The window that was broken during the burglary at church has finally been repaired. We're thinking of perhaps moving my Bible study to a different day.
At home, there's a guy named Tom that lives upstairs from us. He's a known drug dealer, and when I'm at the library or church, my roommates see drug deals going down right out front. I have angels around my house, so no worries there. But a few nights ago, after my roommate Becky had made herself dinner and given me half of a grilled cheese sandwich that was left over, there was a knock at the door. There was a dude saying Becky had ordered a pizza. He wasn't wearing a pizza delivery uniform, there was no car with a lighted pizza delivery sign on it out front, and he was standing on the right--as I'm facing out the door--of the steps, opposite to what real pizza delivery men do. I asked Becky, she of course said no, she didn't order anything, so I told him she hadn't ordered anything, and he left.
A couple days later, again at night, another knock on the door. I look out the front window, see a different dude who waves hello when he sees me looking, and when I open the door, he asks about the parking space. I tell him our lease only gives one parking space in the driveway, and Becky has that. I ask if he has our landlady's number, he says yes, so I suggest he call her and talk to her about it. In reality, the one space in the driveway is for the whole house. I told my roommates about both visits right after they happened, and they agree the tweakers (drug users) upstairs are trying to either get in our house and take what they can for drug money, or use our parking space for their drug deals.
Tom and his buddies are supposedly getting evicted, but that can take time. I believe the police are aware of this situation, but they need as much evidence as possible in order to get a conviction. From time to time, an AT&T truck parks across the street from us; we joke it's really the cops keeping an eye on Tom. Our front door has a locking screen door, which is kept locked--regular and deadbolt--almost constantly. Our front door is a security door, also with regular and deadbolt locks, and is also locked most of the time. Back door has only a regular lock, but we plan on getting a deadbolt installed.
Pray the drug dealers get kicked out--it's possible our landlady knows what they're doing, that's why they're getting evicted--and a better class of people move in the front and upstairs.