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Life is just so unfair!

A request for help on making a cast of a handprint in concrete has been buried in a tale of tragic woe. Evil realtor sold a house that OP had been foreclosed on decades ago. Seems the real world is supposed to stop so that OP can continue to live in a house filled with bad wiring and other hazards. OP had been arranging for 'Fannie Mae" which I understand is some US tax payer supported thingy to do all the renos and allow OP and family to continue living in house. EBIL people who bought the place are just ebil.
Why do we need to know all this? Just post that you want to make a cast of an impression.


I don't know... The request is the first sentence of the post. Did someone hold a gun to your head and force you to read the rest?
What a sad story :(
snark fail.

I'd be super upset if something like that happened to me, too.
You're an ass.
a thousand times this. did someone pee in tudorpot's cheerios today?
Holy crap, that's sad. Not sure what part of it is snark-worthy, exactly.
WTF? Sometimes people just need to vent. I see this kind of thing around here and it sucks.
It's sad - in many ways. But not crafty. Also, I do wonder about the morals of someone who will destroy a walkway owned by someone else. Just because someone is disabled doesn't mean that have the right to damage property, not pay bills etc. If someone used your services/products and then turned around and said- oh hey- I'm not paying because I use wheelchair .. have xxx wrong with me. My sister is disabled, my father was too. However, we didn't feel that gave us the right to ignore others' rights, damage property.

I read the post thinking that it was so long, it must have some info that would help us help OP.
When the fuck did she say that she shouldn't pay because she's in a wheelchair?

They lost the house because insurance dicked them over. She wants to make a REVERSE impression of the sidewalk so she can take the images with her, giving her an option besides tearing it up.

Dude, only snark-worthy thing here is your write up.

*edited because I missed the line about giving up and tearing it up. However, I am pretty sure that's just venting, since the topic of the post is making an impression.

Edited at 2012-03-15 04:57 pm (UTC)
I think you're suffering some major reading comprehension fail. How is rubbing construction paper on the impression site property damage? Or making a plaster cast or pressing some wax paper against it and rubbing crayons on it?

Did you even actually READ the post?
The poster suggested she might ultimately resort to chiseling the piece of the sidewalk out and taking it with her.

Which, actually, is what I'd suggest. She could easily fill in the section with concrete; problem solved.
But she's not talking of filling it back in with anything. When taking it out was suggested she mentioned that the area is overgrown and there's some city construction going on, so the new owners probably won't even notice.

Chopping up that block wasn't her original intention, but if she goes with that suggestion without filling it back in, that is totally wrong.
Where did you get the impression that the OP wanted to destroy the walkway? This didn't happen out of a sense of the OP's entitlement. It happened because insurance and then a shitty landlord dicked her over. Grow the hell up.
I'm failing to see the snark here.

And, really, the drama wh*re tag needs to go.
If you read it carefully you'll see that she was actually actively paying a mortgage through an investor -- it's just that the investor was not doing responsible things with their money. So I'm not exactly seeing where this person was being a crybaby drama whore.
I didn't read it that way. An investor bought a rental property and rented to them - she was paying him rent, not a mortgage. He was using the rent for something other than paying the mortgage on a property he now owned, plus he took out another loan on it, and he lost the property - but that has nothing to do with her paying a "mortgage". She was just paying rent, she no longer owned that property and had nothing to do with its mortgage.

But no, I don't think she's a crybaby either. The whole situation sucks for the family; first they get screwed by insurance, then the person who buys it and lets them rent mismanages his finances and loses the place.
I see where you're coming from; I probably would not want to contribute an answer to that, because I would not want a reply comment filled with more TMI, as some people seem to have received.

On the other hand, that level of detail may be acceptable in that community. I've been in some communities where we basically end up having a group therapy session that has nothing whatsoever to do with our topic, while I've been in others where it's taboo to even talk about an on-topic personal project (unless you have a concise technical question). I think the level of inappropriateness depends on the tone of the community.
On the other hand, that level of detail may be acceptable in that community.

