Sunday, May 15, 2011
"I'm just so tired."
Ms. T was moving out from her side of a camelback on Cleveland Avenue late last week, aided by one other person. It was slow going in the white hot afternoon sun. She is being forced to move into a temporary lodgings because the house she will ultimately move to is not yet complete. She noted that the state is not paying her to move twice - even though that's what she is being forced to do.
The hasty timeline of the state, of course, is ironic and ridiculous given the lack of adequate funding and the continued uncertainty over design of the proposed UMC hospital complex.
Ms. T also informed me that someone had tried to start her house on fire last Sunday - and showed me the boards and fencing put up by the fire department.
The lower part of the UMC footprint has been plagued by fires in the past five years. In 2007 and 2008, several suspicious fires in the area destroyed and damaged numerous buildings.