So many things to write about before I kick off the next week. It was hard to decide but ultimately, I knew what I would have to write about. As I sorted through a few thoughts in my head, I kept thinking about the rant I was going to go on. Luckily, I waited and wrote more about the story than the emotions. And I did break the 5 minute rule again.
I’m usually pretty careful about how much I list publicly. Even on my Facebook profile where I try to restrict it to friends that I personally know, I generally don’t say things like “Sean is out of town again.” It’s just rule I learned a long time ago when it comes to privacy.
The truth is that Sean has been traveling a lot and probably will continue to do so until we sell our house and finally move. I’ve got used to it. It’s become my new norml and EVan and I kind of have our own thing going on.
Years ago, I would have been terrified when Sean was out of town. I would have tossed and turned until the wee hours of the morning with the TV blasting. Now, for some odd reason, as a mom, I don’t feel that way anymore. Maybe it’s because I know I have to be in charge. I have another person that I have to protect. So I guess I’m feeling pretty brave.
Good thing, too.
Last Thursday, I went to sleep with Evan in the bed beside me. I was exhausted after hosting a dance party (watch for review next week) and feel into a deep sleep. I was right smack in the middle of a dream when I awoke very suddenly. I heard a noise so loud, I though there was a gunshot in my backyard.
I looked over at Evan. He was still sound asleep. My dog was quiet as usual. Had I dreamt it? I made sure the alarm was still on. I got out of bed and scanned the backyard from my 2nd story bedroom window. It was light out there from the porch light. I could see the whole deck. I wonder if the gate had blown closed.
When I saw nothing, I assumed I imagined it and tried to go back to sleep. It was 5:45am. I fell back asleep by 6:15 and woke up around 8am. I took the dog out around 9am and noticed some broken pottery on the deck. I was confused. It took me a few minutes to make the connection and put it all together.
At 5:45am, someone grabbed a pottery planter from my neighbor’s backyard. They walk up onto my deck and presumably saw our iMac sitting on the kitchen desk. This person smashed the pottery against the glass door in an attempt to break the glass and come in.
The alarm would have gone off but he still might have made off. However, his ridiculous little plan failed. There was no break-in.
People asked me if I was scared or if I am scared. Maybe a little. But more than that, I’m pissed off. This is MY house. I have the right to feel safe in my own home. I have the right to sleep without worries. I have to right to privacy in my own home. And I have a responsibility to protect my son.
After spending the morning with a very nice police officer and escorting CSI to the scene of the crime, we went about our day as usual.
But the 6′ tall, thin, 19 year old black male suspect (because yes, he’s so bright he’s been seen and yet keeps attempting the same crime) should know one thing. If he comes back, I’m not playing.
Scary stuff! I would had peed myself!! You are one brave gal! 🙂
So good to hear he didn’t get in – You absolutely deserve to feel safe in your own home girlfriend. I agree, if they are smart no one would be messing with you ; )
Oh, Fadra, how terrifying – and infuriating. So glad you are safe and nothing happened other than a fright. Stupid burglar.
That must have really freaked you out.. Great on you to be so calm in such a situation.
Wow! That is scary! Good for you for being angry about it rather than frightened!
OMG!! I’m so glad he didn’t succeed! Be safe!!!
That’s so scary! I worry about this stuff lots because it’s ALWAYS me alone here with the girls. Glad he was too stupid to get in. 🙂
That is definitely something that would have given me a panic attack, afterwards of course, because in the moment, I’m sure it’s all about survival. Good to hear he didn’t succeed with his plans.
wow, that sounds scary!!!! 🙁 hopefully there are no more attempts, and hopefully he is smart enough not to mess with YOU!
Glad to hear (read) you are ok. And you are correct, you should be able to feel safe in your own house.
Oh my goodness, Fadra! That’s so scary. Protect your house however you must. ((hugs))
I’ve had someone break into my house before, and it was scary!!
I’m glad he wasn’t able to get in, and you and Evan are okay!
I agree, everyone deserves to feel safe in their home. I hate how this time of year increases crime and causes people to do incredibly stupid things. A confession, I’m always afraid when my husband isn’t home overnight.
You are so much braver than me. I would be freaking out, but that’s mostly because that’s one of my greatest fears in the dark.
I would be PO’d too, but also a bit more frightened. We had a scare here the other night, hubby out of town, live on 7 acres now, a bit scary out here sometimes. Me and the kids searched the house with our dog and found nothing. Hard to sleep though.
Glad they didn’t get in though.
How scary! I am so glad that you all are safe. I hope this criminal genius gets what he deserves.
I’m glad you and Evan are ok. I would be very angry too. I love my house, it is my safe haven from a cruel world. My thoughts are with you.
Damn! I’m sorry – how freaky. I’m glad you guys are OK and that his plan didn’t work. What an idiot. But still, sorry he startled/scared you a bit. Jerkface. I hope they catch him and soon.
Yipes, that’s scary! My hubby is sometimes out late at nights (he’s a night owl) and I used to toss and turn or wake up every hour to see if he was home yet. Now, I sleep through it, for the most part.
Oh my goodness. So glad you’re safe! Stay brave!
You raise a VERY smart point.. Not advertising when you are home alone.. I forget this from time to time and I should really recognize that more in my own life. My husband travels an awful lot.
Secondly, it is such a terrible feeling having your privacy violated. Our garage was broken into last summer and my bike was stolen.. The bike can be replaced, but such a horrible feeling to know someone was going through my personal stuff.
I’m glad you and your son did not get hurt.
I do not handle overnights alone well. I’ve been known to sleep with a giant flashlight (I’ll blind them!) and a chair under my door knob (I won’t be able to escape!) in those situations.
Glad you and everyone were fine!
How scary…hope they catch that fool! You know my situation and I actually was never scared before but now? Every bump sort of scares me! Not sure why!
Holy shit! I would have been so freaked out!! I hope they catch the guy and you guys are ok!
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