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May 6, 2012

Joseph asks…

am i worng what should i do ?

so my husband cheated on me last januray . i found out and we planed to stay together and work on our relationship . he then chetaed on me several times over the next few months and was verbaly abussive and his temper was so violent that our male akita pee’s him self when a man raises his voice for any reason . he was then deployed to japan and i stayed behind with the dogs and planed to come with him but decied i wanted to get a divorce . so i live in a duplex my rent is 575 (the cheapest i could find ) i have a roomate and togther we make about 400 hundered dollars but i cant find a better roomate due to mine and my exes dog they are very large and becuse of my backyard very dirty(all dirt no grass )my parents help me pay the extra amount for rent and utilities. my husband is given extra money for being married but swears he cant give me much money becuse he dosnt have any so when my lawyer (who my dad pays for ) said i ned X amount of dollars he refused so we said fine sned what u cant its been two months and still no ihave given him my bank info so he can transfer the maonye but he hasnt he siad he’d send a baank card and he hasnt …. should i call his comand and expline whats going on and have them take money out of his pay to sned it to me ? i work as much as my job will let me i am going to school it not like i am not trying. am i wrong to ask him for help ? would i be wrong to call his comand or file legal actions to get the marine corps to force him to suport me ? btw i had a very good job and was in collage when he married me i am now in a bad job and at a trade school .

Administrator answers:

I agree, let your lawyer handle it and go after you hubby’s paycheck

Thomas asks…

Renter with bat colony problem! Help! Legal action?Renter with bat colony problem! Help! Legal action?

I just moved into my new place august 1st. In the lease it says, word for word, “the occassional bat may get into the house”. When i asked she said that applied to another duplex they rent out, but not mine. Well, i just had my first winged visitor. Ive been reading up on it, and found its very likely there is a colony in the attic. I looked in my still unused closet that has an entrance to the attic in the ceiling (in which i have never been or peeked into) and the cover is pushed aside! this obviously gives me the feeling theres some sort of colony up there. Ive plugged the bottom and top of the door with towels/blankets for now, but obviously would like this resolved. My landlord is pretty flakey and im unsure she will do much about it. Is there any sort of legal action i can take if she refuses? Some places this would be considered a health code violation, but im unsure of the laws that apply in wisconsin. Can i withhold rent until she resolves this, or is there nothing i can do since the lease mentioned “the occassional bat”?
I figured that i wouldnt be able to do anything if there arent some in the attic. We just got another one though. I guess im more curious about, say, i have somebody come to do an inspection, if they find there is a colony up there am i charged for it or is that the landlords duty since that would be considered a pest infestation? I know an inspector can give the landlord an order to repair certain things im just wondering if this falls into that category. IF theres a colony.

Administrator answers:

You can’t do anything until you are absolutely sure that there are bats in your attic – your “guess” isn’t going to cut it. The bats could be living somewhere else and still get into your apartment. Since your lease says you are okay with the “occasional bat” you can’t take legal action against the landlord at this time. You need to call local Animal Care and Control to check it out – they can also assist in the removal and relocation of the ‘colony’ if in fact there is one.

EDIT: I don’t think Animal Care and Control would charge for the inspection and removal. Call and find out. If you call the Department of Health and they find bats in the attic, they will cite the homeowner and charge them with the removal. Just ask whoever you call if there are any charges and who is responsible.

If I had bats in my house, I would be on the phone already.

Chris asks…

how important is the ambition a guy has?

So now i am 28 and have a job a car and my own place , but i am busy cuz i am currently going back to college to become a physical therapy assistant.My job OK but it a dead end job and it is nothing i am passion at about doing forever . Retail sucks and i do not like it at all so it was time to do some thing new.

I have to apply to get into the physical therapy assistant program. They just do not let anyone in. So studying hard is key and good grades on top of that.

I got to job shadow working with kids and I liked it. I think i want to work with kids with disabilities and kids autism and cerebral palsy.also work with kids who need help improving gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, strength and endurance as well as cognitive and sensory processing/integration. Children with developmental delays, cerebral palsy, spinal bifida. things like that.

To me kids do not bug me at all and i a good listener and i have a ton of patience’s and very easy going kinda guy. Also i am sensitive and have empathy for people.also very good at encouraging and teaching people and i have a calm and soothing voice.

Moving back to my home town of Bellevue, Washington .It is pricey but a good place to raise a family and good schools.The average family household income is 82k last time i checked. Last year it was voted the 4th best place to live in America.

