Hi everyone, I’m back with another…well, whatever it is, I’m back with it! This day is actually getting colder through the day instead of warmer. A biting cold. The lake and river are open still and that puts a lot of moisture in the air. The river, of course, stays open all winter, on this portion anyway. So humidity is always higher than it would be normally. Adding to the cold. Plus it’s windy today. I was thinking of making some changes to the bird feeders today. Not a smart idea. But at least I figured out what needs to be done. And, I need to take it easy for a lot longer yet.
Speaking of easy. It is very easy for someone to break into a home these days. Unless you have an alarm system of some kind. I don’t. This story takes place at an apartment where I was living just prior to this place. I wake up one night about 1 am to a tapping kind of sound. What’s going on now? What’s Bonnie and Clyde doing now? They were my cats at the time. However, they were both in bed with me. Tapping continues in the living room. I get up to check. Can’t see anything. I thought maybe one of the deer was tapping on the window.
I went to look. Right at that spot where I looked was a face! And not my face. Must admit it startled me a bit. He goes over to the door and tries to get in. I yell at him to leave or he will get a headache. I had my “persuader” with me. He doesn’t want to leave so I call the police and my landlord shows up. He’s a police officer. Seems this guy was a friend of the previous tenant and was looking for a place to sleep. So he took him off to the police “hotel” for the night. The guy was a “bit” drunk. Hmm, how many other friends will show up? And do any of them have a key? I mention this to my landlord and he provides a new lock.
I get a phone call one evening from a very pleasant sounding young woman. I had been away for the day. Apparently she wants something. Or things I have will go missing. Right, like she knows what I have? HA! Then she starts naming things. Now these things can’t be seen from any window. They are in cabinets and drawers. Yet she could describe them perfectly. What does that mean? Just what she said. Her and a friend had been in my apartment. Obviously that was true. I don’t know about you, but it gives me a weird feeling to know that someone has come into my apartment and has gone through all my belongings.
She called from a pay phone. Amazingly those things still exist. Nothing really could be done. Except I put better locks on my door. Never heard back from her. Still gave me that weird feeling. These are only 2 things that have happened to me. I will mention more another time. Kind of interesting really. In a strange sort of way. Oh well. I hope you all have an enjoyable day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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