Monday, October 5, 2009

Driveway, Car, Pistol, Relief


Last Friday night I played with my friend, Sara, at Jackson's Java across from UNCC.  It was a lot of fun.  Josh was really wanting to be there so we figured, since it wasn't going to be too late of a night we'd bring the kids.  It was like a family reunion seeing so many old friends.  It was nice to be able to hang out with everyone altogether one last time before we move.

We got home it was around 11:00 or so.  The kids were beyond tired (not so much cranky and whiny but talking crazy and saying really funny things) and Micaiah was WAY over stimulated!  Plus it was past time for him to eat.

Anyway, we pulled up to our driveway and there was a car parked at the end of our driveway.  We couldn't get around it from either direction to park our car and go inside.  We weren't quite sure what to think or do.  It wasn't like the other driveways in our cul-de-sac were full.  Most of them were empty or only had 1 car in them.  Also, the car had a "Terrific Kid" bumper sticker and there is only 1 neighbor with school-aged kids.

I got out and checked out the empty car.  Locked with an alarm set.  I tried to set off the alarm thinking that maybe the owner would come to its rescue but nothing happened.  Josh honked a few times...nothing.  

We'd heard of teenagers getting into vacant houses and since ours is on the market with a sign in the yard and both our cars were gone we thought maybe someone was inside.  Josh went over to one of our neighbor buddies houses and got him to go inside with him "just in case" someone was in there.  Our friend grabbed his pistol and they went inside.

The kids began rattling off a million questions and commentating every move they saw inside by their daddy.  The kids just wanted to make sure that the guys checked EVERY room of the house to make sure it was safe.

The house was clear but still no sign of the owner of the vehicle.  Josh decided to ask our next door neighbor thinking there was no way it was hers or her friends because her driveway was practically empty.  She finally came to the door and it WAS her friend's.  They thought we were gone for the weekend (why in the world would someone ever think that, HA!  Just kidding, they probably wonder what the matter is when we stay at home for more than 3 consecutive days in a row!) and they had a full driveway when this car arrived so they were just borrowing our driveway.

Shew...glad that is how this story ended.  I was beginning to run all sorts of scenarios of escape through my head=)
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