Tuesday, February 23rd 2010
The Snow Mystery, Part 2

Part 1 can be found here.

Okay. Well. I sorta was 95% sure that there was a real good explanation for the big footprints in the snow. Like, maybe one of the kids put on really big boots and ran around out there this morning when I wasn’t looking. Those kids. They’ve done stranger things.

Or.

I don’t know. One time I was walking around the neighborhood and some dogs got out and I put them back in their yard. I knew where they lived. So I was in a backyard unauthorized once, just doing the good deed of returning a couple of yappy dogs. Okay, fine, I did it so they wouldn’t come yap near our house.  But you get where I’m headed with this.

Except.

I asked all the boys separately if they had gone outside and made footprints larger than mine. They believably claimed innocence.

So I went back outside and looked around some more, before they totally melted away.

I discovered a few more facts:

1. the footprints appear outside the fence.

2. and REAPPEAR inside the fence, indicating someone jumped over. A big fence. Right on over it.

3. the person walked around, coming to the windows.

4. this?  these RIGHT HERE?  These are the footprints that instantly changed my mind about why it’s perfectly okay to have a gun. These were right outside the window of one of my kid’s rooms.

5. I’m a big believer in the 2nd amendment today.   BIG. I might join the NRA tomorrow.  Or buy Nerf guns. Or something.

6. The Dummy With The Big Feet picked a really bad time to do this trespassing business. Any other day and I never would have known. We don’t have snow that often at all here.

7. Finishing this little update seemed like a good idea. But now it’s 11 pm and I have freaked myself out all over again.

This was not a good idea.

~hm

3 Comments on “The Snow Mystery, Part 2”

1
Elaina
February 24th, 2010
12:47 pm

That is scary! I know what you mean about that 2nd Amendment thing. That’s how I felt the other day here. I’m house sitting. It’s a big house. Too much for one person. And I got a little freaked out by some noises I heard. Ick.

The person is obviously pretty dumb to do that in the snow…

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CMerie
February 24th, 2010
8:44 pm

Wow! Scary. I’ll keep you in my prayers. That’s one of my biggest fears is having an intruder. I’m a big believer in the second amendment too. More people would leave other people alone if they knew there were possibly guns in the house.

3
mandy
February 26th, 2010
6:30 pm

Kelsey,

Maybe, just maybe, it was the meter reader. I just found out we have one of those! I thought everything was digital and remote, well apparently we are still with an archaic power company cause they send people to our house! Unannounced. They just come. And they leave footprints.

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