Negligence Strikes Again

Negligence Strikes Again

Earlier today, I went out in the yard with Blue dog for what I thought would be an uneventful relief time and right back in. Great idea, but wrong answer.

There is a tree which grows by the swing and on this tree, there is a pointed broken limb right about eye level for me. As I was passing the thing, I got too close and smacked right into it. The sharp point of this broken limb which I have asked to have trimmed off so that there is not a sharp point anymore on several occasions caught me directly underneath the eyeball. Less than an inch closer and I’d have possibly lost the eye and though the eye doesn’t work I’d like to keep it in my head. As it is the eye is swollen and has a rather nasty looking cut on it.

I’m so flipping tired of reporting maintenance issues only to have them ignored. How badly do I have to get hurt before someone pays attention.

The flooring in my house is rotten and there are places that literally give under my feet when I walk. The flooring underneath the tub gives when you step on certain places in the tub, and it has caused me to slip on more than one occasion. Pictures will not stay on the walls because of the constant shifting and last night when I laid down in my bed it caused the flooring to shift and things on the shelf standing next to the bedroom rattled.

There is no excuse for this either. They spent all last week fixing the floors in the apartment recently vacated on the other end of my building. They are aware the underneath of the building has problems but rather than fix them they simply replace the floor, and they are throwing away good tax dollars after bad doing so. Until the problem is fixed, it won’t do a bit of good to keep putting down new floor. I’ve been told bull shit such as, there are 8 feet between you and the ground underneath the floor, that’s why it feels that way.” Or my favorite, “These are floating floors.” That is a bald face lie.

I’ve made phone calls and I’ve posted similar posts to this.

As if this isn’t enough when I came in from outside a moment ago, I smelled something and thought I’d stepped in someone’s dog’s leavings. No matter what you do, there are some who are never going to pick up after their animal. I wish that’s all it had been. It wasn’t. It was sewage. Evidently the ditches are full of it again and it’s running out onto the ground. I washed blue’s feet and hope that he didn’t lick any of it off before I managed to know it was there.

As hard a time as I had in my little house, nothing prepared me for what I’ve dealt with here.

I wish I had never moved. I’m miserable here beyond measure and talking with people does no good.

I’ve no idea why I’m bothering to post here other than I needed something to do with what’s boiling inside of me.

Well, no sense lamenting what cannot be helped. If you pray or send out good thoughts to the universe or whatever, a little prayer wouldn’t hurt my feelings.

Blue and I struggle in our current situation.

Thanks for reading. It’s appreciated.


About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. She is Also a Social Media Marketing Assistant.

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  1. So sad to hear this. Is there somewhere better you could be? How about writing to your selectmen or other town official? You ought to be able to get help. Please, if you can, persevere, but in a different direction. I wish you good luck and success! Tasha

    1. Hi, Tasha.
      I am moving. I’m #21 on a waiting list for an apartment in VA. It is just across the state line from where I live, about a 20 minute ride. Maybe longer depending on traffic. The apartment complex is a high-rise with everything in one building. Laundry rooms on every other floor or so, trash shoots to drop trash into the trashroom a community room which you can always use when activities aren’t happening. It is lovely. They have a walking club formed which I hope to join.
      The problem is trying to keep safe while waiting to move.
      The Seeing Eye sent a trainer to evaluate Blue and me in the new town. They very much liked the area as unlike here, there are sidewalks and good crosswalks when crossing at intersections.
      I’m just venting frustrations with every day life where I am living now. I know there is light at the end of the tunnel it just gets shut out by the challenges living in my current situation brings.
      Thanks for reading and for your support.
      Oh yes in answer to your question, I have written letters and made phone calls. The city is in a very bad state of affairs.

  2. Trish Hubschman Reply
    December 19, 2023

    I don’t know how to respond to asituation like this, excdept to say, Be careful.

    1. Hi, Trish.
      Just knowing you’re in my corner is enough.
      I’m being careful and I’m moving in summer or fall.
      Blessid Be I can stay unbroken or something till then.

  3. My prayers go with you and my best wishes, Tasha

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