Archive for July, 2011

Bringing down the house

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Since purchasing my house around two years ago, I’ve looked at the house next door with a bit of disdain. It was a two-family rental property that was clearly not maintained by the landlord (or the tenants). The yard was perpetually overgrown, windows were broken, the exterior walls and roof had holes in them. Luxury living, you know.

Last fall, the tenants suddenly moved out, and the house sat vacant. Apparently, the city finally noticed what rotten shape it was in, because it was condemned earlier this year. And finally, it is no more…


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