Tuesday, August 25, 2009
A brawny cop came over and assessed the damage in the fence and asked a bunch of questions. I mentioned how someone came into the yard two weeks ago and ran away when the contractor saw him. When I called the police about the stranger that day, they told me they couldn't do anything about it and discouraged me from making a report.
We talked about the lawnmower, what it looked like and how much it was worth. He filled out a card with our report number and left. He was as nice as could be and perfectly pleasant and respectful. I didn't feel like he thought we were wasting his time or over-reacting. After he left, I looked down on the card and on it was written " THeFt two/ DEstruCTion of PRoperTy". Crap.
Since we need to fix the fence fast we both took the day off and got to work. We rented a corded drill and got down to business. Three trips to Home Depot and about 10 hours later we were finished.
As we worked we joked every siren heard was headed to get our "perp". I doubt our mower will ever be recovered, and it doesn't really matter. I actually feel bad for someone who would have to break a fence and steal something. Dan said, "They'll probably die of Gonorrhea", though I don't think that's possible and I have no idea who it relates to theft, it was pretty funny.
It's not the theft that bothers me, but rather the idea of someone sneaking around as we slept. Did they come onto the deck and peer into the windows? Did they try to open the iron gate covering our back door? Have then been waiting to do this? It's really disturbing.
As I went to bed, I heard Dan locking up the downstairs. I heard the crack from the iron gate shutting, the thwap of the screen door and the snap of the glass door close. Crack, thwap, snap. Then, I heard him double-check all the dead-bolts and locks.
Safe and sound.
Monday, August 24, 2009
"Hey, someone broke our fence."
"Yeah, someone broke some pieces out of the fence."
"You mean someone broke into our yard?! Did we get robbed?"
I ran down the steps and fumbled with my keys to get the back door open. The grill was still there. Phew. The patio set, tomato plants, and bikes all were in their place.
The lawnmower was gone.
The storage closets were pried open, but since they were locked, they didn't get in.
About a week or two ago, my contractor told me someone walked into our yard and when they made eye contact, he ran away. That same day I headed to the hardware store and got locks for everything. Except the lawnmower. I just didn't think about it.
Thankfully, we mowed the lawn yesterday.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
For the holidays last year, my boss gave all of us an Envirosax bag and a book on how to green your home. That bag, is one of my favorite gifts. Prior to getting the bag (and buying more to build a collection) I used some larger canvas tote bags that were just a little too bulky. Now, I can fit 10 of the Envirosaxs in my bag for a big grocery trip. They roll up into a small bundle, which is convenient to keep in your purse so you're never caught at CVS without your re-usable bag. Lunches, books, groceries, or purchases from tar-jeh all work in the bags. Oh, and not to mention the bags have been shown on Weeds:
And, Jen & Ben (Part Deux):
Not only are the bags the best, but so are the folks at Envirosax! With the new "bag tax" coming up, and my love for their bags, the great people at Envirosax have offered FOUR bags to my lucky readers!!
Sign up by leaving a comment on this post by Friday August 21st at 5pm telling me what your favorite Envirosax bag is!
I'll choose four winners using random.org and announce it on Monday! Don't forget to check back here to see if you've won!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Well, there was a reason no work was done. We were on vacation. In Martha's Vineyard. Without the Obamas . . . thankfully. But, the town was already buzzing. I'm just glad we missed all the motorcade/security nonsense. The kitchen was suppose to be done before that, which caused a little frustration. But, I'm sure the picture above makes you have no pity for us. You shouldn't. We had a great time.
Now, it's back to business.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
After the 15% off it's $152.99 with free shipping.
Then, I found this one on Overstock:
It's $114.99, with $2.95 shipping. So, $117.94.
I'm pretty sure it's the exact same cabinet. For a lot less. I'm sure you can figure out which one I got!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
And the winners are . . . ..drum roll please . . . .:
Congrats to all the winners!! I know you'll love the candle!
If you are on the list above, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you didn't win. Don't pout, I'll treat you to eye candy of my (hopefully completed) kitchen tomorrow!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
While I couldn't get a straight answer, it seems the contractors are on vacation, or on another job, or out of town, something like that. So, hopefully they will return later this week! There is probably two days left of work. One full day and another few hours.
In the meantime, don't forget to sign up for the candle giveaway on yesterday's post!
The other found it's place in the kitchen:
How do you win? Go check out their candle line here and post a comment on this post telling me which scent appeals to you most! You have until Wednesday August 5th at Midnight to post. I'll choose the winner at random and announce the winners on Thursday August 6th!
**Giveaway Contest now closed**