Too close to home
Tuesday October 16th 2012, 10:47 pm
Filed under: Life

Funniest comment from my friend Beth after the debate tonight: “I just put my finger on exactly how I wanted the moderator to respond to Romney going over his time again and again:  Mr. Romney! 10 points from Slytherin!”


I went to the lab this morning for a fasting test. Came home, and the new gardener of the new neighbors two doors down was at work. Ten am.

I went to the doctor this afternoon and discussed the results, which looked very good. Yay! Headed for home…and decided to go this way rather than that, for once. Okay.

And so it was that I saw a guy on a bike calling over his shoulder back to someone else, while not seeing who till I turned the corner there. And then there was the second guy–not tipped off faster because I had come from behind, and he was back where he had no business being. I knew the real gardener had left four hours ago.

It made it much worse that that trespassing guy got on his bike and followed me. I got into my house and he stopped at my driveway. I hesitated for just long enough to send up a quick prayer and called the cops.

They may have been perfectly innocent, but there’s been a rash of home burglaries in the last couple months in this city and we are near the freeway–and the people across the street are among the ones who’ve had their house broken into. With a rock thrown through their window, and believe me, we’ve got lots of windows. The same cop who responded to their call came again, and now he at least had a lead–whether valid or not, only those two men know at the moment.

And they know where I live. But I know what they look like. And maybe they saw that black and white saddleshoe car.  Blessings on our police department, when I told them it was their call on these guys, they came immediately.

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Keeping my fingers crossed that these guys stay far away from your neighborhood from now on! Glad you’re all right for now.

A thought: outfit Coopernicus with a video camera and he can keep track of the bad guys. Bonus video of where he’s been and what he does on a daily basis! (Haven’t had enough sleep!)

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 10.17.12 @ 6:43 am

Guard hawk! There’s a concept…

Comment by Channon 10.17.12 @ 7:00 am

Thank goodness you saw them! They knew where you lived before that, it’s just that now you know they know, if you know what I mean.
Now they know YOU know they know, and that the cops REALLY know.
You know?

Comment by Diana Troldahl 10.17.12 @ 8:16 am

Wow, that’s a little unsettling … stay safe!

Comment by Debbi 10.17.12 @ 8:17 am

Oh, I don’t like the sound of that! If only Coopernicus would just fly in their faces, or poop on ’em, or something.

Comment by Don Meyer 10.17.12 @ 8:58 am

we’re all for the “neighborhood watch” idea — sounds like you were on duty yesterday! hope they catch the guys that have been breaking in there!

Comment by Bev 10.17.12 @ 9:49 am

I hadn’t realized they stopped at your driveway too. Sorry to learn that. Sounds quite unsettling.

Hopefully they won’t be back.

Comment by RobinM 10.17.12 @ 10:03 am

I pray that they will never come back to your neighborhood. Yeah, it would be great if they get caught, but not in your area!

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 10.17.12 @ 6:09 pm

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