The minute I answered the telephone yesterday and learned it was Mrs. Town Crier (my nosy Houston neighbor) on the other line, I knew it wasn't going to be a good day.
This lady likes to meddle in everything and invents half the stuff she tells you. Even if she were telling me the truth, with her past record NO ONE believes her. To try to get on my good side she said that she told the guy that does the yard...why are you cutting her grass if it has not grown?...he answered "because my client asked me to and she pays me"....good for him!
I confirmed that I had spoken to him and that he was not there to cut the grass but to rake the leaves as well as keep an eye on my property. She quickly added that SHE keeps an eye on my property (yeah right) for which I thanked her but added...that is why I had an alarm system and my yardman.
I told her that while I can only keep the inside of my house safe, I can do nothing about the outside and she had probably not seen that vandals cut the copper wires off my air conditioning back in October. That took her by surprise and shut her up momentarily. Of course she had to add that it had also happened to other neighbors (that is a lie).
It soon became apparent the reason for her call. She was WORRIED about me since it had been almost two years since I was in Houston and thought perhaps I would like to rent my house to her son who could make sure my house was safe. Thanked her once more for thinking about the SAFETY of my house but I told her I had no intention of renting or selling my place at this time.
Even if I ever contemplate getting rid of my place, I will NOT sell it to her or her family, period!
As if that was not bad enough I had to watch my Spurs go into triple overtime last night only to lose by one point. Losing is not a bad thing but when you practically give the game away after coming back from a 23 point deficit...it stung :(
I didn't even feel like making a post so went to bed early (midnight). Hopefully today will be a better day.