|Things That Go Bump In The Night...
September 5 - The hardwood floor is finally installed. It took a week longer than they said. No surprise. Everything seems to take longer than expected. On the 6th they sanded it, and on the 7th they applied the stain to the hardwood.
Glenn and Dorothy decided to stay overnight on the back deck due to concerns about vandalism. At this point we don’t have any hardware on the sliders and no way to lock the house up. We’d rather not have anyone ruin the floor. So we put the mattress out on the far north west end and settled down for the night. The lights were incredible.
|At midnight, Glenn was woken
up by sounds of whispering. He picked up the flashlight in one hand
and his gun (yes he was prepared) in the other hand. He could see two
guys on the deck at the other end. He then said “You have 5 seconds
to get your asses off this porch” and then turned the flashlight on them.
He was concerned that they might see Dorothy. Dorothy woke up at the
sound of Glenn’s voice and looked over to the east side of the deck and saw
that there were two twenty-something guys on the deck and a girl on the ground
behind them (You had to climb a ladder to get up to the deck). We also
think there might have been another girl. Guy number one says “I didn’t
know there was anybody here” (Duh!) and then “I’m one of your neighbors.
I was just going to shoot some photos.” Glenn didn’t say anything,
and Dorothy was still trying to take this all in. The guys got off
the deck and took off running. Glenn got up and went over and watched
them running as fast as they can. He watched them get in their car
(which was on the road and not in the driveway - where his car was) and watched
them all the way down Rose Canyon. They were bookin’ all they way.
Afterwards we lay there and talked about it. Finally we started laughing
over it. We think they were just out for a little fun, and weren’t
our vandals. Nevertheless, it was really a little on the weird side...