Posts Tagged with "house"

Fleeing Tacoma

Thursday, September 23, 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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Where’s the Wisdom in That?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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So in the continuing saga of the neighborhood and dealing with the dope peddler, an officer had a chat with him the Friday after our van incident, essentially telling dope dude that he [the officer] thought that he [the drug seller] was selling dope, and that he needed to stop or he’d be out. Sounded […]

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Sleep, Interrupted

Saturday, August 14, 2010

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It’s been a week and a half since the attack. I call it an attack now because that’s what it was: not just a message sent by the dope peddler intent on intimidating us, but an attack on the minivan, on our property, on our economic well-being, and on our sense of security. It’s been ten days […]

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Latest Update on the Lead Issue

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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JoAnn and I got out lead levels tested yesterday..and got the results back later in the day. We are fine. So the plan is that they will be leaving Friday while I tape off the house and finish the flooring–with respirator this time. Then will have to clean up really well before they can come […]

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The Lead Update: Definitely Hate This House

Friday, June 11, 2010

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So here’s where we are with the house…the fuller rundown: New flooring at about 75%. Stopped when, as another part of this summer’s projects, JoAnn was prepping some of the trimwork for repainting and tested positive for lead Subsequent testing of the kiddos found that Maddie has elevated levels, somewhat dangerously. (Current limit is 10 […]

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Lead It Be, Lead It Be…

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Lead it be, lead it be… Whisper words of wisdom, lead it be. My utmost apologies to The Beatles and their fans. The previous flooring (and painting) jobs in the house had been put on hold when JoAnn tested for and found lead in some of the previous layers of paint, despite getting negative results […]

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