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Saturday, 11 May 2019


Walk past my old house at 2093 Louis Road (one house down from the Congregationalist Church) if you want to see blight. I could cry every time I see it. It was a perfectly nice, well-maintained little 1,100 sq.ft. house until we sold it in 2004. Now it's an eyesore. It's on a double lot. I can't understand why they don't just tear it down and build one or two new houses. And the house right next to the church is actually looking like something out of a horror movie. I truly don't understand why the city hasn't condemned it (or why the neighbors, in their pretty McMansions, haven't torched it.)

I think condemning an eyesore is nigh-impossible; there's a house in the old neighborhood in Sunnyvale that's been effectively abandoned since forever; seems it's owned (along with several other properties in the South Bay) by someone who prefers to live under a bridge in a more upscale city. I guess the taxes are being paid by a trust fund or something. Looking at the aerial view, it seems someone's come around and put tarps on the roof. Somehow it remains there, long unfit for habitation.

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