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|Just in case anyone is confused by the contest on the Hub, the official WDC contest for December is: |
I'm one of the judges for this contest and I live in the southern hemisphere so I'm currently all about hot hot hot (okay, not entirely true. Big storm been blowing the last few days to make it feel un-summer like!).
Looking forward to reading (and reviewing!) stories inspired by the very awesome snowy street!
|As a follow up to "Note: So, here's what I'm than..." , only 7 of my 28 windows are now lockless. These will eventually be done but they are very public and high so it would have to be a bold (stupid) person to try to break in that way. |
Today..... we were out shopping (retail therapy!) and we witnessed a car crash/accident, whereby someone hit and car and then just drove off! We were too far away to see the plate (and he was moving fast thereafter) but a lady coming towards us got the number and gave it to us. We checked around the small shopping centre but no one owned the damaged car. We left a note but I'm not sure that person will contact the police/insurance given their rego was two months out of date!!!
And not only that today but the little kitten that had been hanging around my house but which I hadn't seen for two weeks was pregnant after all; and today HUHA (like SPCA) came to capture the babies and her. They managed to get the babies (sooooooo cute) but she was too freaked to come close. So now the babies are in a box under my house and we're hoping she'll come to them there, and HUHA will come back with a trap to hopefully get all three. She is only about 11 months old herself, poor wee thing. However... both she and her babies look in pretty good condition so that's at least positive.
|So, here's what I'm thankful for today: |
1. that the loser who broke into my house this morning chose the week that I've got a friend staying (and therefore the house wasn't empty even though the car wasn't in the drive)
2. that my friend woke up and scared the bejesus out of him and he bolted
3. that she wasn't hurt
4. that my cat wasn't hurt
5. that I wasn't stuck on the train on the way to work, so could return home very quickly
6. that the police came quickly and stayed for at least two hours talking and checking, and a forensics guy came later to do the same (the home invader wore gloves and used a flat-edge screwdriver)
7. that I really have nothing of 'thief-value' to steal
It happened about 10 minutes or so after I left the house, and if my friend hadn't been with me I wouldn't have known about it for another 12 hours and I just can't stop myself thinking 'what if?' Even if I don't have valuable electronics etc, just the thought that someone was in my house just makes my skin crawl. And makes me very very very angry. 12 years in this house and this is the first time something like this has happened.
Needless to say, the windows that are never opened and are generally jammed shut are now also shut with bolts.
|Hmm, what's the official contest for November? The Hub still goes to What a Character for October.|
|Watching The Princess Bride. |
To anyone who says it's not the best move ever..... INCONCEIVABLE
(PS: The book's good too.)
|Still time to buy a bone: |
Help us get to 100 bone rolls.
|Breaking news...... |
October isn't all about horror!!!
Mind you.... prompts 1 and 2 of the LGBT could lend themselves to horror. I mean... 'big secret'...
Normal transmission resuming.....
Officially open now, so you won't end up in the dungeon for buying bones (unless you do it wrong!!!)