Yep. We're getting an alarm system put in this week.
Sunday while The Big Guy was mowing the lawn, a neighbor stopped and told him she saw two men parked in our driveway on Friday afternoon and they were standing in my flowerbed trying to look in my dining room window. Uh-huh, I know. Creepy.
Most know that I have a hard time sleeping at night (if at all). Sometimes during the morning/early afternoon is when I sleep the best (again, if at all, and sleep blocks out the constant construction noise). So knowing that someone was out there and I was probably alseep did NOT make me a happy camper. A two-story home has a lot of noises all on it's own. It's tough, some things I hear VERY well, and others I can't hear at all. My nerves are jumping all the time. And I was HOME. That's scary, creepy too. There could be a few explanations, but who the heck goes right up and looks in your windows? I was thinking maybe a realtor/buyer because our neighbor just put their house up for sale, but the lady said they were in a truck. Sounds fishy to me.
The truth is I've never been comfortable out here because we were somewhat secluded, but the more our neighborhood grows, the worse things are getting. The neighbor across the street had a truck tool chest stolen from his front yard, same thing: in the mid-afternoon. Someone else had moved out and someone forced the garage door open by bending it. It totally baffles me because so much is going on around here all day. The trucks are driving by, the mailman comes by, the kids get off the buses all day (kindergarten, elem, middle & high school - all at different times.) There's always some traffic, I find it hard to fathom that someone would try, but most burglaries are in the daytime...
People have a whole lot of nerve apparently and I'm not going to wait and see if anything happens. I think these construction guys are getting sticky fingers and with all the work going on, people don't think much seeing trucks parked in people's driveways around here. I'm just glad that lady kept an eye out. She didn't know if they were here to work or what but she let them know she saw them.
The next day we put blinds up in those windows (the only ones that didn't have them, I have sheer curtains there). Now no one can see in any of my windows and we'll have the alarm in very soon. That's some comfort I guess. I know it's not the "end all" to crime but it helps. I wish it would blast them to bits and disentigrate them if they tried to get in!! Well, you just can't be careful enough these days. Now I'm really on guard and plan to stay that way.
No knitting lately, I was working on a hat in the Malabrigo but man is it tough on me. It's soft, but yet still "prickles" my hands for some reason. It feels like little electric zings, kind of "itchy". Not fun. Plus my hands feel so dry when I use it. Does it dry your skin out? Is that crazy?? I don't know, but it's happening to me. No cool knitting mojo going on yet but it'll happen.
The Big Guy caught Miss J's cold (she actually has pneumonia!) so they're both going to be home for a day or two with me. Whew! Makes me feel better. We may have company by Friday too so I still have a lot to do. My knitting will pick up next week hopefully.
Happy Hump Day. And Be Safe.