Only The Shadow Knows...
Okay… so I don’t live in the best neighborhood. Yes, that’s right… I live on the wrong side of the tracks! I love my house, and the fact that I can be to work in three minutes… but there are moments when my safety is questioned.
Let’s take the other night, for example. I was jostled out of peaceful slumber by a pounding noise off in the distance. I looked at the clock… it’s 1:45 am. Because of the neighborhood I live in… I think nothing of it and try to go back to sleep. But over the next hour… I hear intermittent pounding and the neighbor’s dog starting to bark like crazy. Then at approximately 2:50am… the pounding is hitting a little too close to home. It’s right outside my bedroom window!
So being the not-so-brave sole that I am… I peek ever-so-slightly through the blinds. That’s when I see the shadow! There is a person that has either a broom handle or stick and is whacking at the electrical box on the vacant house next door. Well... I get on the phone and dial 911… within minutes it is like an episode of COPS (bad boys, bad boys) outside my window… lots of yelling and tackling going on. They catch this creep who says that he is renovating the house… at 3 AM???... and breaking out the windows on the back door??? Renovating… good answer, a-hole!
So by the time the police take care of him… come over and have a chit-chat with me… well, it’s about 4 am. I try to get a little more shut eye before I have to start the day… but to tell you the truth, I don’t sleep another wink after all the excitement.
I am seriously thinking about the whole “getting a dog” situation… or perhaps a good alarm system.
Oh, the joys of living in the "hood"!