Might be time to move....
We live int the small town of Arlington Tennessee. Just 25 miles or so East of Memphis (a true hell hole, at least the North and South sides of the city) it is a nice, quiet town of about 10,000 people. We just got our first traffic light 3 or 4 months ago.
The Subdivision we live in is, or was quiet. Thank God we rent the house we live in so we are not tied down here. The "family" next door is really driving the rest of the neighborhood down the tubes. Let me paint the pictures for you. The house next door is the same floor plan as the one we live in. 4 bedrooms, all upstairs, a living room, dinning room, medium sized kitchen and a 2 car garage. 2 and a half bath rooms. About 2000 square feet.
We have 5 kids and it is a bit cramped. Not too bad, the twins (5 years old) in one room and the two older boys in another and my daughter in a room by herself. Then my wife and I in the master bedroom.
The "lady" next door has 10 children living in the same amount of space (all by different "fathers") and she just had a new boyfriend/main squeeze type move in with them. This guy is pretty thuggy if you know what I mean. Now we have several pimped out cars driving through. Big stupid looking wheels, spinner rims, big cars with 4 and 5 big thug types in them. Several times I have had to yell at these idiots to slow down as there are lots of children on this street.
So, I have always carried all the time, even at home. But now I am being even more vigilant about it. Some of the other folks on the street are carrying now too. One guy who I was sure was anti seems not to be. I saw the distinct outline of a handgun under his shirt the other day when he was at his mailbox.
We and the other neighbors are all keeping a close eye on them. Something just doesn't seem right. Can't put my finger on it but I know something is up over there.
I think it might be time to move on. So I may be taking a job in Nashville and moving East. Less crime, less Liberals, more country. Sounds good to me.