Kevindot1's Blog

Sep. 19, 2008 at 1:46pm

Greetings from Exit 129

North Ender now living in the South End

Well, I have been an official South Ender for about a week now and it is not so bad.  I got to say that Spuds makes a mean Canadian Bacon sandwich, and I couldn't be happier living near an Ezell's Chicken again (ever since their failed attempt on 6th Ave).

I have found that my friends and family will still come to my house, even though I don't live in the North End any more. 

While I am doing more freeway driving than before, my old stomping grounds with the freeway are only really 15 minutes away.  Working Downtown allows me to take my favorite tiny stretch of freeway to get there.  That part that goes from 38th street to I-705.  I am not sure what it's called, but I ALWAYS imagine I have a Porsche taking those awesome corners.

One of the first couple morning I was in the house I got up and went to McDonald's for some unhealthy breakfast.  I was gone for maybe 10 minutes.  When i got back to the new house, my new neighbors cat had been run over on S 76th street.  I couldn't believe my bad timing as it had just happened.  So I had the unfortunate task of waking up my new neighbors (whom I had only briefly met once) and inform them that their cat had been hit by a car and was dead.  So, my cat will never see the light of day except through a window, and my black lab will never be let out lose from the back yard.  Which I know she shouldn't anyways, but in the old 'hood, she knew everyone and never caused much trouble.  But those days are gone.

To end on a not so sad note; Tuesday the maintenance crew has to come over to fix a couple broken windows, snake the bathroom drains, and shore up some questionable electrical work on the fuse box.  Besides, those minor issues, I love the house and big back yard and so far, the neighborhood!

Until next time, signing off from Exit 129.  :)

comments [3]  |  posted under South End, Tacoma


by Dave_L on 9/19/2008 @ 2:43pm
Sorry to hear about your neighbor’s cat. At least a kind neighbor was able to break the news to them, and quickly. Still very sad, though. The neighborhoods can be so spotty block-to-block. Hopefully there’s a neighborhood watch group that far south. Make sure your dog’s gate is secure – Where my house is a little further to the north, there was a time a while back where a few dogs were mysteriously let out of their yards or stolen. Good to hear you’re settling in. It’s been years since I’ve had some Spudder Chips. Perhaps I’ll see you on that 38th Street on-ramp or run into you at Wapato. You know, someone else in the blogosphere lives out that way; I think it’s TheGulag who comments three exits up.

by ixia on 9/19/2008 @ 3:13pm
You can walk right over to Blueberry Park to pick some fresh blueberries for a better breakfast. Likely very tale end of the crop now. S. 72 and D street.

by Kevindot1 on 9/19/2008 @ 6:32pm
Great tip about the blueberries, ixia. Thanks!

And to Dave, yeah the back gate is good, though I will be putting a pad lock on it. See in around the area!