked up the crack pipe, and promptly stopped paying rent with all the excuses that crackheads are so very good at. In this case, her boyfriend suddenly needed new meds, and there simply wasn't any money left.
I let it go a month, due to my being busy and all her pitiful pleadings. June passed by, with promises of her ability to pay both June and July's rent on the first of July.
When I found out that she only had June's rent, I started proceedings to evict her.
In an attempt to delay or halt the eviction, Trixie treated us all to such a gloriously awful letter that I really had to share it with everyone. It's too long to publish here, but the translation is here and photos of the actual document are here.
On Friday, finding out that the eviction was going forward, Trixie showed up twice at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's offices, screaming and hollering at everyone in an attempt to stop it, apparently. It didn't work, and the eviction continues. She should be out on Wednesday at the latest.
I only hope for everyone's sake that she doesn't do anything really stupid to the place.
Trixie stands out as a golden example of Whitney Houston's famous "crack is whack" statement.
Some of my favorite excerpts:
1. Trixie seems to think I have a partner, despite what I've told her, and makes multiple references to my maintenance guy whom she apparently THINKS is my partner. When she was writing this, she called us both up, hollering her demands to be told his last name, as if this piece of precious information would win her the case. To her great frustration, she had to go without it.
2. I like how she has "windows to the utmost insecurity."
3. Trixie triumphantly claims to have given me money that I've accepted as partial payment, but gives no proof of this falsehood, as if the courts will merely accept her assertion.
4. According to Trixie, I want to disown my trailer.
5. Trixie thinks she really scores at the end, by pointing out that I forgot to renew my title / taxes on the trailer. That set me back a whopping $43.20 today. Thanks, Trixie, for the reminder.
6. The "personal matter" that she coyly refers to is the difficulty I'm having getting any money out of my former tenant, Zen. Happily, Zen's employer is cooperating with me on getting some of it out of her worthless hide. Trixie found this out when I told her that I certainly wouldn't wait to see if she could get as far in debt to me as Zen did.
7. I love how she's willing to accept $2,000 to move out immediately. If that isn't blackmail, what is? It takes chutzpah to blackmail someone in court documents!