in this part of the county. It's usually VERY quiet around here. The most that happens might be a domestic dispute or someone calls the police about a drunken party that is getting too loud. But the last two weeks, we've had two shootings and at least 3 break-ins close to both Dad and me. The first one........daughter came home to find her 62 year old father shot dead in the hallway. OK, you think home invasion. The next night at 2 in the morning, a guy is in this house and the lady recognizes him, scares him off, calls the cops. This is about two blocks from the first incident, but, the police says the incidents are not related. Horse-hockey. The fellow is now trapped in a corn field and shoots himself. Sounds kinda harsh way to end it just for just a robbery charge. Then, down the road from Dad, same block, two guys take out an A/C, crawl in the window, steal money, go out the front door. The couple is in bed, with the dog, but the bedroom door is closed. Go figure. Two nights ago, three boys are camping, mother is concerned because of what's been happening, GIVES THESE BOYS A PISTOL, but takes the clip out. However...........there is one bullet in the chamber. Kids are 'playing' with the gun, goes off, 16 year old is now dead. Now we're seeing more troopers in the area, and, getting phone calls selling alarm systems. I told them last year, I got an alarm system, 3 dogs and a loaded 38.
Bob has been bringing down his stuff all week and different people have been stopping in to lookee-see. Everyone is asking if the '57 Buick is being sold. NO! But I need to wash it today, even tho it'll be in the barn, people still snoop.
Dad is still not feeling well, and, I'm hoping that once this sale is over, he will be back to his old self. All critters are doing OK, I'm really tired and not sleeping well. But that will pass.