Why ? Because last night some thieving s**t (excuse my language, but I am ANGRY !) stole my 2 Victorian chimney pot planters from right outside our front door, whilst I was sitting not more than 10 feet away in the sitting room !!! Can you believe it ? We certainly couldn't when we opened the front door this morning and found 2 pots of bizzy lizzies sitting on the doorstep and no chimney pots anywhere in sight !
Honestly, I am stunned, sad, fed up, scared and ANGRY !!!
What really scares me is the fact that last weekend, we had a garage sale on our drive. Most of the people that came by were very nice, however, there were a few that I was a little bit suspicious of. But I didn't think anymore of it. I certainly didn't think about our very heavy chimney pots being on show. Now, of course, I am starting to think that someone who came last week had no intention of buying anything from the garage sale, but just have a good nosey around and see if there was anything worth stealing.
I did hear a clunk noise at around 11pm last night whilst I was in the sitting room, but thought it was Paul upstairs so didn't do anymore about it. How I wish I had looked out of the window, because I'm sure I would have seen the thief (or maybe even thieves as the pots would have taken 2 people to carry them), and could possibly have scared them off.
Now, of course, we are looking at getting CCTV set up all the way around the house, security lighting and automatic gates. I know that it's probably too little too late and that it's like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted, but I am now very nervous about our house being so exposed at the rear as we have fields at the back and anyone could come up the garden and break into the house without being seen. Hopefully CCTV and security lighting might at least deter someone who thinks they might be able to break in.
We've now had to clear our garages as best we can because we've got a new car coming on Wednesday and I'm scared of leaving it on show on the drive.
I am terrified of working down in the studio at night because anyone could be lurking in the field / garden / bushes unseen.
What is the world coming to when you don't feel safe in your own home anymore ?