They have good private schools and that my only demand that we send are kids to a private schools. I just think it will be best.

Investing in the stock market is some thing I going to be doing soon. Renting for a few years and investing in the stock market and then buy a house with cash .

Also i want to build a nest egg so when the kids come we have some money saved up.

I want to get into the real estate game and buy a few houses or duplex and rent them out to people

My dream is to have a summer home in italy or spain .So we can go every summer to get away from it all for a few weeks.

Anyway i want to start a family some day and do all the stuff i never got to do. I want to spent more time with my kids then work all the time. I want to give them the opportunity to play sports if they want to it is up to them. I be there to help them if they need help with there home work of just hang out with my kids. I want to go on family vacations and go on short tips together. Also just do things as an family and spent all the time we can together. Last thing i want to make time for my kids and if i have a son i want to take him to sporting events and all that.
As far as a wife goes I want her and i to be good friends or best friends and lovers. I know Every thing will not always be perfect and it takes hard work and all. I do know if i have a good woman and my kids that is all i need to be happy.

Being supportive of my woman is important. when we have kids i want to give her the option of being a stay at home mom or if she wanted work part time or full time what ever. If she wanted to stay home with the kids for a few years I am fine with it. Also if she wanted to go back to college to have a new career or advance in her job that fine as well. I hope this not shallow but i want a woman that has a career not a job. Like a teacher or nurse.

I am not the type of person to just be happy with the way i am. What i mean by that is i want to grow as a person and learn new things and try new things . Improving your self and working on your weaknesses . No one is perfect but you can still work on your self in some way.

right now i am working on why I’m constantly tortured by a sense of failure.Emotionally I dwell on things forever. I’m an obsessive thinker. I obsess on things I’ve done wrong. Even worse than mistakes, I’ll dwell on what I’m not doing at the moment and what my limitations are.The desire to feel like i am not a loser drives me. I don’t know if that’s the healthiest thing—to be motivated by a fear of hating yourself.

I just do not want to let my self and family down and when i meet a nice girl i do not want to let her down.

There are a lot more thing i want to do in life . Just finding the right balance of work play family money to do it all is hard. If i fall short i at least know i gave it my all and get back up and keep at it.

One thing i do believe is if you work hard good things will come from it no matter what.
one thing i want to be is a stand up comedian but more for fun like do some open mic nights and have fun doing it not as a job. I can make people laugh and i have been told i am funny.

Administrator answers:

Ambition is important in that it is important to have a career and be able to make a living. Being a good person is more important.

Linda asks…

if you had $80k which one of these choices would you pick?

lets say your a 27yr old college student majoring in public administration.you work as a sales manager for a marketing company while going to school.

with the 80k would you buy two cheap condos or a duplex and rent them out. lets say profit $800 a month.after 30 yrs thats $288,000 plus sell them at 30yr mark for $112,000.that would be $400,000 plus lets say 50k a yr working a 9-5 equals $1,500,000+400,000 is $1,900,000….also would get a 401k and health benefits …

or use the 80k to start a business or 2. a check cashing store or dollar store or auto repair shop or something along these lines that i can buy from an existing owner.

i have no experience running a business or being a landlord.
zero student loans zero debts

Administrator answers:

Pay off your student loans…get and keep a job

Charles asks…

a guys ambition important to woman?

So now i am 28 and have a job a car and my own place , but i am busy cuz i am currently going back to college to become a physical therapy assistant.My job OK but it a dead end job and it is nothing i am passion at about doing forever . Retail sucks and i do not like it at all so it was time to do some thing new.

I have to apply to get into the physical therapy assistant program. They just do not let anyone in. So studying hard is key and good grades on top of that.

I got to job shadow working with kids and I liked it. I think i want to work with kids with disabilities and kids autism and cerebral palsy.also work with kids who need help improving gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, strength and endurance as well as cognitive and sensory processing/integration. Children with developmental delays, cerebral palsy, spinal bifida. things like that.

To me kids do not bug me at all and i a good listener and i have a ton of patience’s and very easy going kinda guy. Also i am sensitive and have empathy for people.also very good at encouraging and teaching people and i have a calm and soothing voice.

Moving back to my home town of Bellevue, Washington .It is pricey but a good place to raise a family and good schools.The average family household income is 82k last time i checked. Last year it was voted the 4th best place to live in America.