Judging by the responses she's getting to her question, it appears that's the case.
That makes sense; I remember it being one of the chattier groups.
The comment she made about the people who bought the house ("I'm past caring what the scammy, rude, obnoxious people who bought the place think, as they're over here harrassing us about not moving quickly enough for them every day.") rubs me the wrong way. It's not THEIR fault, they bought a house & they want to move in.
Well if you were actively paying a mortgage and it got sold under you because the person investing in your house fucked you over, you'd probably be pretty incensed beyond logic too :\
She wasn't actively paying a mortgage, she was renting. While the story is sad, it's not entirely uncommon.
this. Yeah, I feel sorry for her, but... they fell behind on their payments. They were frankly, lucky to stay in the house as long as they were.
Luck in the sense that they were able to stay in the house 10 years later and not move then as part of the foreclosure process - which even 10 years ago, could have very likely ended up with them being told to move out *now* instead of - as she is pointing out herself - having a bit of control over the process.

That doesn't sound like what happened, though. She was renting from the investor, not paying the mortgage. The house ceased to be theirs the minute they were foreclosed upon.
Fair enough. I just think it's a really bad attitude to have (Especially since she mentioned she's moving in next door, so she's going to have to live beside these people)
My error I read 24 yrs was not suggesting squatting but pointing out that this did not happen overnight
empathy, do you have it?

commenters from that post offered sympathy then left detailed ideas in regards to her question. i don't see how the post is snarky-worthy.
What you fail to mention here is the details were posted under a cut. No one forced you to read it. You're just an asshole who has been banned from craftgrrl. Have a nice day :D
I have cuts turned off. No great loss if this is the culture of that com. I like my craft stuff to be crafty not filled with daytime tv type drama. .
So... You have a setting on YOUR system that caused someone elses teal deer to stare at you and THEY are the drama whore for it? Fascinating.
best icon matching reply i've ever seen.
What I'm hearing is, "F- you and you're stupid little community!"
I never would have thought that someone who didn't like to hear a lot of background would turn off cuts, as hiding "TL;DR" stuff is one of their major functions.

I also would not have said that "I see where you're coming from" if I'd known that she cut the backstory. That suggests to me that she was trying to vent a little in a social and friendly community, but also be courteous to those who are only interested in craft. . . I still don't really care about her story, heh, but I don't see snark anymore.
You're shitting me?! Whilst the poster is an ass (seriosly OP - having no compassion is not ~edgy~) having read the comm info it says nothing (from what I saw) about snarking others elsewhere not being allowed and they didn't comment in the post they are snarking and be rude to the poster - so you're just banning them because you don't like them. Hello power trip?
LOL month old post!
...yeah, month old post changes tyoder act it seems you decided to ban someone for not liking them. Oh...
I don't know the OP. What I do know is that I got several (5 or more) emails about this post and I have a no drama rule in my community. So I nipped it in the bud before it got out of hand. Afterwards not a single member of Cg complained about this person being banned. No harm no foul.
You're not a very nice person.
Im with you on this. We dont need a huge sob story, just asking the question would suffice. Additionally everyone attacking you with their "insurance dicked her over!!!!!" Nonsense. That's how insurance works. Two years ago my ceiling exploded with water because of a burst pipe. Cost of repairs? $6000. I had to wait several months to be fully reimbursed. Just recently I got hit with a $25,000 bill for a new sewer line, insurance paying none of it. That's what being a homeowner is sometimes.. a bleeding money bank. And yeah, it really sucks, but its no ones fault but her/their own that they fell behind on their mortgage.
Yeah, without the now-resolved foreclosure story, this sounds like every other tragic foreclosed renter story out there and they're all frustrating and unfair and terrifying. I feel for the OP.
Yeaaaah, I think I'd have to side with you on this one, only because I'm fed up with people's need to overshare in inappropriate places on the internet. If you have a craft question, ask the craft question. If you want to have a big moan about your shitty life join a support group. </p>

That said - I probably wouldn't have snarked it, just rolled my eyes and moved on.

Nice to know you support pissing on the disabled. If you had even one-tenth of her life happen to you, you would have slit your own wrists.

Yeah, this is old, but I've been her friend since before that house was foreclosed on.