Sunday, February 14, 2010

look what he did!

We live in a rented house. Now, hear in israel its very commen that the houses are old and need alot of work! but many owners who rent the houses or appartment dont want to fix any thing- they only want the rent money!
Here, in israel, alot of laws dont make any sense or no one does what the law says cues the police and the cort of law are to week. this is a very hard country to live in! Its always nice to visit here but not to stay and live. I cant wait to leave this country, one day...

So our house was 2 small for the 5 of us. so my husbend closed the porch by building wooden walls- but wait! he is not done yet! we still need to paint the walls around it and the red painted bricks also need to be painted- all in white.
and then he took a wall down! and this is how it looked for a while... we realy sufferd from it. it is so hard to live in a ugly house.

Next step: over a week ago my husbend workd 2 days on this. and our house was so derty. every day i had to clean every thing up again and wash the floor. but it already was better then before

The end of the nightmear: the wall is fixed and painted! there is still much to do in the porch, in the roof in the kitchen.. the floor....
i will show you all, at the end the before and after pictures

Now can you belive the the house owner calld us up and wanted to rais our rent??? after fixing his house for free, making it better and bigger- he wants more money!
this week he will come over, see what we have done and i will have a seriose conversation with him. now i want him to fix everything around... will see how it goes....
See? in israel you need to be tough. cues if your not then you unfortanatly lose. if you are innocent like we are then you get stepd on and used. that is about what we go through in our lives here in israel. every one bargens on everything, other wise they lose.
its a very tiring life....
Did i say that i cant wait to get out of here?


My Child's Diary said...

המון בהצלחה עם בעל הבית! אני כל כך מבינה לליבך! והאמת, סליחה, אבל כל כך שמחה שאנחנו כבר לא חלק מהבלאגן הזה. במיוחד בטבעון שבעלי הבית כאן מרשים לעצמם בכלל להתנהג בחוצפה יתרה.
אולי תתייעצי באחד הפורומים לפני השיחה עם בעל הבית מה באמת זכויותיך, ותקראי שוב את החוזה. בהצלחה!
נ.ב. קיבלת את המייל שלי?

Sally said...

It is ridiculous that you landlord wants more rent for work and materials that you put into his home! I've heard of this happening before, but still think it is crazy! I hope you get it all worked out. If the landlord thinks that he should benefit, then he should have to pay you for the materials and the labor that you put into making the upgrades!

fiona said...

i'm so sorry to hear this.
i'm going thru the same house problems as you so i truly understand.
**strength to you!!