This is so creepy I have to tell this story.
Usually I stay close to my cave and come upstairs before dinner. Today I was actually a bit hungry so came up around noon looking for something to eat. That’s when I notice that the silver tray and tea set that usually sits on this red dog sculpture in the dining room is missing! What? H has no clue. One of my sons says.... you’ve got videos...start looking. Hark. We do have a security video camera on the front door and the stairs up. But I’ve not gone out anywhere. The doors are always locked. Surely I would have noticed this was gone when I sat 6 ft away at the dinner table ( facing a different direction) ! So I start going thru the videos on my phone and 3 days ago on Thursday afternoon, there is a strange body! Thursday at 1:00 my friend S came to visit and we were sitting outside on the side patio , 30 ft. from the front door.. yakking away. At 1:30 H goes out for a walk and tells me he’s left the front door unlocked so I can get in ...something we do all the time. On the video, at 1:46 this very large man with a green bandana mask carefully comes in the door, goes up the stairs, comes back down the stairs with this large white lumpy bag, turns into my studio/room ( computer, camera, purse all there) , comes out, goes into H’s room by the front door and comes out with a yellow box with his stabilizing binoculars, carefully opens the door and leaves. 1:52. It’s been 6 minutes. There are lots of people walking about on the front sidewalk. S and I come in at 2:10 and she leaves.
I actually remember seeing this person with the green bandana walking on the sidewalk...maybe even twice, but no large white bag.
That’s 3 days ago!
The police were very interested and we can document the insured silver. My moms initials are on the tea pots. Grandson Oskar says he definitely has on Jordan 3 shoes. ( I trust Oskar totally with this sort of info)
We’ll see what the insurance co and the police can offer.... I’m sure it’s melted down not put on craigs list.
A friend came over with cookies just when we were discovering this..... great drama.
In the meantime, we will never leave a door unlocked. Clearly it was watched and he knew where we were. Too creepy!
This weird pix is a blown up screen shot from the video that I had to take a picture of to make it into a jpg. ( have to figure out how to get the frames from the video on the phone app to be a jpg.) . Spooky tho?
Will try to put an old pix of the loot in extra with Fiona. The kids all played a lot with this tea set... I just know my mom was happy with that and the few dents that happened.....
No cleaning out happened today.