Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Things that go Bump in the Night

What happened at your house at 3:30 this morning? Was everyone in the family sleeping peacefully? Not at mine, apparently. We had the grandkids for a sleepover last night, and while the 3 year-old and I were doing our part with the sleeping portion of our adventure, Auntie Val was up, praying that the 1 year-old would go back to sleep and taking the dog outside to potty. When she stepped out into the front yard, this is what she found on our lawn.

We're not sure who the car belongs to, but we're thinking it probably belongs to the people who live across the street since the car on our lawn was pretty much lined up with the driveway across the way. Maybe our neighbor got himself pointed in the right direction, but put the car in reverse instead of drive. Who knows? 

I'm not saying that this empty, still-running car with its lights on was abandoned in the wee hours of the morning by a neighbor who'd had too much to drink. Not at all. In fact, our house seems to be the neighborhood's random parking lot. Just a few weeks ago, we came home to find a stray van parked in the middle of our driveway. And I mean the middle. No room for us to put our car on either side of the thing. Turns out, it belonged to another neighbor who lives across the street and down a house or two. We don't know why this is. We've only lived here a couple of months, and we're still feeling our way around the neighborhood culture and customs.

But this makes me wonder about the rest of you. What's the strangest thing you've ever found at your house?

_______________________________ from the blog On My Mind Today

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read your Fred Vickers series several years back and ran across your blog. Thought I'd let you know that he is still one of my fave's and was sorry to see his series end.
Now that I know you're here, I will check back often, and hope to read more on your new mystery series coming up!