Monday, May 28, 2007

Welcome to the neighbourhood!

Move from our previous area, to a supposedly safer area, and have two instances of Not Nice on the very day we complete the major move.

After going out for a bite to eat, we dropped our friend off back at our old house so he could get his car to go home, then we picked up some more of the leftover miscellany to bring back here. Got home to discover someone had tried to break in through the kitchen window. (bottom and top of flyscreen frames had been prised up, but they hadn't been able to get in.) Reported that to the manager. We were unsettled for a bit, but eventually went off to bed.

Some time between 4 and 4:30 this morning I was woken by the sound of POP. POP.POP.POP. on our street. And then for good measure, another pop or two. I said to Alaskaboy, "I hope those were firecrackers." But he assured me they weren't. Espcially with the rythym of the pops and then a voice yelling out, "Here comes your buddy, RUN!" followed by the thud of footsteps, a slamming of a car door(or two, can't quite remember now) and then a car speeding off into the night.
We're hoping it was a very rare occurrence!
P.S. Sad or good thing, I can't determine yet; my writerly brain filed it all
away for future reference. "So THAT's what it sounds like?"

6 Nibbles:

Wanna_B_slim said...

Oh dear.... I had simlar expirience many many years ago when I had bought my first home with my ex husband... the first night sleeping there we had cars doing donuts right out the front of our house.. (on a T-section) We had only rented for 18 months in the street that joined the one where we had bought and never had a problem... so I was laying there thinking...what the hell have we done... this is bought we cant just up and move now!!!
It rarely happened after that... cant say it was perfect..but ok...
Hope yours is a one off incident... take care and stay safe

Joc said...

Glad to hear you got safely moved in, just hope that was a one off type of situation with the pops in the street.

Marshmallow said...

Sweet Zombie Hitler! I will CERTAINLY be hoping along with you that it was a one off O_O

Congratulations that you're all moved in, finally!

Kada said...

Yup, staying as safe as we can. According to the manager here, what happened was not ordinary at all. Very pleased to hear that!

Donuts suck too, the stench of the rubber lingers for ages afterwards.

Kada said...

Thanks, Joc. W're play tiptoe through the boxes at the moment, but it's good to be finally done with the move.

Kada said...

{grin} Haven't heard that one before! Can just imagine it in the cute enzed accent too.