Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Cat Burglar?

We had a bit of excitement this morning.

I was in a nice, comfortable deep sleep when suddenly, I felt a poke in my side.
"not now, didn't we do that already? I want to sleep" were my immediate thoughts however I was soon poked again!
I turned over to see Deno sitting up, staring fixedly down the stairs.
Quietly he said to me that he had seen a light on downstairs when he awoke to use the bathroom. He thought maybe he'd left one on when we went to bed but after a few seconds, the light went off!

We stayed like that, watching down the stairs, for what seemed like ages!

Then, thinking we'd flush the intruder out, we started speaking loudly and turned on the lights for the stairs and the upstairs area.
We were both sure we'd heard a few little sounds after the lights went on but didn't see anyone rushing for the exit!

I went outside on our balcony, to see if there were any getaway cars or to perhaps see our intruder leaving the scene via a neighbours house but after a minute or two, Deno called me back in.

He was going downstairs.

With weapon in hand (curtain rod... but next time he'll be better prepared!) he bravely went down. I had the phone set to "000" just in case...

Thankfully it was a false alarm although the whole time I was waiting for a yell then a thud and hoping Deno was going to be the one doing the hitting!
He checked all the exits and windows and all were intact.
We think the light he saw had come from the sensor light downstairs, perhaps being triggered by a cat or something.

Either way, it gave us a bit of an adrenalin rush and wasn't Deno so brave!
Love ya honey

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