My goal is to post at least one image of each car. There are about 20 different cars that visit on a weekly basis. Some of the other post have different cars and diferent cars appear in the videos. Of interest is 2 commercial trucks that come and go but the driver just does an exchange.
So let's go back to 401-C and 401-D the two basement apartments on Clark Street Livingston. The blue SUV is parked directly in front of the spot for our cottage. I have of course made the landlord aware of this and I did try to speak to the renters in the basment apartments. The monarch lady, she controls everyone who lives there, says I'm to wait they will move. Now our landlord rents his places based on what you get. The basement apartments are rented cheep, you don't get much. And if you rent a basement apartment you agree to keep the outside area of the arking lot clear for parking of other renters. These people do not do that. Out of concern for our lives we park on the road, but I still have to pay full rent for parking I do not have accress to.
The woman who controls everyone who lives there is very rude and hateful and her fav word is F! If you try to ask her anything you get attacked with a lot of screaming and yelling and words not need to be heard.
She does not care about others and living in a setting where t]some thing has to be considered for others, it is all about her.
In August 2019 my wife and I sold our home and moved into a small cottage on a dead end quiet and peaceful street. Next to our cottage is a 4 unit apartment building, two up and two below, behind. The two below are like basements. My oldest son moved into one of the upper apartments, for September and part of October it was quiet and peaceful. Across the street in a duplex live 2 elderly sisters and the other side an elderly woman who's son is living with her to take care of her. In the other upper apartment next to my son is a middle age couple, quiet, nice and very friendly.
Then in late October a couple moved into one of the basement apartments. From the very beginning the landlord started asking me how they were, what they were like. He knew they might be bad. The man and woman both are covered with prison tattoos, and from their ravished bodies it appears they are meth users. (My sister got addicted to meth, I saw her body.) Over the remainder of October and November the police were called many times for loud violent fighting, drug use in the parking lot, the two going around to others in the neighborhood at night and terrorizing others. (The same landlord owns every property on the street.) The couple was seen selling and buying drugs, they were heard buying and selling and all the activity was captured on security video. Hundred's of calls and text were sent to the landlord and his co-partner his mother. On December 26th 2019 his mother promised me and the other renters on the block that the eviction process was started and the basement couple would be out by January 26th.
We waited. They did not move out. We were again told they would be out within a month. That dragged into March, Covid19 froze all evictions.
Toward the end of May, when June started to approach again the landlord started to reassure the other renters that the couple would be evicted, in June the restrictions would be lifted and all the landlord had to do was resume his current eviction process. The basement couple is still there, but it has gotten worse.
Today there are 9 people living in one of the single room studio apartments. The other single room studio apartment was rented to a single man with a severe mental disorder. I spoke to his parents and learned that the basement couple is taking advantage of him and his disability to their advantage. At times there have been 4 people living in his apartment.
They use the entire parking lot for their personal outside fun and pull up and do drug sales. The outside paved area is supposed to be my driveway to my parking area but I can't use it. When I did try to park back there and had to ask them to move or one of their drug customers I was told no, wait, or even threatened. I now park on the street. My son's apartment has a living area and a bedroom, his bedroom is directly above the basement couple's exit door and main sitting area, it reeks of cigarette smoke and pot smoke. They have an indoor cat and dog, they have not potty trained the dog. So my son's apartment also reeks of urine. When their dog is outside it poops right by their door and they do not pick it up. Also they pile their trash by their door. So if we sit outside on our back deck we smell excrement, pee, and human trash and waist. It is repulsive. Of course video, photos and text messages and phone calls have been made to the landlord in times beyond counting. Nothing. Everyone in the neighborhood has stopped calling the police, the monarch of the group tells the police very excellent lies, she has done this many times.
My son has had to close off completely his bedroom, he can't use it due to the smell. We can't use our parking, in both cases these are areas we pay for in our rent, but now can't make use of. I pay my rent on time every month, made some very valuable improvements to the cottage without expecting any repayment, and we do not smoke or cause problems. But because I have complained about the basement couple the landlord has suggested me, my wife and son move.
The couple in the other upper apartment no longer stay in it. They are staying elsewhere for the most part , the wife has serious health issues and is unable to breath in their apartment. I fear they will move and the landlord will allow some other drug addicts move in.
