It’s late at night and I can’t fall to sleep. I went upstairs about two hours ago, after turning off the lights and locking all the doors. I laid down in bed and thought I heard a noise outside, so I got up to look. And what I saw scared me.
I saw what I thought were headlights slowly coming up the driveway, but quickly realized it was only one headlight, and then a second later saw that it was a flashlight. Someone or some people were walking up our driveway, and had just cleared the woods and were coming toward the house using a flashlight to see.
I got scared. I started thinking of the weird things that have been going on lately on the property here . . . our son found some beer bottles underneath one of the big trees in our front yard. And last week we saw that someone had smashed the pile of clay pigeons at the bottom step of our front porch. Weird little things like that . . . and now someone was walking up the driveway with a flashlight right after I had turned off all the lights.
I dressed quickly and ran down the steps for my phone, then back up again so I could track where the intruders were planning on entering our house. Entering our house. OMG – I don’t even have a weapon! I was really working myself up here . . . and my heart was beating a mile a minute. It looked like they were heading toward that tree I mentioned before . . . and then . . .
The car door opened to the car belonging to our son’s friend. It was parked near the big tree. He had asked to leave it here for a couple of days because he and his fiancé are moving to the area tomorrow and they had wanted to only use one car. Oh, good grief. It was our son’s friends. Oh, huge relief but why they were walking up our driveway at ten o’clock at night is beyond me, but here I was all alone, with a sick husband in an old manor house on a hill in the dark . . .
I e-mailed my sisters because I was still shaking. And Char wrote back right away and said
CALM YOURSELF WOMAN.
And then we had a laugh about it.
This is all that should be walking up our driveway in the middle of the night.
I took these Friday evening. The little fawns were back with their mother, and probably her offspring from last year, two young bucks.
Handsome little critters, aren’t they?
The fawns saw me with the camera and ran to their mother.
They leapt through the air with their little tails held high.
Here’s the whole fam damily. All five of them.
I really didn’t mean to react the way I did tonight but damn, that scared me seeing that flashlight slowly come out of the woods toward the house. Would you have been scared?
And now, if I could only get to sleep . . .
Hope your week is a good one. Thanks for stopping by here and for your kind sentiments from last week’s post. All is quiet.