Last week I wrote about the Family Feud. Well that got me thinking though after I submitted my post.
I was talking to my agent Mae regarding that house that we just went to. Both Mae and I first noticed the condition of the house. When we got near and inside the gate, being there less than 5 minutes, we both felt like throwing up. The outside of the house really stinks to high heaven with the dogs stuff and I think from the drainage. They could have covered the outside drainage with concrete. Just standing there outside I was already thinking if the outside was like this how much more the inside?
Well, when we went in, the inside didn’t have the really bad odor of the outside, but there was some smell inside. But just when we were going around to see the inside, it looked like the people that lived there are hoarders. Almost anyway. To be honest I never heard of people hoarding until one day watching on TV and saw it. I still didn’t believe in it. I just thought they just throw all the stuff all throughout the house for the sake of TV. I didn’t know it is really a sickness. I’ve never seen hoarders before until lately on TV. The people (Jenny and family) that live in the house I would say if they would not clean that house in a year or so they might not able to open any doors in the bedrooms. They would also be having a hard time walking around the house. Gosh it might smell worse than the outside then.
The living room had a nice big 40 inch flat screen TV. Can’t really see the beauty and the size of the living room as it was over shadowed by the mess on the floor. The only thing I remember was that the living room had vaulted ceiling. Going upstairs was really something. The stairway I felt every stair at the end near the rails on the floor there were lots of boxes and some plastic bags of some sort. When we climbed the stairs Jenny was trying to get rid of some stuff just for us to go through. I could tell she didn’t want that house to be rented because she told us everything wrong with the house. She said that the veranda, if it rained the water comes in, that it will be wet inside. She’s going on and on about the water from the veranda. When I looked at it, it was just an easy solution, just put an awning for that small veranda and its solved. I told Jenny she should inform her sister about it and I’m sure she will spend the money for problem rather than have the damage spread to the inside of the house. I didn’t really hear the answer from her if she had informed her sister or not.
To be honest I don’t know how the Mom could live there and not be sick. Just by the smell alone, its already bad for her. When we went there the Mom was not there. I think Jenny and family also has a farm somewhere. I hope the mom was there instead. The fresh air and the clean air would be better for her. I don’t know also if Jenny had some other siblings here in Davao or the farm.
Jenny told us that one of the rooms belongs to her sister. We didn’t see the inside because it was locked. Its not just Jenny and the mom that lived at the house. When we went there we saw small kids that lived there too with Jenny. Not really sure though if the sister from abroad already saw the condition of the house. I don’t know, maybe the husband of the sister told his wife the condition of the house. Just thinking maybe the sister just doesn’t have the stomach to tell Jenny about it. Just maybe she’s using the hubby and mother-in-law for it. I can see the resentment of Jenny towards the husband and the mother-in-law of the sister.
For me the sister should be the one to tell Jenny if she observes something about the house. So that Jenny will not have bad feelings to anybody and to her sister. The sister should tell Jenny and her family to have the house cleaned in order for them to stay there. I don’t think the sister really needs the money from the rent. She supports the mom regularly the way Jenny was talking about even though the sister’s married now. I just hope for a peaceful resolution for this family.