Friday, December 14, 2018

December 14: Happy Things

Squatters live in the two-family across the street. They are drug dealers and their property, as well as the property next door, have been flagged by the city and the police as nuisance properties.

I've been in this situation before and I'm so tired.

Tuesday, gunshots happened again, although no one was hit this time.

I live across the street from drug dealing squatters with guns.

But I'm not the lead actor in this play this time. I'm doing things, a lot of things, behind the scenes. But I'm not alone and I'm not the angriest neighbor. For a change.

It is good to not be the angriest neighbor. Because I live across the street from drug dealing squatters with guns and I'm so tired.

So Neal and his wife down the block are the leaders here. They work from home most days and know everyone on the block. I'm just a supporting actor. And letting go the need to be in charge of something, especially something so dangerous, is a gift.


  1. Yes. I, for one, am pleased you're not the lead actor. Take care.

  2. A gift indeed. Glad you're in a position to receive it.

  3. I hope the squatters are not there much longer.

  4. I am glad you have Neal and his wife.