They have good private schools and that my only demand that we send are kids to a private schools. I just think it will be best.

Investing in the stock market is some thing I going to be doing soon. Renting for a few years and investing in the stock market and then buy a house with cash .

Also i want to build a nest egg so when the kids come we have some money saved up.

I want to get into the real estate game and buy a few houses or duplex and rent them out to people

My dream is to have a summer home in italy or spain .So we can go every summer to get away from it all for a few weeks.

Anyway i want to start a family some day and do all the stuff i never got to do. I want to spent more time with my kids then work all the time. I want to give them the opportunity to play sports if they want to it is up to them. I be there to help them if they need help with there home work of just hang out with my kids. I want to go on family vacations and go on short tips together. Also just do things as an family and spent all the time we can together. Last thing i want to make time for my kids and if i have a son i want to take him to sporting events and all that.
As far as a wife goes I want her and i to be good friends or best friends and lovers. I know Every thing will not always be perfect and it takes hard work and all. I do know if i have a good woman and my kids that is all i need to be happy.

Being supportive of my woman is important. when we have kids i want to give her the option of being a stay at home mom or if she wanted work part time or full time what ever. If she wanted to stay home with the kids for a few years I am fine with it. Also if she wanted to go back to college to have a new career or advance in her job that fine as well. I hope this not shallow but i want a woman that has a career not a job. Like a teacher or nurse.

I am not the type of person to just be happy with the way i am. What i mean by that is i want to grow as a person and learn new things and try new things . Improving your self and working on your weaknesses . No one is perfect but you can still work on your self in some way.

right now i am working on why I’m constantly tortured by a sense of failure.Emotionally I dwell on things forever. I’m an obsessive thinker. I obsess on things I’ve done wrong. Even worse than mistakes, I’ll dwell on what I’m not doing at the moment and what my limitations are.The desire to feel like i am not a loser drives me. I don’t know if that’s the healthiest thing—to be motivated by a fear of hating yourself.

I just do not want to let my self and family down and when i meet a nice girl i do not want to let her down.

There are a lot more thing i want to do in life . Just finding the right balance of work play family money to do it all is hard. If i fall short i at least know i gave it my all and get back up and keep at it.

One thing i do believe is if you work hard good things will come from it no matter what.

Administrator answers:

I don’t think you will let people down. It sounds as if you intend to strive for excellence and you will find it. However, it might help you to focus more on your successes than on your failures. Your successes far outweigh your shortcomings so I don’t think you need to worry about the mistakes you have made. We have all made mistakes. The most important thing is to learn from them. Ambition is important to women. They admire it in a man, and know that a man with ambition will be a support in life. Finding the right balance is difficult, especially when you are young, though it gets easier as you get older. It certainly sounds as if you are on the right path and know where you want to go. Being a child of the 60s, here is one of my favorite pieces of writing and it might help you.

Desiderata

written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Sandra asks…

What is it like in Fort Smith, Arkansas?

Does it have a lot to do? (Im currently living in an okay sized town)…. Is it a nice place to live? Whats the average wage for people w/o a degree (as I am going to college at U of A-Ft Smith). Whats the average on a 2 bedroom apt/duplex/house rent? What kind of activities are there?

Any help is much appreciated! Ive looked at websites about ft smith… but I want to hear from people what they think.
Its cool if you’ve never been there, but please dont let me know. If you just want the 2 points… well, you’ll lose them anyway from people’s negative ratings. So I would advise you to not even post!

Im looking for info on Ft Smith… so if you cannot provide info, please dont waste either of our time.
Im choosing Fort Smith because the college offers dental hygiene. So Im unable to go anywhere else in AR.

Administrator answers:

It’s okay. It’s reasonably clean, a decent-sized area. There’s a fair amount of things to do, although you won’t ever have any major concerts anywhere near there, if you’re into that type thing. Plenty of movies, restaurants, shopping, etc.

A great site to research various cities is www.city-data.com, it’ll show you the typical climate of cities, their crime rates, the closest big cities to them, the demographic breakdowns, etc. Check it out, I hope it’s helpful to you, and good luck to you, should you decide to move!

James asks…

WHERE CAN I FIND THE CHEAPEST 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH DUPLEXES OR HOUSES FOR RENT IN KILLEEN, TX?

WITH A FENCED BACKYARD, GARDEN TUB, GARAGE AND A FIREPLACE.

Administrator answers:

Craigslist.org

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