In other news:
Our neighborhood is getting bad. A few years ago when the white people behind me moved in with their dozen black grandkids our next door neighbors threw a fit. I take pride for my non-racist attitude and told them don't worry about it that the oldest grandkid was gay and totally cool.
Well he moved out of state and grandma got a divorce. Earlier this summer the kids threw eggs over the back fence splattering our deck. I thought once was no big deal so I did nothing about it. Then the neighbors next door found empty liquor bottles in their back yard also. Note: the people behind us have a double lot so both of our houses ajoin their property. Come to find out the people down the street won't let their kids play with the kids behind us because they're the ones that did indeed steal the liquor. Now a few weeks ago our cars got egged and you could tell by the direction that they hit that it came from the kids behind us. We called the police this time and they just told us to take pictures, that they couldn't make it out, so we did.
This weekend three young teens (white, black and hispanic) entered the bar down the street asked for free soda. The female bartender told them no and that it was after 9pm that they had to leave. So they went out and broke the windows out of her van. When she went to leave they robbed her at knife point and threatened to beat her with a skate board.
I'm like WTF!!!! This latest story was told to me by the guy next door cuz he frequents the bar. Needless to say we no longer leave our windows open on the main floor when we go out, day or night. We've also started securing our property, fencing off the back yard so you can't get in without us letting you in. I'm also planning on putting up security lights around the back and side yards, the front it already very well lit. I also bought a sign that says:
I'm hoping this will help deter any problems.