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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Looking For Roommies

This is a tough job, but it may be the one way I get to stay here in OR. I have an ad up now looking for someone to share this house with. But it's been tough. I send them the application and it scares most people away. But there is a method to sending those applications to potential roommates. The main thing is I don't want another Patti in my life! So, the application process I have is very rigorous, maybe even a little intrusive. But I want to know the applicant inside and out. I've heard so many stories of people getting cheated by roommates, and I already had one bad roommate before, and I sure as Hell do not want another one.

In the application, I even ask about the family. Sometimes you can tell what the person is going to be like by knowing what the family is like. Patti once was married to a man who beat her up, that's not normal. She also had a sister who was a hoarder, and that is not normal. So, if someone has that in their family, I want to know about it. Sometimes, a person may sound too good to be true. That's another reason I send the application out and do interviews before I even allow the person in my home. The application gets rid of the riff-raff. I am also looking more for a long-term tenant, I'd really prefer someone who is going to be here for a lot longer than a year. As this may be the only way I'll get to stay here.

But this is not easy. I've come across a few people who I'd like, but they either only want the room for a few months or they don't want to fill out the application. But I am not that desperate, so I can afford to wait for the right tenant to come along.

Just needed to vent.

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