Sunday, November 11, 2007

A "Prank" (known as theft and vandalism outside Oak Hill Ct.)

Setting: 9:30 p.m. Friday
Footsteps, two loud thumps, a crash of broken glass, and some louder, faster footsteps down the front stairs.
Em dove for cover into the girls' room.
I ran to the peephole to see what had happened. (I'm loitering. They were not.)The night security guard said it was probably a "prank." (I wasn't sure what part of "there is broken glass all over the floor and the fire extinguisher is gone" he didn't understand. Pranks involve toilet paper and eggs, right?)
It took all of Saturday (and a phone call and a personal visit) for the maintenance crew to get the big pieces picked up. The little ones are still there (much to the delight of Liv and Mimi, who think this is a shower of diamonds).
To the person who took the fire extinguisher: Please bring it back. Our neighbor upstairs can't really be trusted to not fall asleep while smokin' his dooby (not to mention the firecrackers his son throws around inside the building and on to our deck or the lighter with which he burns the sticky notes off our mailbox). We may need it.

6 comments:

Lyndsay said...

Oooh, the intrigue. I'm sure there was a true emergency that required the immediate use of a fire extinguisher...and everyone knows just where to go if they find themselves in that situation: to your apartment.

Denise said...

Well, you may not have to be there much longer! How is interview season going for you? What a fun time!

Kurt and Beth said...

Awww, you make us long for South T-town. And tell me what little girl doesn't love being showered in diamonds! The posts about your apt. life make me laugh so hard!

Kent and Leisy said...

I love that you take pictures to document everything! thank-you thank-you!

John said...

So Emilee cleaned up the glass and a week later we've got new glass and a fire extinguisher the only problem....the gauge says it's very empty. I guess that'll be a little disappointing for the next person who runs off with this one.

dtravelbug said...

I laughed so hard reading this, and I love your expression in the photo. I'm sure you're all a wonder at what you're missing whilst on the road.