it’s getting me down. i’ve lived here about 15 years now and while there’s been more good stuff happening in the last few years, it seems like the bad stuff reached a certain baseline several years ago and never got better. it’s worse in the summer.
so we have…
* having two kids come to my front door and within 30 seconds of conversation ask my why i had a nasty attitude and call me bitch.
* antonio the convicted sex offender present every week if not every day on my street.
* a guy coming to my door with a dog and asking me if wanted to buy said dog.
* today’s lost dog incident.
so the lost dog incident, which i guess is over now, was: i walked by the front door this afternoon and there was a dog sitting on my front steps. i tried to give her water (which she didn’t want) and then she walked over to my side yard gate and asked to be let in. i think she was looking for some shade. she hung out in my side yard all day. i called animal control and they never showed. i posted pictures to the neighborhood listerv and one person said they might know the owner but i haven’t heard anything back about that. i finally fed her and she was pretty hungry. around 9pm i decided she was probably going to be around for the night so i went to try and get her on my screen porch– and she was gone. just disappeared. i looked all over my back yard for her and everywhere i could think it’s like, poof, disappearing dog.
i really hope she’s on her way home. she had a current rabies tag and looked well fed so i think she’s probably a neighborhood resident.
so in general i am feeling kind of down about the neighborhood. i think if antonio were gone it would probably go a long way toward making things feel more comfortable; just knowing he’s always around has a sort of dampening effect on me, even though he never looks me in the eye anymore or tries to say hello like he always used to before he was arrested.