This afternoon around 1:30 or 2:00 p.m. I heard my dogs barking. Little Chester, my Silky was just going off and everyone else followed his example. I walked into the living room and my front door was open. I closed it and then thought better of it and looked outside to see if I could see anything, anybody. No one visible to me. The wind was gusty and I presumed that I’d forgotten to lock the deadbolt and the door, about 50 years old, had popped open. I do forget locking every once in a while. My intuition has always told me that someone has the keys to this house that really shouldn’t, even though I had my landlords come out early on and fix the house and locks with new keys. I did not call the police. Perhaps I should have?
This is the second time this has happened to me and the last time I know it was a person. Once again when I finally looked outside and realized that someone had used a tool, which left a fresh mark, they were gone. This was at 610 near the Xmas before last at that home. My dogs scared the person or persons off that time. I called 911 but never got the police to come out because they had left. I wish I had. There were two back to back home invasion robberies on Basset about a block from where I lived and I didn’t realize that the home invasion robberies had continued. Once someone tried to get into my home, and it was strange, cause I’d been outside my house for a breath of fresh air then went back to my kitchen. A few minutes passed and then suddenly all four little dogs were barking.
Strange. I hate to jump the gun and jump to conclusions. I checked the door frame and I had no new divets. But, really, it doesn’t feel too safe, when I feel that someone else might have a key. I just wrote a letter to the Section 8 housing authority about a fire alarm inspection where the company that does them might have accessed my key. I decided that I would make sure the company actually had physical possession of the key before I sent it. You never want to borrow any trouble with the housing office. I have to be right before I act on it, or even have an expectation of being right.