Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Almost Home Invaded

Yesterday I was sitting my office when I heard my husband scream "Get the F**K out of here!!"

I thought, "nice language in front of the kids." I figured one of the dogs was after his lunch or something.

I got up, walked through the house and found my husband coming from the back yard with a golf club in his hands.

Turns out while he was getting some lunch he looked up and saw a man walking up the deck stairs. He grabbed a golf club and went after him.

Of course the dogs (all THREE of them) didn't hear anything.

I have to say it shook me up a bit. It's the middle of the day, there were three cars in the drive and in front of the house. Still he was just walking in.

If J hadn't been home and in the kitchen the guy would have been in the living room before I would have known he was here. And what would I have done?

We are on permanent lockdown now. All the doors and windows locked.

It scared me. We're really lucky. Instead of being a major tragedy it was a close call. A reminder that I need to be careful all the time.


20 comments:

furiousBall said...

Wow. Glad you and the family are ok. Sheesh!

Jennifer said...

My heart is still pounding about this. I'm so glad J was home. Think you need your own golf club//baseball bat/other weapon of choice under your desk.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

How scary.

I once walked into the house from the garage and an intruder left through the back slider at the same time. I would have thought I was just going crazy, but a lampshade was ripped.

Lockdown is right.

Mrs. Chili said...

Yikes! I'm just astounded by this; it is so far out of my range of thinking that I almost can't comprehend it.

I'm SO glad everyone is safe. Now I'm going to rethink our very lackadaisical policy of rarely locking our doors...

emoducky said...

And my family thinks I'm crazy when I lock the door in the middle of the day.

Magpie said...

Maybe I should rethink the fact that we almost never lock our doors...yikes.

yogurt said...

Did he look sinister? Or lost? Criminal or Altzheimery? I don't know your husband but I assume he wouldn't be chasing away a 68 year old dementia patient, right?

Karen said...

This has happened to me--long ago, I was at my boyfriend's (now husband) ground floor, two-room apartment (in a Victorian house). We were in the bedroom, on the bed talking, middle of the afternoon, when in strolls a man. He grabbed the stereo and then ran back out. It wasn't really the theft that got us (though we weren't pleased), it was the fact that the man robbed us of our peace for quite some time. It takes a while to come back down from that kind of experience--to stop distrusting all situations and all people.

I am so sorry this happened--but the trust will come back.

52 Faces said...

oh my god! I'm really glad it ended well.

I really want to know where all the home invasions take place that your commenters are mentioning - whether they're in a specific geography (suburbs, place in the U.S., etc.) I'm so freaked!

bernthis said...

I hate that we have to lock our doors and our windows. I swear it was different when I was growing up and I miss that. Glad you are ok. Very scary

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Holy crap that would freak me out! I bet you forgave him the language when you found out why!
Did you find out what this guy was up to?
Did you explain to the dogs that their JOB in return for the room & board is to BARK when people approach your door?

Suzanne said...

OMG, I am so glad your husband was home. It just reminds me how much I take for granted our safety at home, when in fact we need to be more vigilent. Glad you're safe.

kellly said...

That is terrifying, especially thinking about how he could have been in the house with you not knowing. It pains me that the world is not safe. I'm glad you are okay.

Cha Cha said...

Holy crap! I'm so glad everyone is OK, although I know that unease lingers for a long time.

I do approve of the golf club / "get the fuck out" approach. Trust me - I don't think that guy is in any hurry to come back to your house.

Rebecca said...

Wow, that's so crazy and scary! I'm so glad your husband was home. It's mind boggling that someone would do that in the middle of the day with cars in the driveway.

I'm glad you're safe.

texasholly said...

HOLY CRAP. I am so glad all is well. That would seriously freak me out. Very good use of the f word.

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

That's so creepy! Did he look like he wanted to scope the place out? Or was it a weirdo?

So glad you are all safe!

Amy in Atlanta said...

Glad you are safe! As a single woman for years and now a single mom I have become "Lockdown Lola." Whether away from home or at home we keep the doors locked, the alarm on, and the blinds closed. Two months ago a man tried to stroll into our neighbor's house in the middle of the day just like this guy did to your house....during the 20 minute time window my neighbor spends at car pool picking up her kids. The alarm system with the LOUD outdoor siren sent him running.

sari said...

I'm glad nothing happened. People are getting much more brazen with their stealing and breaking in lately.

Woman with a Hatchet said...

That's scary as hell.

When I was a kid, another kid in the neighborhood just casually walked through our house and stole stuff. Of course, we were never able to get any of it back or prove it was him, but we knew from the way he smirked at us from that point on. Then we locked our doors.

Now, as a grown up, I've had stuff stolen from my front porch and it PISSES ME OFF. I cannot imagine how I'd respond if someone tried to walk into my house with me and the kids at home. I'm pretty sure the psychotic screaming and item throwing would begin right after the shock wore off. And if ERIC was home...I've no idea what would have happened.

I'm glad you and your family are alright.