Friday, July 14, 2006

Moving on up! We're moving on out!

Well that was painful.

I'm sitting in my new office overlooking a beautiful tree-lined street. There's a little bird's nest in the window and I can hear the birds cheeping away whenever the momma bird comes back to the nest.

E and Nemo are both doing well adjusting. We're going out this weekend to buy a kiddie pool so E can take advantage of the yard right away.

An unforeseen advantage to this place is we get to see the joggers heading to the nearby park. Score!

Meanwhile, we're still trying to sell the old house and we've been greeted by this story:

D.C. crime emergency prompts more patrols

WASHINGTON - Police beefed up patrols around national landmarks Wednesday, a day after the District of Columbia's police chief declared a crime emergency in response to a string of violence that included the killing of a British activist.

At least 14 people have been killed in Washington already this month, and in the last 30 days robberies have risen 14 percent and armed assaults have jumped 18 percent. Last year, homicides in the city fell to a 20-year low of 195.

In reality the crime wave is notable because the British activist was killed in Georgetown, the posh neighborhood of DC. If it has occurred across the river in Anacostia there'd be no mention of it. The uptick in robberies is probably caused by the same individual(s).

What a kerfuffle.


David E. Patton said...

I had a read at some of your posts and find that you write so loveingly of you kids that it make me want to have some, well maybe not that loveingly but close to it. Good dad.

Minge said...

Glad you're settling in. E will dig he pool! nemo, too, I'm sure!

Have your camera at the ready for the joggers and share the pics!

The Brian said...

David, ha ha. It's not something you enter into lightly believe me. We are amazed at the work at times. He can be adorable at times though, lucky for him :)

Green Dads said...

Glad you're settling in too!

Funny you should mention the joggers and the park. We moved directly across the street from a park and a playground, and also to a neighborhood that borders on several college campuses.

I noticed an amazing number of joggers going by our house, and commented that we needed to put some chairs in the front yard. That might be too obvious, I think ;-)

Steve said...

God, how are you & Green Dads getting all these jogggers? We totally bought on the wrong street.

Do you rent space on the porch? (When it's nicer, of course.)

The Brian said...

See, you have to locate near a park. It's all in the real estate feng shui my friend.