Fleeing Tacoma

Written by Scott

Topics: Uncategorized

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 want to actually look around.

Leaving the drug dealer across the street and his retribution…the safety of my family is more important to me than winning that fight. Or getting into trouble myself for protecting them and our property.

Leaving behind the too-many-to-count smashed-in windows of cars over the years, stuff stolen, and drunk drivers smashing into our cars.

Leaving behind the Tacoma Police Department which, while having fantastic individual officers, has chosen to become a political organization rather than thoroughly and aggressively enforcing the law.

We’re approved, and will be talking timeline later today as far as when they need what, and when we might be able to start moving some stuff in (military family being stationed elsewhere are in process of packing).

We’re also still desperately in need of help.




  • fleeing is exactly how it felt to us when we bailed on our flooding house up on the hilltop – the relief we felt after getting out of that house and neighborhood was such a blessing – leaving behind equity (if we had stayed and finished our remodeling projects and fixed the basement (up to 20K) was nothing compared to the stress of the neighborhood and what living in that moldy house was doing (has done) to my health).my only regret comes from buying it in the first place – NOT in leaving!!! i'm so glad ya'll are getting out!

  • Michelle

    The new place looks nice :). I hope you guys get it. I'm so sorry you had to deal with all of that! And the health issue stuff. Not good at all. I hope they fix it before getting new tenants. I hate that people can rent out places and not be subject to any kind of walk through at least or inspection by the county or something. Makes me grateful to own our own place, but that also has its downsides too. The second link you have up is not working. The one to needing help.