Thursday, March 3, 2016

Yesterday Was Weird...

So...while we were at our hotel yesterday...relaxing...we get a phone call from our alarm company that our house alarm went's the mud room door...and they have called the police because they could not reach us.

So...we go into a full blown panic. All that I am thinking is that there are very bad burglars in the house!!! Doors are open everywhere and Roxie and Lucy walked outside! My kitties are in trouble! Or my alternate nightmare is that a door blew open...apparently it was amazingly windy here yesterday...and Roxie and Lucy have escaped to the great outdoors where they have no sense of direction, survival or sense of the outside! They are lost in the wilderness! They are fighting for their survival! They were catnapped!


Luckily the indoor cam showed them both in their beds sound asleep. We called our police...the kind officer said that he tried every door and everything was secure. We called our neighbor and the cat sitter...they went over to check...all doors were secure. So we relaxed.

Then on our drive home the alarm company called again...same door same thing!

We told them to ignore it...we think it had to be the wind?

We prayed it was the wind.

We were stuck in traffic on a beltway outside of Washington D.C.

Getting home soon was not in our reality!

Our GPS turned a 3 1/2 hour trip into a 6 hour nightmare. We crawled home!

For some reason the GPS lady chose the worst possible route. We were starving and there was no place to stop! We were barely moving for hours!

It was awful!


And...the worst part of the trip home was that we had our own alternate route that took us totally away from any of would have taken 30 minutes more and taken us to a great lunch spot but we didn't want to waste an extra hour stopping.

But we are home now...trying to forget the drive...the most awful drive ever!

And of course neither kitty has forgiven us.

They are actually ignoring us!

Hopefully forgiveness will come soon.

While we were away we had a camera focused on the kitty beds...every night we saw Lucy tap Roxie and give her a goodnight kiss. She would reach over into Roxie's bed and do this. The kiss on the head is something I do to both of them every night. Was Lucy reassuring Roxie? It was really sweet!


Reading this...from Amazon...

"A singularly compelling debut novel, about a desert where people go to escape their past, and a truck driver who finds himself at risk when he falls in love with a mysterious woman." to unpack...clean a little and make up with my girls...





  1. What an adventure, Patty! I could only imagine how panicked you were while you were stuck on the road in a 'nightmare' long traffic! The best part is that the kitties didn't wander outside, and no intruder came into your house! Loved your well written, and truly exciting, with a 'happy ending'!

  2. Fab that you have cat cam! But what a stressful ending to your trip. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  3. Glad that all is well. Scary, for sure. But, all is well that ends well. The girls have it all worked out. Relax.

  4. That was great that you could see the kitties with the cam....but the GPS fiasco reminds me of the old Map Quests we used to use, which always took weird routes.

    Enjoy being home!

  5. So scary! I had an awful drive home yesterday too - Atlanta was a mess because it was sleeting! I'm glad you're home and the girls are safe. Was your trip productive?

  6. Whoa. What a trip home. How stressful for you and your husband. I hate it when the alarm goes buggy. Being a city girl I was not used to a ranch style home b/c I felt so vulnerable even though we are now located in the burbs. Our ADT went off a few times and my heart was pounding. Thankfully, it went off due to wiring mostly and one time b/c a bathroom window sensor decided to work again. Glad your furry babies were fine and nothing was happening in the house.

  7. Oh u poor thing, I can't imagine your panic -that would drive me nuts, and that traffic is insane. Nice book!!

    1. The book was not as good as I thought it would be!