Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I hate where I live. I don't know if it because of the economic climate or what, but it feels as if people are getting crazier. A couple months back, at the end of the block, there was a break in. Plus there was a car break in a week later. Lately it has seemed to be quiet, but then I found out that someone had tried to enter one of the vehicles on my property at about 3 am mid-week last week. I also just found out that a neighbor down the block had his gas line on his truck cut to siphon out the gasoline.

The stress of worrying about my family and their safety is starting to get to me. With all this I wonder what I can I do to protect what we have. I can't afford anything better. Is it just Seattle? Is this a city problem? I don't remember this from when I lived in Michigan.


Jana Kleitsch said...

Your blog is looking good!

Maybe you're just more aware of the crime now that you're The Dad.

Stop watching the news and play more video games. That should keep you from stressing out so much.

Matt said...

Michigan is seeming more-and-more the same way...I've talked to several people in suburban Detroit who are seeing what you're seeing. Not so much here in St. Joe, but I have been hearing some gas stealing stories.

Buy a shotgun, you'll feel better... :)

The Really Sarcastic Weasel said...

I had my first semi run-in with crime last year in the People's Republic of Ann Arbor when someone wrecked my keyhole trying to force open the lock on my car door while I was parked in the grad student parking lot.

Jokes on them though, even if they had gotten the door open, I don't have anything of value to steal.