It’s not been a good day in our neighborhood 

The boys are spending the day with their Grandparents. It’s not been a good day in our neighborhood and I’m glad the kids are able to get away and enjoy the weather in a safe place. 

I’m reminded of just how badly we need to move but can’t… 😕

It’s frustrating and one of those things that always sits in the back of my mind.… Read More


More neighborhood drama because why the hell not

I meant to share this the other night but I just didn’t get a chance.  

I’m pretty sure this was a drug bust on a known drug house. I can’t say that for certain because I didn’t talk to the police parked right behind my house, blocking off the alley. 

The house in question is widely known to be dealing but have never really been much of a problem, aside from the occasional domestic dispute. 

Either way, the cops were marching in and out of the house for quite some time.… Read More


This is the crazy shit that happens in my neighborhood all the time

After dinner last night, I took the family to get Frosties at Wendy’s. The boys had coupons for free Frosties that they earned at school and it just seemed like a nice end to the day.

On the way home, I had to stop the car as I was turning onto our street because there was a huge street brawl and no one would get out of the way.  We were forced to sit there and end up being surrounded by close to 20 people screaming, cursing and threatening each other. 

Some of these people had weapons as well. 
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I saw a baseball bat, a 2×4 and large sticks in the hands of these people.  It was crazy and scary but we eventually were able to make it through the crowd and park in front of our house. 

I immediately called 911 and went to make sure my neighbor was okay because their car was stopped on the corner.… Read More


Nothing like waking up to a domestic dispute

My bedroom is on the second floor and there’s a balcony that goes right out from my room. 

On nights when the weather is nice, I love sleeping with the balcony door open because the breeze feels good through the screen door. 

The downside of course, is that I hear everything that transpires outside. 

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At roughly 2am last night, I woke to the sound of a man and a woman fighting.  They were actually in their house, maybe a hundred yards  away, on the other side of several vacant lots. 

They were so loud it sounded like we were all in the same room. 

I could make out every vulgar and vile thing they said to each other. 

It lasted about 45 minutes before they at least quieted down enough that I could fall back asleep. 

Have I mentioned how much I hate my neighborhood?… Read More


First it was just one random shooting yesterday but today it’s much worse

I shared earlier about the shooting that took place shortly before dinner last night.  I spoke with one of my neighbors today and apparently it got much worse last night. 

There was a second shooting last night around 11:30 PM at the now infamous yellow house across the street from me.  To make this game worse, there was a third shooting about 1:30am at the same location. 

The cops were out at each incident and at some point turning one of the two shootings, someone was arrested. 

My understanding is that they weren’t sure if the it was yellow house or the one right behind it.  It’s not like one is any better than the other. 

That’s all I know at this point.… Read More

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