|It's all about the turkeys|
The boss doesn't sleep much.....or at least not at one time.
Thus last night at midnight he was struggling with his TV....set top box is old and worn out and he really should get it replaced....and wide awake in the living room.
It was Friday, and sometimes Fridays mean Alan coming home, although he is actually working through this weekend down in DC.
But still....we never really know....
Thus when he saw headlights coming up the driveway, at first he was happy rather than alarmed.
But then the beams from flashlights started sweeping across the living room ceiling and he knew something was wrong.
He went to the back door to discover complete strangers wandering around the yard with flashlights.....merrily snooping at will.....
He was not happy. We are quite some ways from the road, up a twisting, rough old driveway. We have signs at the bottom to repel uninvited boarders, of which we get more than our share. It is not an inviting place for midnight perambulation...yet there they were, right by our car and the kids' trucks.
Supposedly they were looking for dogs missing from down in town. Brindle dogs, so I am thinking pit bulls....
So they just trundled right up the driveway, past the two, yes two, sets of posted signs to start searching the yard.
They were treated to a taste of the boss mad, an event which, once experienced, is not something you want to repeat.
Myself, I would have called the police on them, dogs or no dogs. In fact I have the non emergency number for the sheriff memorized in case I need it. However, I never even woke up.
Maybe they were just trying to give that guinea hen from yesterday a run for her money in the fastest hamster wheel competition and really were looking for dogs. Maybe they had something else in mind.....whatever..... long before this I had taken to re-locking the doors when I get up before the rest of the world and after I walk our dog. And nagging about bringing in keys, and locking up cars, and putting tools away.
If there were dogs I hope they find them. If there were no dogs I am glad the boss was awake and vigilant. And either way I hope they never come back.
And btw, the guinea hen turned herself in to the poultry authorities early yesterday morning, and put herself right back in the coop. She is now safely down in the barn with the rest of the flock.