Sunday, August 19, 2007

Sunday, August 19, 2007
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Cloudy and cool

Love this cooler weather!

Last night was quite the ridiculousness, thanks to Psycho Next-Door Neighbor. I wanted to catch up on rest, so I went to bed early. Imagine my surprise when I wake up, a couple of hours later, to hissing cats and some guy I’ve never seen before trying to open my screen, then saying, “There’s someone in here” and PNDN saying, “you’re kidding.”

I jumped right up and yelled, “Hey, what do you think you’re doing out there!”

The excuse was that PNDN had locked herself out of her apartment and the super’s not around to let her in. Now, there’s no way she could have mistaken my window for hers – she uses the fire escape like a personal balcony all the time. She and the guy were trying to break in to my apartment, no matter what story she comes up with.

Then, she tries to turn it around on me, saying, “Well, why didn’t you answer the door when I knocked?”

My response was, “First of all, I was asleep. Second of all, I’m not required to open the door; and third of all, how were you able to get upstairs past the security door to knock on my door if you don’t have your keys?”

Needless to say, she couldn’t answer that. And she and her buddy climbed in through her window.

I’m letting the super know and if even a cat hair is out of place when I get back from traveling, I am filing a police report. This is the one who misbehaved so badly during the flooding and with whom I deal with as little as possible.

So, I get back to sleep and, a few hours later, we’re all woken by hisses and growls from outside – the cats hide under the bed – a cat’s in an argument with a skunk. From the smell, I’d say the skunk won and there’s a very stinky cat wandering around out here somewhere.

Not much sleep, needless to say.

Which is shame, because yesterday was a lovely day. I gave myself the afternoon off, went to a friend’s, did three loads of laundry, played with the dog, and read a book just for fun. I’ve had so much reading for work it was nice to read something just because. I cooked dinner, we had some nice wine, I came home fairly early and did some more reading just for fun and went to bed early.

Great core workout last night; decent yoga session this morning.

Today, I’ve got two articles to polish and send off (one is the pre-Travers article — Travers Day is next Saturday), and then I’m spending the afternoon with a friend again.

And I’m making sure the lock on my window is very secure.

Devon

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Published in: on August 19, 2007 at 9:00 am  Comments (9)  

9 Comments

  1. I would have NO tolerance for that kind of behavior either. This person has really crossed the line now.

    Don’t back down! That is ridiculous!

    May you have much sweeter dreams tonight!

    Sylvia C.

  2. Ye gods. The woman really IS psycho. And she’s bloody stupid, too, if she tries to break in again because you’d know to point the cops in her direction first off.

  3. Before you go on away — consider putting spice bottles, or other small bottles or things on the top of your windows. My grandmother used to do this in the day before fancy alarm systems. This way if anyone tries to open them, the items will fall on the floor. So sorry you are dealing with someone that uh, strange and difficult. Hope you have a relaxing vacation/trip. 🙂

  4. oh my gosh, this pain in the neck person is just unbelievable. I would definitely let the super know and I would call the police and I like the idea of lining the window.

    I hope your Sunday is pleasant.

  5. Weird and scary.

  6. OMG – That is so scary. I would’ve had a heart attack, probably. Your apartment sounds like a nightmare. Hope you’re ok.

  7. Good grief! They make alarms for windows that are sold at hardware stores, they squeal when the 2 parts are seperated as the window is opened.

    Be careful, sounds as though she is not only psycho but criminal as well.
    Have a good week!

  8. What a complete SKAG. Be careful, she sounds just dumb enough to try it again!

    UGH!!!

  9. What a bunch of assholes. I would file a police report on the noise, and mention the break-in attempt and her getting her stories crossed. Might be worth it to alert the authorities…


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