I live in a normal little suburban town. Well, I know it is normal but the elected “powers that be” insist on calling us a “premiere community”. I am not sure who ever designated my fine community as such and maybe sometime long ago it was “premiere”. Today it is an over taxed, shrinking community hit hard by the recession. Lots of empty store fronts, (although they have brought in several cash for gold stores and we have dollar stores in every center) school enrollment down, many empty houses and potholes the size of small cities.
The potholes make driving around town something of an adventure. A little swerve to the left, a slight veer to the right while making sure not to cross the middle line or drive into on coming traffic. I feel like I am preparing for the extreme games just heading to the drug store. The biggest problem is that I am not talking about 1 or 2 roads, it is everywhere. Patches put over patches have become big problems. This is top of mind for me right now since the county just went through the process of reassessing all homes. We will be seeing a significant increase in property taxes. There is no way we could ever sell the house for the amount we are being told it is worth but they don’t care. Now, if this was the first increase we were seeing in a while maybe I could accept it but we have seen increases year after year.
But I digress. Since nothing is going to change, please keep all hands inside the ride while it is moving. Strap in tight, it is going to be a bumpy ride!