when you come home and find the front door open? If you're like me, you call 911. I mean, I have 2 small kids with me - how do I know who might be inside?
We left this morning to go to the Humane Society to look at puppies & kitties (it took too long. probably won't do that alone again). We were gone for an hour and a half or so. I pull up, unbuckle Moose, and tell him to go inside. That's when I notice it. Our front door is wide open.
My mom alarms go off. I call him back and let him "drive" while I call 911 and they say they'll send an officer. I feed the baby hoping no one will come out of our house. I'm freezing my butt off when an officer pulls up.
I told him how long we'd been gone, we hadn't been inside, and I swore I locked the door. He says he'll check it out, asks if we have a basement, and goes toward our house. He pulls out his firearm. Wow, talk about intimidating. There has never been a gun in my home.
He's gone a few minutes and comes out and says it looks ok to him. Tells me to come on inside and check it out. He asks if he can help me carry anything inside - yeah, I haul a lot around. I said it was alright and I come in and set the baby down. I check to see if our money stashes are still around (they are) and our computer and tv are still there. So nope, no burglar. Just a mom who forgot to shut the door. Oops.
I apologized but he said that was fine, that this is what they want. I guess it's better safe than sorry. But thank you LPD for making this mommy feel better and making sure there are no monsters in our closets (he checked our closets, too).