Archive | September, 2010

This Ain’t Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

30 September 2010

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JoAnn wakes me up a bit before 11pm last night…police activity across the street at *that* neighbor.  Understatement. There were a total of 5 or 6 Tacoma Police Department cars, including K9. From what I gathered from JoAnn and overheard, it involved gunfire. And I’d be shocked if drugs weren’t involved in some way. Still waiting to […]

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Today is the Day…

29 September 2010

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No, not that day, silly. Today is the day–and in a few short hours actually–when we find out if Sammy passed his belt testing Saturday. This would be the last belt before black. Pretty cool for an 8-year old. We’re really proud of him, especially considering the amount he had to learn when we switched dojangs […]

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Fleeing Tacoma

23 September 2010

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It is official: we’re leaving Tacoma. Fleeing. Becoming refugees. Leaving the house that is trying to poison our little girl, that requires $20k+ of work which only covers the lead, not removes it. Leaving behind the house that has lost now over $94k in equity. Pretty funny reading the recent headlines about the recession being over. Those academics might […]

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Get Us Out of Here!

21 September 2010

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JoAnn wrote a great post about the house we toured today, complete with pictures. We liked it. Perfect? No. Heaps better than our poisoned house and situation? Absolutely. I could sleep well there at night, and the tears of anger and fear that I don’t let escape my eyes would turn to tears of relief […]

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Update on First Citizens Bank

18 September 2010

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About the Cabin…

18 September 2010

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Thanks to an inquiry on Twitter, I realized I still hadn’t updated about the cabin. Despite everything lining up, it’s not happening. The issue turned out to be that the cabin, as originally built, was a 1-bedroom with a septic system to match. When it was remodeled, the septic wasn’t changed, since it wasn’t a […]

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Three Ways to Lose My Business

14 September 2010

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This illustration is courtesy of First Citizens Bank. They purchased the FDIC-closed Venture Bank out of Lacey, WA a year ago. I loved Venture, so First Citizens has a high bar set for them, which they have not only missed, more kinda limboed under. The following story is a great example of why more companies […]

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Do Words Really Matter?

13 September 2010

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Back from a short hiatus, now that the vast majority of the work on this big migration is done and things are settling back down… There is a fairly new Christian song getting some good air time lately from a band called Luminate, titled Come Home. Below are the lyrics: You’re best friends with the word “regret”And […]

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Seriously?! It’s Been THAT long?

9 September 2010

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I knew I hadn’t blogged for a while, but going on 3 weeks? Yikes. Things have been a bit chaotic, between the lead issue, stoppage of the mini-renovations, the wonderful drug-selling neighbor, the gift that was bestowed upon us, and the consideration of leaving this neighborhood and walking away from this house and the mortgage. […]

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