I think the biggest thing in life is to be grateful for and accept the position you’re in - there are a million different outcomes for the future, and it might get terribly worse, and it might become wonderfully better. But you don’t know and you can’t know - so be in the moment and try to roll with the punches (although it’s much easier said than done).
It's been a weird, bad, bad, bad, weird day.
It began with my being scared…no… TERRIFIED awake by frantic pounding on my front door before 7:00 am.
I peeked out my window as discreetly as I could and saw a man I’d never seen in my life.
I crept into my sister’s room and told her someone was banging on the door.
The banging continued for several minutes. I went back to my room and tried to peek out the window again to see if I could see a car. This time there was a second man. As I looked out the window, he looked in my direction. I went back to my sister’s room.
After another few minutes it stopped. We began talking about how insane that was and why anyone would be doing that at this hour. I don’t know if they heard us, but just then the banging began again.
Finally it stopped. I looked out the window again and they were gone.
My sister grabbed the baseball bat our aunt (a cop) confiscated from a thug several years ago, and stepped out on the front porch. She thought maybe they left something behind. Maybe they ran over one of our cats.
I could see a figure through the blinds as I lie in my bed, and realized she was speaking to one of the men.
I grabbed the baseball bat left behind by one of the professional baseball players we housed last year, and went to make sure everything was ok.
Turns out both men are neighbors we have not met, coming by to let us know someone had broken into our car. Or at least attempted to, as one of the two men scared him off.
The criminal jerk had wedged a long stick inside the door of the car attempting to pry it open, but was frightened off by the man before he could make much progress. We called the cops and they sent over an officer. The neighbor gave them a description and they said they’d increase patrol in this neighborhood to keep an eye out for him. Luckily he didn’t get a chance to steal anything, and the car is not damaged. Very luckily, indeed, as my sister had forgotten her wallet in the car lastnight.