Adelaide dress circle apartments “palm apartments” The worst accommodation in Australia !

The palms apartments (The dress circle apartments) seemed an answer to the prayers of this ex-pat Aussie who was planning a trip home To Adelaide south Australia, you can cook for yourself, wash your own clothes and its walking or in my case rolling distance from both Norwood parade and the Adelaide restaurant rich cbd.

The sales rep Mara was told I was in a wheelchair and we chose there “executive one-bedroom apartment with a city view balcony” we were told that in early September when we called yes it was still under construction but they were fully booked as of the 1st of October and no construction what so ever would be happening while we were there.

So, we prepaid in full over $1,000 Australian on the spot, fast forward we arrived on the 22nd of November by their own words more than a month after construction and supposedly a month after they had been accepting guests so one would expect all would be smooth??one would think

Well the old saying is how do you make god laugh? You tell him your plans!

We rang the location as asked 30 minutes before arriving  and was told our “1-bedroom executive apartment with city view balcony” was ready, well as we pulled up in king William st Kent town it looked more like a building site than an upmarket accommodation there were no less than 5 tradies vehicles with the clear emblem of a construction company on their sides and at least a dozen steel capped, hard hatted workers with t-shirts with an emblem matching the trucks using power tools and carrying lumber.

An Indian gentleman greeted us and I asked him “are they still building?” to which he looked me in the eyes and bare faced lied as two builders walked behind him ”oh no, no building it was all finished a month ago” as the words left his mouth a carpenter got out of a pick- up with a builders name on the door wearing a shirt with the same builders name on it and he said to the Indian gentleman ”were the builders mate where can we park our Utes?”

So, we were told to drive around the back and pull into the underground carpark, the whole time the representative from the accommodation was denying emphatically that there was any construction as we pulled in there was timber, sheetrock and power tools everywhere with another 4 builders trucks and as a door opened the sound of a table saw filled the air and we saw a builder cutting 4by2 lumber?

Again, I asked the Indian gentleman and again he denied even surrounded by construction that there would be any construction noise and said they were all cleaners to which a tradie behind him muttered through his hands” bullshit”

So, we grabbed our luggage and went into the elevator to go to our 1-bedroom executive apartment with a city view balcony?? Or so we thought instead we entered a room looking like a hospital room with a balcony facing a grey masonry brick wall and a toilet which in the picture was straight out of better house and gardens looked like it was straight out of a hospital emergency room and if that wasn’t bad enough the bedroom had an 8x8ft clear glass window not in the outside wall  but in the bedroom wall yes the master bedroom had an 8ft sq. window from the loungeroom it reminded me of a mental hospital you might see in a movie and this one was 2 bedroom but one had 2 single beds ?an extra bedroom with 2 beds but he was telling us no one extra was allowed to stay or we would be charged 300 a night per person?

When we pointed out this was not the room we booked they replied “we know we decided to change your booking” they did this  without asking or consulting us but tried to pass it off as an upgrade!

We told them we wanted the room we booked and they told us this was all there was so we told them then you better find it and three separate executives from the company came in about every ten minutes all lying that there was no construction just that the other floors needed cleaning and when asked how the other guests had liked it in the month they had been opened we were suddenly told we were the first occupants and we would be the only occupants for most of our stay as they were not actually opened yet Mara referred to it as a “soft opening”

So, after 30 minutes of sitting in a cross between a hospital room and a bedroom with a window in it that looked like it was set up to shoot porn through it they took us up a floor to the room we should have had in the first place!

The construction noise was constant the apartment that we were assured was wheelchair accessible had a bathroom door that my wheelchair could not fit through so for the entire 8 days we had to put a kitchen chair inside the bathroom door and I would wheel up to the door and transfer then take my wheels off put the chair through the door put it back together

The first time we tried to cook the alarms went off we had the kitchen exhaust fan on  and the rooms exhaust fan on the balcony door open and yet the alarm went off and it went off constantly for 35 minutes,

Now consider this we were the only occupants  in the entire building and they knew I was in a wheelchair and their alarm was not connected to the fire brigade, and it was not obviously connected to their office because in almost 40 minutes no one called to see if the fire was real if it was the elevators would be not working so they would have had a disabled guest on a higher floor unable to use the stairs and they didn’t seem to care the recording attached to alarm was saying to evacuate and when we called the office we were told they were busy and would try to get there in about 15 minutes ?15 minutes later we called back and they were trying to come in 10 in 10 we called back and they told us if we were not happy we could leave?

The entire 8 days there was one problem after another and their only reply was “well leave” we were told during the fire alarm debacle by the man who finally came to simply take it off the wall every time we cooked so we did.

On our last day we came home to an aggressive almost threatening email saying the fire brigade had been in our room while we were out without our permission because a “system check” showed we’d “illegally” tampered with our fire alarm?

