Recently, Derk and I had the pleasure of being involved in a landlord disagreement. We advised that we wanted to extend our lease and they came back with “we want to sell the house and plan on showing it for the last four months of your lease but if that doesn’t work, we’ll consider extending your lease.”
Not only did we get a less than ideal answer, we signed a lease agreeing to vacate the premises if requested during showings….showings for four months!!?!! (By the way, I take complete responsibility for this mistake, I am a Paralegal, I should have read that legally binding contract, disagreed with it, and had an addendum added from the start..oy vey!!!!)!
The reason I write about this, other than to caution others to always read any legally binding contract very very carefully and speak up if you disagree with Anything in it, is because the whole stressful situation made me so happy. Happy you say?! Yes, Happy! It was probably the most stressful situation Derk and I have gone through as a couple and it cemented my belief that we are soulmates and will grow so old, ugly, and fun together, lol. He leaned on me andI leaned on him. He used my strengths and I used his. As a team, we made those landlords our bitch. You know what it showed me. He has my back no matter what. And I know he feels the same.
When my girls grow up and they go through the phase of dating the wrong men, and they will, most of us do, I know in the end they will end up with a great guy. Because I will tell them the story of how mommy and daddy were a team and we socked it to the landlords, because they will grow up with a daddy who treats their mommy with respect because he values her, because mommy will talk with admiration about how daddy used his intelligence and strength to make sure his family was taken care of.
I am thankful for the things that test us because they only show my girls what a real true relationship of love can do. I am thankful for hardships because they make me love my man, my soulmate, and my best friend even more.
So thanks, jerky landlords…you just taught my children great lessons in teamwork and made me love my man even more. Slainte!!!