We’re Living in a Fridge

Aaah, My Umbrella!

We came home from our trip to the Bruce Peninsula to a freezing apartment on Sunday. The indoor temperature was 15°C and that night the outdoor temperature fell down to 0°C. Troy called the evil landlord and asked him to turn on the central heating (the tenants have no access to it). It's two days later now and there's still no central heating. Our portable heater can't really do much to keep the room warm. Most of the time, we just leave it on in the bedroom.

We've been sleeping under four layers of blankets since Sunday night. It feels like sleeping in a cocoon. Last night Troy said that he'd wake up a beautiful butterfly. Well, he just woke up and guess what? He's still the good, old Troy. How disappointing.

Our apartment used to be the warmest apartment in the world because the heating system was wonky and would turn itself on even when it was crazy hot in the summer. We reported it to the landlord last summer because we were melting. The landlord did something to it and now we're living in the coldest apartment in the world. Just one extremity after another. How very Canadian weather-ish.

7 Comments

  1. Rhea
    October 17, 2006

    I am try­ing so hard to put off turn­ing on the heat. I am in Boston. A few more days I hope.

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  2. Ryan
    October 17, 2006

    Call up Water­loo Prop­er­ty Stan­dards. Ask them what the min­i­mum tem­per­a­ture is for an apart­ment, and then tell them how cold your place is and that the heat isn’t on. They’ll ask for con­tact info for your land­lord and you’ll find it gets turned on fair­ly quick­ly there­after. Hope­ful­ly they won’t have a nick­name for him…

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  3. Jordan
    October 17, 2006

    I was about to say what Ryan did. The Hous­ing Author­i­ty or local equiv­a­lent is your friend.

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  4. Firda
    October 17, 2006

    Accord­ing to this list, the min­i­mum tem­per­a­ture in Water­loo apart­ments accord­ing to by-law is 21°C or 70°F. The land­lord is being bad.

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  5. Ryan
    October 17, 2006

    Seri­ous­ly, call them. I did when I was across the street and found out they had a nick­name for my land­lord there. That was dis­tress­ing. Anoth­er awe­some tale of prop­er­ty stan­dards is when they exam­ined the neighbour’s bath­room and sent a let­ter to my land­lord to fix it, and he didn’t know the dif­fer­ence between 8 and 9 so he fixed our bath­room instead, and near­ly got fined until I let him know that I wasn’t the one that called the city and he went back and read the let­ter again.

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  6. Fraser Beach
    October 18, 2006

    I feel your pain.

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  7. susi
    October 19, 2006

    Beka,
    Gue lagi inget sama elu Bek, iya ben­tar lagi Lebaran, besok gue udeh cuti, mudik deh 2 ming­gu, Met Lebaran ye :) btw Gue suka baca blog lu. Kapan balik ke pon­dok betung?

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