We live out a ways and until the past few years never locked our doors.
Even at night, there were to many kids coming and going. Some ours and some that needed a safe place to go. Since the new subdivisions have gone in down the road the doors are locked at night. We’ve not had a problem but, were not naive either.
This past summer there have been numerous break-ins in the new neighborhoods about a mile away. We even started locking the vehicles rather than leaving the keys in the car and, locking the house when we leave in the day.
Well, recently I’ve come home after running my twice weekly errands and found the door open about 6 inches. I kinda froze for a moment but though maybe I hadn’t closed the door all the way. Everything in the house was fine so I gave myself a good talking to about safety.
A few mornings later something woke me. Still not sure what but, it brought me wide awake & fully alert. I’d been up pretty late the night before so it was about 8 am. I came down the hall and saw the side door open, thinking Mr. Fix-It was outside & maybe the screen had slammed……then realized it was Monday…he was long gone. Again everything in the house was fine but it creeped me out.
Later that afternoon as I went out to the garden I noticed my Santa Fe had been keyed down the drivers side & the mail box (way down the drive way) was smashed.
It has happened 3-4 times in the past month…coming home and the door is open. Nothing is out of place that I notice or missing… but it just doesn’t “feel” right.
I really thought I was loosing it, not locking up when I KNEW I had. I’ve not been sleeping well at all, hearing every little creak and moan a house makes at night. Jumping at normal noises in the day…and then
Last night, Larry checked the windows, lights and doors, made sure everything was locked up tight and we went to bed………
He got up this morning at the usual 5 am &…the side door was o.p.e.n. and the porch light was on.
I KNOW that door was locked.
HE knows the door was locked.
I’m not going crazy!
O happy day!
(Well, let’s not define crazy ok?)
We have 3 keys out, all to family….they work during the day and after talking to them none have been in the house. (Not that we would care other than to lock the door when you go)
Some how, someone is able to get in here….nothing is ever bothered or missing which is even weirder…..creepier
Tomorrow, new locks are going on the house!
Better yet it’s nice to know I’m not loosing my mind.