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now I have *2* in a 2 week period. :sigh:

OK. You know about the pool. You know about my mailbox last week. What you don't know about is my front gate. Last night, it was pristine - SG needed to hook up the automatic opener, but that's a minor thing. We had it latched closed (with a bungee cord - yeah, we're High Class here!), and every thing was hunky-dory.

At 11-ish last night, the dogs went bonkers. We didn't get up to check - they go bonkers over stupid stuff - and that was a mistake. See, someone deliberately drove THRU our gate - the gate is toast. Amazingly, the bungee is FINE - this wasn't someone "missing" the turn; this was someone wanting to get back at us for some reason.

We filed a report, and I'll be calling it in to the Insurance as soon as SG calls me with the report number. The officer agreed that it wasn't an accident, and he went down the street to see if he could find the vehicle that did it. :sigh:

7 years in this house, with no problems. Now? I've got morons taking out my mailbox AND my gate....for no reason.

In other news, the placemats are done, quilted, and ready for the binding. I think I'm turning into Holly Homemaker here - yesterday I washed ALL our table linens. Today I'll be ironing them...I don't know WHAT'S going on. I am SO not house-proud....this is odd. VERY odd. :looks about:

Gotta go wrangle some kids into the school area.......what a way to start the day! :sigh:
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From:Ali Snowdale
Date:August 10th, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
I didn't hear about the mailbox. And gate? Are you sure they weren't drunk? Can you see the tire tread pattern? When my husband's truck was stolen - we followed the tire pattern all over the hills.

Maybe someone is mad at your honey? Or your dogs?

people suck. end of story.
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Date:August 10th, 2011 02:47 pm (UTC)
Mailbox - last Sunday AM (VERY early) someone took out our mailbox. It was the 2nd time in 1 month; the..4th? time since we've kept count (when I first moved in, the box got hit ALL the time; I moved it down the road a bit, and it'd been hit 3 or 4 times in 7 years. Until this year, when it's been hit 2x. This time, the idjot left his license plate, so -being me - I called it in. (Normally, we don't report it - why bother?)

The idjot must have realized he left proof, because he came riding up on a bike. We were out waiting on the sheriff, and talking to our next-door neighbor. I - again, being me - remarked "Hey, missing something?"...and he took off like a shot rabbit.

He came back when he saw the sheriff's car in our driveway, confessed, and agreed to fix the mailbox - which he did. We thought it was done.......but apparently not. (We didn't press charges or anything - all we wanted was to make sure people would quit hitting our mailbox!. The license plate was just gravy - I was going to call it in anyway.)

No tracks we can see - we're on a gravel road. The road curves 90* right before my driveway; up to now I've told people "If you stay straight, you'll run into our gate!"...but that's not quite true. The sheriff pointed out that the curve actually begins about 20' before you get to our drive, so you'd have to AIM to actually hit the gate. :Sigh:

It sucks - we now have no gate, and I don't like it.
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