I told Mara on the phone we were told to by the maintenance worker to remove it when we cooked and she called me a liar told us we were whiners and they were going to black ban us from ever staying in any of their properties ever again?

Well Mara what you call whiners most would say

1/ people who simply request what they paid for

2/what they were promised would be ready was ready

3/ and not to be treated like an idiot by being bold faced lied to

On the last day there was a full-size construction crane blocking all and any access to front of the property now yes it was for next door but when the management was called they saw no problem that paying guests arriving to the front door were being blocked from coming anywhere on the block near the building? internet access  didn’t work and no two executives of the firm had the same access code and none of them worked which seeing as their business model is targeted greatly at business executives is a major down fall

the security door on the basement carpark which opened to a very dicey alley filled with old furniture and homeless people was broken and open from Saturday to Thursday meaning the vehicles were open to theft and vandalism and anyone could enter the building through the basement door.

the building was being so rushed to finish that there were paint splashes on carpets and tiles buckling from uneven grout and ovens and equipment not installed properly

when we told them we were having guests we were told there was a front door person on from 6am -6pm in the entire 8 days we were there there was only ever someone there for a total of two hours on a Monday.

 

G’day from the mountain top

When last we spoke folks this gimp dyke with wheels under her ass was in the battle of the nuts neighbor!

Well it seems the neighbor so cute he has the same last name as his first name has fucked off to the east coast for mating season , yes even he can get laid.

Below is our water collection and a lavender hedge I’m stRting in memory of my late dad who loved a good hedge


Well the house construction is booming , Ellas business is growing in leaps and bounds and we’re spending ten days in LA and I’m going to Disney land!

Not bad for a Sheila from the bush eh? Below is our cabin and the stick framing for our new bedroom and bathroom anyway it’s ooroo from the mountain top it’s about to monsoon 

A neighbor in the bush is worth two in the hand? No wait is that a bird?

Well the saga of the neighbor from hell continues.

We are constantly clearing brush to make way for new construction and while doing so today at bushes close enough to see in our house we found cowboy boot prints as if someone squatted for a while ( when you squat the print of the pad of the foot is deeper)

So I tracked them and they led back to his boundary, now he’s a couple of inches taller than me and a shoe size or two and these prints were bigger than my foot and I don’t own cowboy boots.

The scary thing is while tracking we found other prints made in the last few weeks to the same spot less than thirty feet from our cabin the picture was taken by me from my front door showing how close he’s been watching.

Well neighbor we will catch you and we will treat you like every peeping tom trespassing perv should be treated.

Good fences make good neighbors unless your neighbor is mine!

Last story I told you about the neighbor I have who has, I think obvious mental problems.

Says you you say! Well what do you call a neighbor who every night of the week around 3am rides his quad up our road and positions the headlights on high beam so as to light up our cabin like daylight?

Or finds rocks the size of footballs and lays them all over the road past his house so you can’t safely pass?

Or daily wonders around the area naked and if he sees you screams at you?

Well he has picked on the wrong girls, I a child of the Aussie bush who has basically raised herself since 14 and a Russian Jewish New Yorker who is first generation from parents and grand parents who survived the holocaust!

He can swing all the pathetic dicks he wants light us up as much as he wants we’re here we’re queer and we’re damn well going nowhere, light us up we’ll put a mirror to blind the fucker lay rocks on the road we’ll play hopscotch scream at us we’ll record the profanity and North Korean style blast you back with it at  all hours of the day.

But my loony toons friend if this keeps up our fence will be electric our driveway spiked and as many dogs as we can feed will Rome my bushland you love to walk through and trespass in.

We came here for peace and to get along to make enemies of no one but I have survived almost six decades by never losing a single fight ever! Whether verbal or hand to hand and my friend if you are to attempt a battle of the wits I suggest you make sure your weapon is loaded mine always is.

If he like us wants merely peace and tranquility I suggest a new more sane game plan we’re always ready to meet in the middle but only once the insanity subsides.

Anyway the sun is shining it’s in the mid 80’s and a beautiful day and he’s only pulled one stunt so far so it’s a good day so until next he walks on the wild side or I share our progress it’s ooroo from the mountain top

“I SAW YOU OUT OF YOUR CHAIR YOU ARE A FAKE!”

g’day folks yes its been  while but Ella and I have been building our mountain paradise.

We moved off the grid 7,500 ft above sea level to escape the craziness of new York only to encounter the only neighbor we have on the mountain top as crazy as a loon , if he sees you driving he is always naked he will swing his genitals round and round screaming “THERE YOU LIKE EM” or the other day I was driving down the mountain to pick up some builders working on our property and he was stark naked holding “himself ” in the middle of the track.

