So, P's apt mgr called today and left me a msg. His atty went to court in NYC to evict Carol the Squatter. Carol showed up, sans atty. Good on 3 points--she showed up, she didn't waste $ on an atty, and didn't ask the court to appointment one. She said she has no job and no place to live and she talked about her dog a lot. (So what else is new?) The judge gave her until June 30 to be out. (The mgr gave her until May 31 to be out. Sigh.) Then the sheriff or police or whomever has jurisdiction in NYC comes and gets her out, incl taking out the lock. And throwing her clothes on the sidewalk, if it comes to that. I called the mgr and discussed the "buyout." Not much left any more ... he's going to subtract rent for the time that Carol the Squatter was/is in there, and subtract atty fees, refund the damage deposit (which, he said was probably $50, considering how long P has lived there) and send me a check as soon as Carol gets out. She's GOT to leave!!! I called P and told her. She was THRILLED that Carol the Squatter was still in the apt and didn't have to leave right now. She re-told the same story about how Carol went to an interview and sat for an hr, only to be told that they weren't interviewing that day. (Sorry, but that story is 6 wks old. She should have 42 more stories on top of that for ea day she's interviewed with-a new company.) Then I told P that she was paying Carol's rent. WHAT!!!!??? Yep, finally got through to P. Dingalingaling! I hope she remembers all this tomorrow.