Saturday, November 15, 2008
I would like to get inside the mind of the people who could do something like this. Why did they pick us? Have they been watching the house, imagining the goodies inside? Did they know we don't live there any more? Were we "easy pickings", or did they happen upon us? Whoever they were, they don't have shit for brains. Pardon my French, as they say, but I'm so angry I can't seem to find the appropriate words. It's hard for me to understand evil.
We went out to the country house this weekend so I could start doing some cleaning and prepping for the Thanksgiving holiday. We're having 15 people for dinner. We arrived very late Friday evening (went to the ballet that evening, but that is a story for a happier post.) Had a good sleep and headed out to the lake to pull the sailboat out for winter. (Again, another story for a funny post.) Got back to the house and started changing sheets, doing laundry, vacuuming up bugs and in general making things spiffy for the holidays.
Both hubby and I noticed that the house was chilly. Didn't think much of it, it's getting cold, and we keep the heat turned down low since we only come out on weekends. The hubby headed downstairs to do some chores and low and behold he discovered that one of the windows in the family room had been smashed. We looked closer and evidently these dingbats had used a rake and tried to break in through one of the windows. They smashed the outer pane to pieces and there was a hole about the size of basketball in the second pane along with lots of cracks.
They didn't get in, didn't take anything. These evil, brainless trolls gave up. Trolls like this have none of the qualities of good people, like persistence and a can do attitude. They started their dastardly deed and then gave up and ran away with their stinky little troll tails between their legs, scared off maybe by my almost 80 year old mother or Rusty, their trusty lab who loves everyone and only wants to play. Cowards.
So, we were left to clean up their little troll mess. It will cost us about $750 to replace the window. I'm not sure how long it will take to regain my sense of security.
My dad took it personally. They live at the bottom of our hill and he watches and takes care of our house. He saw a car drive down the hill Friday afternoon. He even saw the car's tracks in the yard behind the house. He assumed it was one of my son's band members picking up equipment. He didn't give it another thought. He is planning on digging holes, putting in posts and chaining our driveway. I can't be there to help. I hate that these trolls have made more work for my dad and added stress to his life.
We're back at the townhome in the city. My dad just called. He's parked his car at the bottom of our driveway to protect the house. Take that trolls!