Last night I had an “Oh Crap” moment. I didn’t get back to my house until 9:30, as we went to watch Ty and Jake’s baseball game. Then I ate supper, and did some school work. I had my door and windows open, and the June bugs were bouncing off the screen all night. They were making quite a racket. After one of them had sneaked in through a crack and I chased it around the house, I finally shut the door and locked it. Then I killed a couple of flies, because I absolutely despise the things, and decided I would call it a night. It was about 10:45 at night and it had been pitch dark for some time. I was tidying up my table when I heard…..
Knock…. Knock…. Knock…. I jerked my head up and thought “Oh crap. That was not a June bug.”
There was a man standing outside my door dressed in a long sleeve yellow plaid shirt, wearing some type of a fishing/sun hat. I was frozen with fear and shock for about 5 seconds. I just stared out my window hoping that the person would somehow disappear. The first thing that came to my mind was that I had a lost hiker at my door. Yes, because I get a lot of those on those my dirt road in southwest Iowa. Not really, but since I have lived on my own, I try to ignore my imagination dreaming up scary intruders.
Anyway, back to the man at my door…. I got my phone out to call someone. I don’t even know who I was going to call, but I knew I had to let someone know what was going on before I let a stranger in the house. The only comforting thing was that I knew I had just locked the door. As I had been staring at this person for several seconds, I detected a bit of familiarity. The face was in the shadows though, so I wasn’t sure. I said “Abby?????????”, I was not certain though. Finally, I took another step closer to look and Abby burst out laughing.
I was not very happy. Rhett and Matt had just been at my house hunting coons and I told them they needed to come back because of the girls.
After I told Rhett what they had done he said, “And you let them in?”.
I think that was my favorite response of everyone’s. Yes, I let them in and after my legs went from jelly back to normal we had a little photo shoot.
Now, you may be able to automatically tell that it is Jessica and Abby, but Abby was standing in a shadow and all I could see was her shoulders and up.
Jessica had like 15 t-shirts stuffed in her shirt and a couple pairs of pants stuck in her legs.
As you can see they were pretty proud of themselves. I was ready to shoot them, but they thought they were pretty cool to pull it off. They also got the whole thing on video. I will say, I never screamed. Aside from the scared-to-death face that they caught on camera, I would say I took the whole thing in stride.
Anywho, that was my night I titled with “Oh crap, that was not a June bug.”
Hope you got a laugh,