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Wednesday, October 5th, 2005 02:16 pm
A registered sex offender moved in on the street that runs parallel to ours. Yet more shed and garage break-ins, lately (I asked the cop who stopped by to see if we'd heard anything during the last break-in, "Is it mostly teens?" He replied, "Teens and crackheads". Oh joy). We're working very hard in the addition because, when it's done, we're putting our house on the market and getting out of this neighborhood before it nose-dives us right into the dirt.

I'm sorry if I've missed anything important. Hugs and vibes to all that need them.

Ah, I love the smell of spackle in the morning.
Wednesday, October 5th, 2005 08:08 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a depressing situation, Sped. There is a lovely house, right next door to me, for sale...
Wednesday, October 5th, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC)
That'd be a hell of a commute for MrBug! ;)
Wednesday, October 5th, 2005 08:49 pm (UTC)
I was in the same situation about five years ago. I was living alone across the street from drug dealers and a guy that was just short of stalking me. I was lucky and managed to get out of there but I spent a lot of nights awake. I hope you are able to move soon.

How is Savagefuzzball feeling today?

btw: Your profile asked that people that add you to their friends list should introduce themselves. Hello. My name is Alrescate and I am a Bookcrossoholic.
Wednesday, October 5th, 2005 10:34 pm (UTC)
Sounds awful - I'm glad to hear you've moved on.

The thing is, when we moved into the neighborhood fifteen years ago it was mostly elderly people with a smattering of working class Joes like me and MrBug. Since the elderly people have moved on, permanently, the neighborhood has become seedier and seedier. Our area is still fairly nice (the streets closest to the main road) but the back of the neighborhood has gotten really bad (think couches on the front porch, overgrown lawns, etc.) There's been a stabbing in our neighborhood as well as one pretty sizeable heroin bust, all toward the back (it's a pretty big neighborhood) but the tide has definitely turn and it's not a place we want to be any more. We've stuck it out this long because we had hoped to move after SFB finished high school.

SFB is doing well, thanks. :)

alrescate, alrescate...Hm.... why does that name sound familiar? ;) I added you to my list, too.
Wednesday, October 5th, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)

You guys be safe. Or call my icon, and she'll come protect you.
Wednesday, October 5th, 2005 10:40 pm (UTC)
Together, we'd kick his 6'3", 230 lb. ass! Right? Right?.... Yes, he's *that* big and he's considered "high risk". :(
Wanna see the creep? (http://www.state.de.us/cgi-bin/sexoff.cgi/apps/so/sor_d.htm?opt=00000282)

The mostly petty crimes coupled with the slow decline of the neighborhood had us contemplating moving for some time but this just gave us that extra "push".

Not that I think sex offenders can't be anywhere (obviously they can - from all walks of life) but it just seemed like a "memo from above", when I got the automated call from the police, that we needed to stop contemplating and do something about moving to a nicer area.

I don't like change but sometimes it's necessary.
Thursday, October 6th, 2005 12:36 am (UTC)
Hugs and vibes to you. Sounds like you could use them. ((((((SpedBug))))))

I hope all goes well and progresses quickly. And that the house selling/buying thing also goes well.

Keep us posted when you get the chance. Otherwise we'll have to think about sending in the SWAT team. (armed with rubber chickens, fuzzy kittens, and really big, HEAVY free books!)
Friday, October 7th, 2005 01:11 pm (UTC)
You're making me NOT want to check in! Who doesn't want a SWAT team armed with rubber chickens, fuzzy kittens and free books?!

I'm well but, unfortunately, very busy at the moment. :( Hopefully, I'll have some time for play in the near future.

Thanks for the hugs and vibes! :)
Friday, November 18th, 2005 02:31 am (UTC)
I've just moved into your neighbourhood and am now peering through your journal window. I'd like you to think of me as a friend.