I have the feeling that more people live at the site of a death than they realize. It is my understanding that in Texas, you are not required to disclose if the home was the site of a natural death, or even suicide or murder (thought it is recommended if recent to prevent future problems and unhappy new buyers).
Would You Live in a Home that was the Scene of a Crime?
|5/30/13 2:39 PM|
I had something similar happen once... I came home one evening after seeing a play and walked in to find my microwave on and running. Had over two minutes left to "cook" and there was no telling how long it had been on. I had been out of my apartment for over three hours.
Why Does My Stereo Turn On By Itself? Good Questions
|5/29/13 11:26 AM|
I am most likely to just give a friendly acknowledgement. I've lived in my apartment for 3.5 years and am pretty sure I'm the only one in the whole building who is left from when I first moved in. I make an effort to recognize who my neighbors are (my job often requires me to leave my apartment at all hours of the night, so I like to be aware of who 'belongs') and I almost always say a friendly hello or make small talk. Most of my neighbors reciprocate (I also live in west Texas, which is pretty darn friendly). However, I do have one CRAAAAAZY neighbor who I avoid like the plague. She'll leave her front door open (on 100+ degree days) so she can air out her cigarette smoke fumigated apartment, and asks me for something every time I see her. She often comes and knocks on my door asking for something (she's asked for quarters, ice trays, access to my internet connection, to announce her birthday, and a host of other odd items/things).
How Friendly Are Your Neighbors?
What Do You Do If It's "Not At All"?
|7/26/12 2:37 PM|
I have stayed at both the Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin and the El Cosmico (twice) in Marfa. The Cecilia, while gorgeous, is horrifically overpriced for what you get. We had major AC issues in our room the middle of July and the management only wanted to discount 10% of one night (total bill was over $800). On the other hand, my stays at the El Cosmico have been nothing short of awesome. It's my favorite place to stay in Marfa. You just can't beat sleeping outside and the laid back atmosphere. Best pizza I've ever had (even compared to Italy) was the Pizza Foundation (San Antonio and Highland) in Marfa.
10 "Bigger in Texas" Modern Stays
|7/23/12 11:16 AM|