The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #143053   Message #3308642
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
14-Feb-12 - 07:39 PM
Thread Name: Feb 2012 - Exercise by Leaping Over Clutter
Subject: RE: Feb 2012 - Exercise by Leaping Over Clutter
I just mowed the front yard. Grass was very tall and weedy, and last week someone tried to break in next door. It was in 2005 this time of year (on Feb. 18) when my house was broken into. Tall grass showed footsteps of burglars who pulled into the drive, walked to the front to ring the bell, then kicked in the side door. There were two or three times over the years when I was working at home and in the middle of the day a youngish man rang the bell and asked if I wanted my lawn mowed. Chances are each of those could have resulted in a burglary if I hadn't been home.

I have attractive security doors, bars on the windows (also decorative, but meant for security - they were here when I moved in and are throughout the neighborhood.) And there are the dogs. They bark. They won't attack anyone, but they bark.

Time to take said dogs for a walk. It warmed up today but is supposed to rain again overnight. I hope it is warming up for those of you elsewhere who are out having to drive long distances to keep a whole bunch of health and maintenance balls in the air.


P.S. It was 10 years ago today that I signed the papers to buy this house. How time flies!