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Offline Cheryl

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Wednesday, May 9
« on: May 09, 2018, 07:10:45 AM »
Good morning!

It's been a few days since I have checked in, so I wanted to post before I go out to work in the garden.

We had a bit of excitement here around 10 o'clock last night.  Our dogs were barking, which is not unusual because there is a fat possum that walks around our yard just about every night.  I didn't think too much of it until their barks changed to more serious sounding ones.  I turned on the porch light but didn't see the possum.  I noticed one of our cats in the porch swing and I could tell she was looking at something.  I opened the front door and said, "What are you looking at?"   (Yes, I talk to my cats.  :) )  About that time I heard a man say something.  I slammed the storm door and yelled at him to get off our property.  I got a glimpse of him then.  He was standing in my front yard hiding behind a tree, just outside the range of my porch light.  I have no idea how long he had been there, what he might've been able to see of us through the windows.  Our kitchen light was on, so we were visible to anyone outside.  I was shaken at first, then I got mad.  Tony called the sheriff, but we live in a very rural area.  By the time the deputy arrived, this person was long gone.

That was enough excitement to last me for a long time.  I hate the thought of what might have happened if Emily had gone out to see what the dogs were barking at.  Our house is set back from the road and we don't have lights outside other than the porch light.  I think now we will be adding some high powered motion activated spot lights.

Well, that's about it for me.  I need to go work in the garden before it gets too hot.  I cut grass yesterday with a push mower for close to 2 hours, so I definitely got some exercise. 

Have a great day!
Cheryl in Alabama
Wife to Tony
Mother to Lana & Emily
Nana to Logan & Madilyn

Offline greyhoundgirl

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Re: Wednesday, May 9
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 11:42:57 AM »
That's scary, Cheryl! Do you think he came in on foot? Good thing you have dogs!

Offline Cheryl

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Re: Wednesday, May 9
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2018, 01:15:39 PM »
He had to have walked here, but we have no idea where he hid.  Tony jumped in the truck and drove down the road but saw no sign of him. 

I've talked to one of my neighbors and she told me they thought they heard someone last week.  I am trying to be extra careful when I go out.
Cheryl in Alabama
Wife to Tony
Mother to Lana & Emily
Nana to Logan & Madilyn