I was fine when I was in my apartment - it was cozy and homey and I really enjoyed it. But our neighbors were terrible. The gal directly on top of us, was a tweaker - she would sleep all day and move furniture all night. We had neighbors down the hall, that must of had 20 people living in a one-bedroom. Then we had neighbors who were too lazy to use the garbage chute - and just pile their garbage in the hallway, dirty, poopy diapers! I caught one old lady, picking up her dog's poop off the carpet in the hallway! Our car had been broken into twice - and once my laundry was stolen from the newly remodeled laundry room. My downstairs neighbor left the house, with a cigarette burning and I saw smoke bellowing out from her balcony and sure enough, her sofa was on fire. That freaked me out. I started obsessing about fire and what if we're gone and a fire starts and my 2 cats and 1 dog are home. So after 2 years, we decided we would go back to our RV and we lived another 2 years, until we moved up here and bought my sister's half of the house.
|pool and street side|
So I found out this weekend, that early Sunday morning, at 2am the apartment building caught on fire and the roof caved in - displaced 70+ tenants and 1 person is missing. It was a 6 alarm fire - they had 12 firetrucks and over 100 firefighters fighting it. About 20 some injured, mostly minor. The people on the 3rd floor had to be rescued off their balcony.
|pool area where the flags are|
I feel so bad - I know the types of people that live there and this will devastate them. I am sure only a very small minority even had renters and fire insurance. Many on fixed incomes, disabled and seniors.
|The strip mall next door|
I am most curious as to what started the fire -
- a burning cigarette
- something left on the electric stove (I hate electric stoves)
- a meth-lab
- faulty wiring as it was a old building