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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

what do you do when

you get a phone call at 3:40 on sunday morning from the police that your house has been broken into, and do you want to press charges on the girl- hell yes!

you bake muffins.

i am sick of this nutcase. she is my step-son's ex-girlfriend. they dated only a few months and have been broken up for over a year. this time she threw the main cuircit breaker to the house thinking it would cut off the alarm, luckily the alarm has a battery back up. so when the police came, there was no power on in the house, and the front door was open. the canine unit found her in a closet. now, you'd think if you set off a house alarm you'd leave, right? guess not.

had to drive 2 1/2 hours home to lock the frickin' door, then tom saw that she had trashed the pool first, all the patio furniture, and all the huge potted plants (now broken) in the pool.

this is the second time she has broken into the house, the first time tom and i were in chicago, step-son didn't tell us til last week. and he didn't have her arrested. she has also driven her car into our garage, and been arrested outside our house. charming. this is not a teenager, she's 33.

so now you know why i've been incognito, i'm so ready to be back in hibernation in lake placid. south florida has too many wackos. i debated whether or not to put this on the blog, but i've been too upset not to.

oh, and i've been knitting river, the stole from rowan 38 by sharon miller. using some lovely dyed mohair from alchemy, montreat path. i made a chart for the pattern, my brain can't deal with written rows any longer.

saturday's sky a little late.


Anonymous Cheryl said...

Yikes, it sounds like you have quite a situation there. I hope that pressing charges will convince her to cut it out.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Janice in GA said...

Great Og, what a loon! I'm glad nothing worse happened.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Marina said...

What a mess? Sounds like she's not playing with a full deck. Hope she gets some help.

River is lovely!

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Oh wow! Hopefully this put a scare in her and she won't do it again!

3:30 PM  
Anonymous marti said...

I am so sorry to hear of this. One would think that at 33 she would know better.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Susan said...

Wow! Good idea to press charges, and I suppose you could also try to recover the cost of undoing her vandalism to your pool area, too. I don't know if she'll get the message at that point, but she won't get it if you do nothing. Good luck with this, and keep on knitting to relieve the stress!

3:48 PM  
Blogger margene said...

She may be 33 but emotionally she's about 4. Too bad you have to deal with it. Your muffins look yummy! And River is a fabulous color.

3:53 PM  
Blogger melanie said...

What a wack job. I'm so sorry you've had to deal with this crap. I hope the knitting helps. The shawl is looking mighty fine, as are the muffins.

4:05 PM  
Blogger DeeAnn said...

Oooo wackadoo's are creepy, what a pain. I wish you some knitting serenity :)

4:59 PM  
Blogger Acornbud said...

Good things she's and ex-girlfriend. Hope she gets her meds adjusted soon.
I'm glad to see you are baking and knitting, as that always helps. Hugs.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

33? I think it is time she grew up! What a bummer. It sounds like she has some serious issues going on. Sounds like she is not happy about some counseling you may have given step-son.

2:23 AM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Gosh, this girl certainly has a problem! Why isn't she locked away by now? But it's good to hear that nothing worse happened - and your muffins sure look yummy!

5:28 AM  
Anonymous Kerry said...

Can you lump the past vandalisms into your charges so she has to fix the door, too?

Yikes, I'm sorry you're going through this.


7:32 AM  
Anonymous anmiryam said...

That woman needs help. I hope she doesn't get a chance to do any real damage to your family or your house.

I found River pretty, but deadly boring to knit. Maybe if I had used a yarn I liked better!

9:44 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Good God. I wondered where you were Sunday - figured you were busy. This is ridiculous. Time to put a stop to that. Good luck.

10:56 AM  
Blogger christine said...

Girlie - PRESS CHARGES! The next time someone could get hurt!!!!!

2:20 PM  
Blogger June said...

Good Grief, Vanessa! What a mess. I hope the girl can straighten up her act and soon! Press charges and maybe someone in her family will help her get the help she obviously needs!

On another note, the knitting is gorgerous, of course!

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Lola Lee Beno said...

Clearly she is mentally disturbed. You might want to get a restraining order while you're at it. And encourage your step-son to do so as well.

10:47 AM  
Blogger jenknits said...

OMG, the break-in. How horrible, especially since you know it was intentional. Well, I guess most are, but she knows you. Creepy.

4:02 PM  
Blogger knotology said...

wow that is horrible!! You definitely have to press charges, sounds like she needs some serious court-ordered therapy. Good luck!

2:52 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry. I hope the FSM is looking out for you

4:46 PM  

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