I actually had a great Easter Sunday. Lots of good people watching in church, the excuse to wear an enormous Easter hat, nice family time, a nap in a hammock, and the best weather ever. There was just one small little snag…a group of one-eyed bandits tried to break into my house last night. Okay maybe they had two peepers, but still, they definitely tried to break into my basement. They broke the rain covering off my basement window and tried to kick out the metal bars I have on all my basement windows. My parents put those on when I moved in and I always thought they were a tad extreme for a very safe neighborhood in Washington DC, but I sure am singing a different tune now! I am tempted to put bars on every single window of my house and maybe a bank vault door on my bedroom.
Sadly, when the burglars decided my basement was too hard to break into, they went to my neighbors house and broke into their basement. They took laptops and cameras, even someone’s packed suitcase that they had brought for the Easter weekend. And the worst part was this all happened when the folks that live there were upstairs.
I spent a good part of Easter Sunday tying Craig to my staircase, as he is now never allowed to leave my side, and going through my house with my mom who thinks I should probably just board up all my windows and carry a stun gun.
I feel really really lucky that no one broke into my house. The police who arrived on the scene next door said there has been a string of burglaries in my neighborhood and the house across the street has been robbed three times in two weeks! Needless to say, I will be sleeping with one eye open and a large ax for a while. And I’m super thankful to those amazing steel bars that allowed me to have an Easter Sunday with my family rather than crying at the police station.