Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Not your typical Valentine's Day

Did everyone have a nice Valentine's Day?  Any special gifts or memories?  Valentine's Day 2012 will be memorable for us!  Thistle Manor was buzzing with excitement.  AppleJack and I are not party animals, we live quiet lives.  Some people would describe us as boring.

As we were turning out the lights last night, the doorbell rang.  We could not image who would be ringing the door bell at such an hour.  It was kinda like the scene from the poem the Night Before Christmas, except it was not Santa Claus coming down the chimney.   The line from the poem goes like this:  With Momma in her kerchief and I in my cap, had just settled down for a long winter's nap.  Yep, that was us attired in our pj's ready for a long winter's nap.

Fast forward a few lines  When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I arose from my bed to see what was the matter.  Away to the window I flew like a flash, tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.  To what should my wandering eyes appear?  Not Santa Claus but the metro police!

To add some more excitement, AppleJack had neglected to turn off the burglar alarm system and it began to sound.  So. . . here we are in our pj's with a Metro Policeman and the burglar alarm wailing at maximum volume.  AppleJack goes outside to talk to the policeman and I am inside trying to turn off the alarm, reassure Callie Mae Armageddon has not come and just like Barney Fife taught me searching for our one bullet.

The policeman asks:  Did you call the police?  Is this your car in the driveway?  AppleJack told the policeman, he had not called the police and he was unaware of a car in our driveway.  The policeman being almost as confused as AppleJack said  "someone called the police and reported a stolen car and the car had been abandoned in our driveway."  I added more confusion to the scene when I walked outside asking "what is this car doing in our driveway?  Whose car is this?"

Ah yes, Valentine's Day 2012 standing in the driveway in the middle of the night in our pajamas with misty rain having a conversation with a metro policeman  about the stolen car in our driveway is not typically the way we spend Valentine's.

The policeman was very nice.  He was very cordial and pleasantly surprised to learn AppleJack is a graduate from the Civilian Policy Academy and we are both volunteer at the county jail.  We invited him in for hot coffee and to use the facilities while he completed his paperwork and we waited for the tow truck.

Am sure we were making quiet an impression with the neighbors with all the lights, noise and excitement.  Tow trucks are big and noisy and for those neighbors sleeping I hope they slept through the excitement at Thistle Manor.

This was the ending to our Valentine's Day, I hope yours was a different kind of excitement.


  1. A Valentines Day to remember!!

  2. You won't forget the Valentine's Day 2012 any time soon.

  3. Wow, that is something to remember! What a way to end the day!