As anyone who's ever shared a hotel room or attended a sleepover with me can attest, I am a deep sleeper. Scooter loves to bark any time another dog walks by or someone comes to deliver mail or a package to our house, but I am able to fall back asleep quickly even when she does wake me up. Also, she usually doesn't bark for an extended period of time.
Well, today while I was falling back asleep after a Harry Potter reading break, she started barking, and she kept barking. And barking some more. Then, someone tried to enter my bedroom. I heard him turn the handle on my locked door, and I panicked. I don't know if he saw me sit up in bed or not, but by the time I made it to the front of my house, he was pulling out of the carport and driving away. I called the police, but other than a description of the man and the vehicle, I didn't have much information to provide.
So, that was unsettling. I'm thankful that Richard and I are pretty diligent about locking our doors, because the robber (or robber wannabe) would've been able to enter the house with me while I was sleeping. I probably wouldn't have heard a person walk in, either, so I have a special appreciation for Scooter's barking. (I showed her my appreciation by giving her some pulled pork with her kibble for dinner.)
Although I was disgruntled about my car being stuck across town all day, it wasn't because I was concerned about having an empty driveway. I just wanted to drive myself home and stay at home all day. I doubt this attempted burglary would've happened if my car had been in the carport, but maybe this scare was what we needed to make a more serious investment in security monitoring for our house. I'm so shaken up after the whole affair that I don't even want to nap when I'm home alone...and if I don't want to nap, you know it's serious.
I'm ready to invest in all kinds of security equipment now.
Something that made today great: I picked up some of my favorite snacks and treats from Trader Joe's today!
Time I woke up: 6:15 am