Monday night, 11:30 p.m. I am finally thinking about maybe going to bed - still on the phone with the Captain saying goodnight. I didn't get home until after 10pm from work and felt creepy inside my own house, alone, no dogs no kids. Something just felt wrong.
In my room, at the far side of the stairs on the second level, I could swear I hear something. Voices? Is that the front door rattling? I'm distracted by Captain but have that niggling fear creeping back into my heart, hair on the back of my neck standing tall....
Suddenly I say to Captain, "I swear I hear something!!!" Did I lock the front door? Bolt it? Yes, I am sure I did.
I go to the edge of my doorway and listen and YES I HEAR THE FRONT DOOR CLOSE!!!
I call out bravely, "WHO IS THERE?? I HEAR YOU!!!" Followed by stomping up the stairs. I scream into the Captain's Ear. HOLY SHIT SOMEONE IS IN THE HOUSE!!!!
Around the corner comes......Daughter and Lorelai! "HI MOM!"
EEEEEEEK Mom is still screaming.
"HOLY SHIT DAUGHTER! YOU SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF ME!"
Daughter, "Sorry Mom I was trying to be quiet. It's late you know."
HUH?? Trying to be quiet? Trying to get a baseball bat over the head??
ME: "Why didn't you call me to warn me?"
Daughter, "I didn't want to wake you."
Uh, yeah, I'm awake....