i’m about to tell you a story. and it’s unbelievable. so unbelievable you may not believe me. but i promise it’s true. i can’t make this stuff up…
i was working from home yesterday morning sitting in the front room office area (i don’t think this blog has ever seen pictures of that room. oops! anyways – no time for that now…) back to me working and sitting. we have a squeaky front gate, so anytime anyone opens the squeaky gate to come through it, our security alarm goes off. aka oscar half-awakes and stumbles around barking way too ferociously for his submissive-pansy-personality (often at the wrong door). and i mean that in a nice way.
i look out the window and this random man in his late 20’s is walking up to our door. dressed a little ‘hood-ish – definitely not a salesman. perhaps a little rough around the edges – definitely not a religious solicitor. mildly confused/flustered – definitely not a neighbor….who is coming to my door!?
first things first, i sneak to the back bedroom to put on pants and a bra. yes i lounge around in a t-shirt and underwear. then i peek out the window and he’s still standing there. he hasn’t knocked or anything and he looks more confused then ever. what the heck!? so i go to open the door…
him “you’re new here.”
me “kinda, we moved in a few months ago.”
him “but my grandma lives here.”
me “you mean ardie?!”
me “um, she died last summer.”
him “she did? no one told me.”
me “yea we bought the house from her daughter last winter.”
him “which one? deborah or susanna?”
him “oh – does my auntie still live in the ‘hood?”
me “i don’t know….. sorry…”
him – he’s already walking out the front gate.
me – standing in the door with my jaw on the porch thinking what the heck just happened!?!
WEIRD! and SAD! i just told ardie’s grandson his grandma died…. A YEAR AGO!!!!??? what am i to make of this!?!?! part of me finds it comical, but part of me is really sad. adrie!? what was going on with your family that your grandson didn’t know you died? i really need her to come to me in a dream or something and answer a few questions i have….i just can’t stand all this mystery!
and in the meantime i’m just becoming more and more fascinated with ardie and her life here. it might be quickly turning into a sick obsession. someone stop me now! or fuel the obsession…either one.
on a less thrilling note but also somewhat amusing…
a few minutes later the “alarm” went off. this time it was just the mailman. i couldn’t help but laugh when while oscar was barking ferociously he was yelling in the most tantalizing voice “shut up dog, whatcha gonna do? huh?? watcha gonna do!? you can’t get me!”
hahahahahaha! i should stay home during the day more often….