Monday, August 1, 2011

Life's surprises!

We are not hermits but can be close to it. Our house sits about 200 feet from the road surrounded by tall trees. You really can't see us from the road and we like it that way. We have three entrances to our driveway which is  tree lined so you have to come around the bend of the driveway to see the house. People walking by who haven't been here have no idea that we are here. So when strangers pull into the yard it takes us by surprise and them too. ( I can tell when people drive up and they usually get met somewhere up the driveway). Ok we like our privacy . To continue with my story: Saturday my son was outside in the yard picking up his tools. He had just finished working on  a friends car. A woman with a cat carrier(cockatoo inside) and a small dog walk up to him and asks if she could hide in our woods to hide from her ex boyfriend who was a cop.( there is about 4 acres of woods surrounding the property). Of course my son said no. He watched her leave or so we thought. He finished his clean up and didn't think anything about.
At 4 am the next morning my daughter came into our room and said she just got a text from my hubbie's phone. (see our spare room 'luxury accomidations' for guests)
The spare room.
My hubbie got up to look for his phone. No phone anywhere(he forgets it in his car all the time.) So he and Bec took the camping lantern out to his car, as my daughter hung back she heard her father yell 'What are you doing in my car!' The questionable woman was in his car sitting with her dog. Yeah that did not go over well. She plead with him not to call the police and took off thru the woods toward the road. My husband checked to make sure everything was ok with his car. He locked it and my car came in and went back to bed.
Sunday goes on and husband stays home from church to make sure the lady does not come back. Son and husband have to go outside for some reason and my son turns around and finds the lady asleep in the grass by my raspberry bushes! Police are called and when they finally get here she is still asleep. Apparently she has been on the police watch list for some time because she has a mental illness and there hadn't been enough to commit her.( not enough complaints so the police were grateful to us calling so she could get the help she needs!) Are we in the twilight zone??!! Or what?? At least all ended well.
So this morning Becki was to fly back this morning. She came out with two pieces of luggage and left with three more so she could take good Illinois corn home.
We are going on the tollroad and the car starts driving funny-flat tire and no jack! Quick call to son. He rescues us and hubbie and Bec are off to the airport-she made it with one minute literal to spare. Good thing her flight left late! Murphy's law what can I say.
Becki and Jim the Bee Whispers!
Jane's hexagon mat!
So I am closing with a few fun pictures. One of hubbie and daughter after checking our bees(yum home grown honey!) and a small sample of Jane's completed mat! So when life gives you those little speed bumps just smile and be happy you have good family and friends to be there for you-and of course tatting! :)


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

That would be very unsettling! We've had some strange people stop by our house, but never sleeping in the raspberry patch. Of course, we don't have a raspberry patch. : )

Anonymous said...

What In The World???!!!!

Talk about adventure!

I would have freaked if someone were in my car! Can't leave things unlocked anymore these days... *sigh

Glad you had some happy tatting photos to show...

Happy Bluebird said...

Yikes! What an odd situation to find yourself in - but I'm glad she is now getting the help she needs. (Well, hopefully she is.)

Mmmmm - home grown honey! We enjoy home grown veggies, but no bees :)

Thanks for an entertaining reminder to keep smiling - it's contagious


Jane Eborall said...

Crikey, life just ain't dull round your way, is it? Glad the lass will now get the help she needs at last.

yarnplayer said...

Sounds like you do live in the Twilight Zone, LOL. Funny how these things seem to cut it so close, time-wise. But now the ill person will get the help she needs, and your daughter made her flight.

Jane's mat is amazing! I'm glad you posted another photo of it.