A couple posts ago I talked about my comfort spots and right now I'm not in one of those. Yesterday, my husband an I decided to wash our truck out front. I took our wiener dog outdoors with us to basque in the sun while we slaved away washing big black beast. I was conscious to shut the back door when I went out, because the bird was on top of her cage and didn't want a neighborhood cat to wander in while we weren't in the house.
Anyways, we had the front door open with screen shut and we were out there about 30 minutes.
All of a sudden a neighborhood kid who we adore comes walking out from our side gate that comes from our backyard says, "you guys I just saw someone jumping over your wall from the alley and he was doing something with the bushes that didn't look right." He asked the kid what he was doing and he said" trying to find a ball my brother kicked over the fence". Neighborhood kid felt it was a BS and didn't recognize the kid from around here. So we figured that he was probably trying to steal our bikes we had on the patio. So hubby jumps on his bike for a quick look around the area, with no sighting.
Things settle for a while, hubby finishes putting away buckets and towels and I cook dinner. We eat dinner and then I get ready to go to my night class. Just starting to go out the front door and go to pick up my purse from the coffee table and notice that my purse is lighter than normal. My first thought was, oh it must have dropped out in the car when I got home earlier. 2 seconds after that thought hubby and I looked at each other and said," oh my god, that kid". Hubby ran back to the alley and looked in the bushes and there was one of my little business card holders still full of the usual business cards, grocery store cards and misc. stuff. Wallet with cowboy pinup girl on it (credit cards & drivers license).......GONE!!
We called the police they took down ours and neighbor boys info. and fingerprinted our back door. (CSI .... kinda cool.) I cancelled credit cards, reported driver's license stolen. I only had a buck or two in cash and some change. They all looked the alley up and down with nothing to be found.
It's so freaky to know someone was in your house who didn't belong. It's not just freaky, but scary. We both feel somewhat violated. I don't want to have to lock things up when I'm around my own house, or feel like I have to watch over my shoulder all the time. I'm going to have to find a happy medium, so I don't drive myself crazy.
Wow!! Your not going to believe this. My doorbell just rung and one of my neighbors on the next street over just handed me my wallet. They found it in their backyard under their orange tree which is off the same alley we are on. The credit cards and driver's license were still in it. The buck and change were the only thing missing. He risked a breaking and entering charge for $3.00 at the most. What the fuck!!