Casey talked to our next-door neighbor today (the one who likes to garden in the morning, sans clothes), and it turns out the family that owned the house before the people who sold it to us were crack dealers who thought it was unconstitutional to pay for water and sanitation. They let the water be shut off and used the back yard as a combination toilet/junk yard. This is why our soil is good, and why our sewage line had a few big holes and flooded the side yard yesterday.

Oh, and that neighbor is racist. She was very happy to find out that we weren’t black, hispanic, or hmong, because “you know how those people are.” kidzero was right, this is starting to sound like a sitcom.