Every renter on the street has complained, all the ones who pay their rent and take care of their homes. I mean suggesting to a renter who pays their rent and takes care of his place to move because they complain about living next to drug dealers.
The basement couple have also been heard talking about having weapons hidden in the apartment in the event of a shootout and they openly carry weapons, mind you some are on probation.
We can't get help from the police, we can't get help from the landlord and everyone on the street lives in fear.
The basement people have broken the rental agreement in several ways.
1) No smoking inside building. (cigarettes and pot)
2) No loud music or parties. (Raging loud rap music with porn lyrics and extremely loud arguing using the F word a lot. Loud parties with lots of people in the parking lot.
3) Using drugs.
4) Buying and selling drugs.
They live at 401-C Clark Street Livingston Tennessee, the apartment around back.
Another new concern is they have started to move out into other areas of the neighborhood. They now congregate around my sons car (their drug customers have nearly hit my sons car several times) and they have ventured into his yard and around his porch. We had to move my sons basketball goal to behind our house because they wanted to use it. My sons apartment has a clearly defined area that is his yard and parking and they have now taken it over.
They have also started to venture across the street into the yard of the two single sisters at times. Those two older women are very sacred. And now they have crossed over into our yard many times. On video Sean Collins can be seen sneaking and hunched over approaching our yard. They have been seen in the bushes along the fence line. We think he is scouting, the have stolen from others,we have that on video.
If we call the police they always say they are looking for their dog or cat.
We have no recourse.
5 homes, 5 families live in fear.
As with all school systems there was class status distinctions. The same basic principle of prejudice. Due to a child's home environment other kids at school allow their judgement to dictate their actions. A child whose parents choose to spend their money on cigarettes and beer and then has to wear very worn out clothing is treated harshly for events not within their control. Not only did my dad choose to spend his money on his addictions he was very abusive. Therefore as a child I was locked in an environment that I had no control over. Other kids who had a better home environment would then judge me the child and use their own personal judgement to make life at school deplorable. Fault for how those of a better status treat those of lesser status lies directly with those kids who chose out of fear of rejection to treat those of lesser status harshly. The simple fact is children of a lesser status or bad home environment have the same potential.
This class distinction is the exact same argument that white supremacist use. Color, any color of skin has nothing to do with intelligence or abilities. Environment and opportunity does. If others suppress those of another class or race (class being poor or a bad home environment) then those that suppress are guilty of bias, prejudice etc. Children in school of better circumstances at home are no different. Children who choose to show prejudice due to another's environment are just as bad as racist. At some point these children are taught to view the lesser status kids as less value, either by parents, other children or teachers.
Aside from the emotional damage, it cheats the children with a damaged home environment out of opportunities that could enrich their lives.
Since parents may refuse to teach their child all people have value and potential then the responsibility falls to teachers. The school environment must be equal and teachers must not treat any student different due to their home environment. Mrs. Bryant in Creative Writing and Mr. Long of photography and yearbook was such teachers who not only singled a student out but used words to ensure other students would socially mark that student as to be treated different. If they approved of you, the class knew it, if they did not the class knew it.
My memories of high school are of survival. Because of the choices my parents made I had to wear what I could, when I had extra money I tried to buy clothes that would be acceptable. Due to my dad's abuse I constantly needed approval, so I acted out. Since I had been both sexually abused (by as many as 79 named persons since my dad made money from me) and physically abused since age 6 I had no idea had to behave socially. In the school environment the teachers bore the greatest responsibility, not because they should been able to see a need for help but because they chose to single me out as different and odd, marking me for mistreatment by other students.
Incredibly I survived and went on to be a very productive part of society and to contribute to future generations. I also did not pass on to my children the values of hate I learned from some teachers and other students. In fact one of my sons does the programming on payroll and finance software that many I grew up with use. Those same kids that treated me with disgust now depend on my sons work to survive.
As parents and grandparents the class of 1985 must teach the younger children to look beyond clothing, status, environment, money and teach children to lift up and support each other.
Sadly I have not one good memory of high school.
DeWayne Watts: I started out writing short stories and poetry. Some of which was published in the 1980's. I have parts of 5 novels written and have completed 2 novels. I have been married over 25 years and raised 2 wonderful sons who have been a great addition to the human family.
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