Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Drug house update

The infamous "grow house" next door has been sold at a foreclosure auction and has a new owner -- an investor that fixes up and rehabs other such homes in distress. He and his crew have been at the house for two days. First they took out about 4 truckloads of junk. We couldn't tell from outside but the windows had been covered with sheetrock so you couldn't see the grow lights on inside. The garage had a bathroom and small office built into it (also illegal).

On the front lawn there is currently: a big pile of cinder blocks, an vintage style red plaid suitcase (kind of cool but still gives me the heebeejeebees) with clothes neatly folded inside, a red bike that I remember the original owner's elderly father riding around town, some stereo equipment, carpet, wiring, and more.

The investor who bought the home has offered my husband $20 a day to borrow electricity from us, seeing as the PG&E meter was removed when the police raided the house. Now, if it was a neighbor that asked us to borrow a hookup, I would have told them to use our power for free. But this is this man's business. We'll take the $20.

1 comment:

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Wow, that's just about all I can say!
Great blog, by the way!