Fast forward a couple of months, my daughter is failing out of college, has her tongue pierced, her lip tattooed and the apartment should be quarantined.
So I will not pay for this cesspool of an apartment anymore so the girls have to buy out their lease (two months’ rent = $2k). Fair enough, my name is on it, my credit is at risk, etc. This I found out from calling the leasing office. If they (I) buy out their lease, there are no ramifications regarding my credit, and oh, by the way, I am the only cosigner on the lease. What? I say! No that is not right. When I handed the lease over to my daughter's friend to turn in with my signature on it, she said her mom was going to sign it too. Her mom did not sign it too. This means, that I have full responsibility for the irresponsibility of these two stupid ass teenagers. Good God.
So now it is mid January. The girls have to turn in their 30-day notice and pay January's rent. No problem.
January 1, 2012 – me: "Did you turn in your notice?"
My daughter: "No, my friend's mom wants to talk to you."
Me: "Why, there is nothing to talk about. You two are moving out."
My daughter: "I don't know."
Me: "Turn in your notice today."
January 2, 2012 – me: "Did you turn in your notice?"
My daughter: "No, my friend's mom wants to talk to you."
Me: "There is nothing to talk about. Have her call your father."
January 3, 2012 – me: "Did you turn in your notice?"
My daughter: "No."
Me: "Do it."
My daughter: "I just called the leasing office. They will let us have until the end of day or else we have to pay February's rent."
Me: "Do you have February's rent?"
My daughter: "No"
Me: "Then I suggest you turn in your notice."
My daughter: "I have to call my friend to make sure she does it."
Phone call from the friend's mother to my husband occurred, finally. A couple of minutes later, the friend turned in her notice. Thank God. Check that off. Now the rent for January needs to be paid.
January 4, 2012 - Text from the friend, "So, I was online about to pay rent and notice you guys haven't paid yet so are we paying rent?"
Me: "Go ahead and pay rent for January then you have to be moved out by the end of the month. You have to come up with your half of two month's rent."
January 6, 2012 8:30am. – me: "I am paying rent today. Let me know when you have paid yours.” (I didn't want to pay my half until she paid hers because if she doesn't pay it is my credit report that gets screwed up.)
January 6, 2012 12pm – me: "Have you paid the rent yet?"
Friend: "I have to when I get off work."
January 7, 2012 9:30am – me: "Just checking on the rent. I didn't see that you paid your half yet."
January 7, 2012 4pm – Friend: "My parents are paying it so I don't know. Ask them."
Me: "So why did you say you were paying it when you get off work? I'm confused."
Friend: "Because I was going to till I talked to my mom and dad."
Me: "Will you check on that for me then?"
Friend: "I did, they said they have been trying to call you."
Me: "Weird, no one has called my phone or my husband’s."
Friend: "Alright I'll let them know."
January 9, 2012 1pm – me: "Did you find out about the rent? Are your parents going to pay or are they going to just have you evicted?"
January 9, 2012 4pm – Friend: "I don't know anything about it, You would have to talk to them."
Me: "I am tired of trying to track down the rent. I am screwed either way. Frankly at this point I don't give a crap. It is your apartment and I thought you would take responsibility for at least finding out when the rent will be paid."
Text to my daughter from her friend: "My parents are really mad at your mom."
My daughter: "Why"
Friend: "She keeps texting me about the rent"
From friend to me: "Well I am sorry my dad lost his job and there (sic) trying to figure out money why wouldn't you call them an (sic) talk to them about it like i keep saying. you don't have to be so rude towards me i didn't do anything."
Me: "I am so not being rude. We are broke also. Times are tough all over. You, me and my daughter are on the lease, not your parents and if you ever want to be able to rent anywhere again I would suggest you take an interest."
Friend: "I am interested trust me bc i know it effects more then (sic) just me. they told me it'll be paid they are waiting for my check to clear tomorrow morning and it'll be paid.”
Me: "You might want to call the leasing office because I think eviction proceedings have already been filed at the courthouse."
Friend: “I dont know the number"
Are you fucking kidding me?
Me: "Look it up on your iphone"
Friend: "Well I figured u had it to send it to me but I guess that's to much to ask."
Me: "I don't have it. What the hell? I have been nice to you from day one. I don't know what is going on with you."
Friend: ”I'm sorry I'm just a little upset. An I've always nice an (sic) respectful to you." Like hell.
Friend: "They said I have until the end of the week and that you haven't paid your half either."
Yeah because I wanted to make sure you paid yours, asshole.
Friend: "It'll be paid tomorrow before two my mother told me to tell you."
January 10,2012 3:30pm – Me: "Did you pay your rent"
Friend: "It won't let me. We have to put our money together because we have a past due charge now."
Me: "You can send me a check."
Friend: "For what?"
Me: "For your half of the rent." dummy
Friend: "So your (sic) paying the whole thing? Are you sure?"
Me: "I won't pay it until I have your check."
Friend: "Today's the last day or we get hit with court fees."
Me: "I thought you said you had until the end of the week?"
Friend: "Nope my mom talked to them today."
Me: "I give up. I get a different story from you every day."
Friend: "That's not true at all."
Me: "Bring them a certified check and I'll have my daughter bring one tonight."
Later that day. Me: "Did you drop off your check?"
Thank the fucking Lord.