Thursday, April 05, 2012
Well, I'm pleased to report that we have had another productive day of spring cleaning and the house is finally fit for visitors! Bry and Rob will be here sometime tomorrow afternoon with a little luck and a fair wind. :-)
This morning I talked with my neighbours on either side of us. J at no.24 was blissfully unaware that anything had happened. Apparently, by the time she went to see why her dogs were barking, I’d let Sophie out, and she assumed that her dogs were barking at Sophie. There is no sign of any damage in her garden, but she is miffed that she missed all the fun. She said she'd have let them out too, if she'd known what was happening!
My other neighbour (Anne), the one the Policewoman called on because it was apparent that the lads had climbed from my garden into hers, checked her garden this morning and discovered that the lid of the bin that houses her bus shelter glass (for her mosaic art) was broken. It is on the opposite side of the fence from the TV stand on my side, so they must have landed on it when they went over the fence.
Also, she realised that a bag of cement that was by the gate that leads from her back garden into the field behind had been knocked over, so we believe that was done by the lads as they escaped into the field by climbing over her gate.
Other than the bin lid, there was no damage and no items missing from Anne’s garden.
I just want to thank you all for being so kind and supportive on my blog last night and today. It was a pretty scary experience, realising there were people in my garden, and not being able to even see them because it was so dark. Having your messages to read before I braved going to bed really helped, and writing the blog calmed me too. Funny how getting it out onto a blog can help calm you down.
Needless to say, a larger torch is on my shopping list. Rather bolting the stable door after the horse has bolted, but there you are. :- )
I probably won't be around much for the next few days while Rob and Bry are here. Wish us luck with the new (to us) laptop! :-)
Enjoy your Easter Weekend! :-) Remember that chocolate is good for you in moderation, so have a little guilt-free treat!! :-)
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
My neighbour's dogs started barking and they don't do that as a rule, and then I could hear voices - loud voices - coming from the back gardens. Thinking my neighbour might need help I opened the back door, and heard words to the effect of "Sh**! The door's opening!"
Instant panic for me, because it was pitch dark out there and I couldn't see a thing! So, I told Sophie "Go Fetch!" and she obligingly ran out into the garden while I raced for the telephone to dial 999!
You should have heard her barking as she chased whoever it was down the garden!
Meanwhile I'm being asked whether I want fire, police or ambulance, and I'm telling the lady on the phone what is going on while holding my torch, which is dying on me, trying to see where the people (sounded like teenage boys) were.
By the time the police got here the boys were gone, but when we went down the garden using the Policewoman's massive torch, it was clear where they had gone. They had used an old TV stand to climb over into my other neighbour's garden, breaking it in the process. So the policewoman went next door to check Anne's garden out too.
I had thought they had come over from the field behind the house, but it looks like what they actually did was work their way through at least four back gardens, presumably looking for stuff to pinch!
The police surrounded the area and were stopping everyone and asking questions. I don't suppose they will find the kids now, but I'm glad they came out to look.
11 years I've lived here, and the only intruders I've dealt with till now were...
A small dog that squeezed through a hole in the fence and couldn't find it's way out, and a naked toddler with a Houdini complex that climbed over the fence from next door when his Mum wasn't looking!
I don't know how I'm going to sleep tonight. *sigh*
Hope your evening is less eventful!
Monday, April 02, 2012
Ooooh, I am delighted! Bry emailed today to let us know that both she and Rob would be up here for the Easter weekend.
But, much as it will be lovely to see them both, the timing is off, and it really isn't the best time for us, what with my foot still recovering, so long walks out of the question, plus TOM due for both of us any day that will definitely throw a couple of spanners in the works.
There is an overwhelming reason or two why picking a different weekend won't work.
The first is that Rob's work schedule won't have another long weekend to play with for quite a while - or at least not that he can travel up here for.
And we are going to need him up here...
They are bringing with them...
Yay! It is Bry's old Mac laptop, and they are giving it to Tara so that we can each have our own computer again. :-)
We aren't used to using Macs, so we are going to need Rob's expertise to teach us the ropes through the weekend. :-)
If it all goes well, by this time next week I'll have my baby all to myself again. That means I'll be able to Spark more, study more, Jigidi more, and exercise and stuff whenever I want to!
Always assuming that nothing goes wrong, which is why I'm not sure quite when to start jumping up and down and doing a happy dance! LOL
It is going to be a tricky week ahead...
keeping my fingers crossed...
while trying to spring clean! *grin*
Have a Manic (in a good way) Monday!
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