Living in prison of my own home!

Back in June of 2019 I had a renter move in.  This person has robbed me of my joy! Has destroyed my property and won't take ownership. It's very sad. Legal fees have eaten away from my paycheck (representing myself) her security deposit won't even cover the costs of the damage she has caused yet alone legal costs. Utility bills have doubled because of her careless behavior of leaving lights, radios and television on 24/7, I've had to take a part time job to make due since they have doubled and my health alone is very tired to begin with having Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. First judge ruled in my favor said renter was an endangerment to me and my property. Renter didn't like the verdict and asked for a court trial went to trial on Thursday. The first judge filed incorrectly and so all my exhibits were invalid. Affidavits  from witnesses, pictures of my damaged property couldn't be used. The second judge listened for maybe 5 minutes, the renters lawyer said I didn't even file. I had to defend myself and I did. I had my exhibits in hand and I asked to speak and told the judge that I was told to bring everything back to court which I did. The judge said this first judge was new. I feel like as a homeowner/landlord I have lost this battle. I'm in tears most nights, I'm lacking in the sleep department due to the renter not locking the patio door and/or window downstairs before I could check the doors and window. Now my renter requires notification to enter her place before coning in at least 24 hours. She has the floor taped off with a chair blocking the area. I'm a prisoner in my own home. I can't do laundry at a normal time or on my day off because it conflicts to her sleep schedule since she works the night schedule. I do laundry at 1 am so I'm only getting 3 hours of sleep. I'm falling behind on my mortgage payments and association dues because of this trial and legal costs along with utility bills. I'm scared to think what more this person can or would do in the next 2 months of living on my property. When the music and TV are blaring 24/7 it really effects my PTSD, I've gone through EMDR for it now I feel like I need to go through therapy again because of this renter. This renter is very hostile and if you try and talk to her she will ignore you. She will not even respond to you.  I'm asking for help from my friends. 
I was so excited that I made it through the whole year of no surgeries, since you know my history of having so many (40 and counting)  but now I'm dealing with this individual who now has destroyed property and robbing of my joy! I would appreciate any help you can give. I appreciate all of you! 

Just a taste of Stacey's life.

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  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Dawn Lamm 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Jerry Peterson 
    • $15 
    • 5 mos
  • Tim Hokanson 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Chris Martin 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
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Organizer

Stacey Hjelle 
Organizer
Burnsville, MN
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