And now after putting up with the Pete school of how to be scary as a neighbor for two months  he posted on a community Facebook that he has seen me out of my chair so I must be a fake!!!!

well Mr “Pete”,  to Qoute Dr James Manson fellow of the royal college of neurosurgeons London queens specialist(that’s to her majesty not to anyone on the 7 train line in NYC) and head of neurology Adelaide Children’s hospital Adelaide

“there are over 1,000 medical conditions that will eventually require almost full time use of a wheelchair and less than 50 of those mean the patient cannot actually stand and in some cases walk”

My need for a chair has been described as two reasons

1/ juvenile spinal cord injury that was never treated properly and healed incorrectly and later in life caused ireperable damage to the nerves to the spine causing total loss of feeling and use of my left leg from the waist down.

2/ the nerve damage is now impinging on my right side and the doctor has said I will eventually lose feeling there as well but for the moment if I need to stand for mere seconds or transfer from my chair I can put weight on my right foot and can take one or two steps if I have a crutch or walking frame or lean on my wheelchair

3/ the last affliction is something my surgeon called neuro-spasticity which means if I do take those one or two steps more than likely I will experience an event similar to a grand Mal seizure

So crazy Pete the neighbor from hell has been hiding in the bushes ,yes naked on our land spying on us and he saw me out of my chair on my front porch remember he was trespassing sans clothes on my land hiding in the bushes spying on us and he thinks he busted me? when what he saw was me standing while my chair was lifted over an obstacle as i used the wall for support all in all 30 seconds max while he was breaking no less than a half a dozen laws in a stand your ground open carry state where if his naked ass was shot no charges would have been laid.

Remember folks not all disabilities are visible, some are degenerative and not all people who need wheelchairs are unable with assistance either human or medical aid to get out of that chair.

We’re disabled not dead

So before you loudmouth the person who pulls into the disabled space and walks away or you spy like an asshole on your neighbor and think you’ve solved the fraud of the century check your motives because chances are they’re not the one doing wrong you are!

Two girls go bush

Hi guys sorry it’s been a while it’s been a rough year,

We’ll when last we chatted I was telling you about the incompetence of NYC doctors ! You can change NYC for any city in the world when it comes to the care and respect of the dis- and otherwise abled just ask my mate Paul Caune in Canada or anyone of a dozen mates around the USA or back home in Australia.

Well we stopped complaining and did something about it, I’m sure over the last three years my loyal readers you were starting to think my off the grid mountaintop piece of heaven in New Mexico was all in my imagination but I assure you it’s real.

As of two weeks ago this transposed transgender Aussie dyke with wheels under her ass and my loyal sidekick Zeus the wonder dog threw everything we own and she who must be obeyed in our little red truck( also our cb handle) and took the road trip of a life to our mountain top and here’ll we’ll stay.

From today on disabled access denied is being re dedicated to showing the day by day operation of our mountain top , how it was designed completely wheelchair accessible how I with wheels under my ass with a little help from my beloved raise vegetables and horses and animals all as pets in our piece of heaven.

If I can do it, realize my dreams that is you can to.

When did stupidity become the rule of law?

 

Recently I was in hospital for a 24-hour video EEG to get actual facts on my epilepsy so as to refine my treatment, every time a neurological resident would come in to do a set of observations they would check my reflexes and even though they had to walk around wheelchair and my file said “spinal cord injury” they kept asking me to raise my legs as high as I could????

Recently I was admitted for the day to hospital to have a cardiac stress test, now when you cannot stand or walk the stress test is achieved by injecting certain chemicals that race your heart from 58 beats per minute to 175per minute and keeping it at that rate for 15 minutes while conducting an EEG.

Now the very fact that the doctors were doing that stress test and not the normal one would tell them I was disabled, but a certain Chinese 3rd year resident who looked so young I thought they had remade Doogie howser kept telling me to “lift and rotate my legs” after the third time of telling her that couldn’t happen a 1st year nurse had to explain to a 3rd year neurological resident why not??????

Two days ago, I was sitting in my pickup truck waiting for Ella to get back from swapping our cell phones over to a new company, when an angry Asian driver pulled up window to window and threatened to “kill my faggot arse and fuck me up bad and stab my dog” if I didn’t give him my parking space. He then told me he would be back in ten minutes and I better be gone.

Ten minutes later he was banging on my roof telling me he warned me, suddenly I saw two police officers about to walk past so I summoned them over.

While we were talking they saw the wheelchair in my truck, they saw the service dog beside me and as they refused to do anything. In the end their excuse was “what if he claimed you chased him, running after him and it was self-defense”????????

How are we meant to take these people seriously as professionals in their fields when they obviously are stupid?  Two of these groups are in place to save our lives in our weakest moments and the third is there to stop the crime catch the bad guys and restore order .

If the third fails and the first and second are incompetent then we will meet the undertaker and if they fuck up well we’ll never know will we!

When did stupidity become the rule of law?