One week ago - 2/19/21 - at 2:30 am, Ray leaped out of bed after hearing banging. I sleep like I'm dead - slow to react.
I hear shouting. Ray runs back in to the bedroom to grab his gun and has his phone. I am up - hear shouting and then Ray says, "You broke the glass. Get away, get away. I have a gun and I've called the police." I hear more noise.
I am up, reach out into the kitchen to get my phone, and retreat to the bedroom closet to call 911. Police are headed our way. They keep me on the line. I can see the reflection of flashing lights. Meanwhile, Ray had also called and was on the line to tell them they drove by the house (crap - turns out GPS said our house was at the end of the block)
Meanwhile, the dude was bleeding. He was not trying to reach in or open the door. Ray said he kept saying, "This is my house. Let me in." He did not run when the police flew by or finally walked back to the house. They took him face down. Said he was totally intoxicated.
The police were very professional. They got our story. I had to excuse myself - I am a crier and a barfer. I was shaking. Ray stayed cool. Once the police left, we swept up glass and Ray secured the busted front door area. Holy crap, my blog friends.
In bed at 3:30 - I think I fell asleep. Ray slept fitfully. We were both awake at 7 am and watched Aussie Open (yea - Naomi - good job)
Talk about wired, tired, and feeling on edge. Our morning was disrupted - I did laundry just to do something. I talked to my Dad and family, texted friends - lots of support. Same for Ray.
We went to our fave Tex-Mex place for lunch and had grande margaritas. Chilled out and ate well.
Home at 2 to collapse in front of the TV and we both slept, total decompression - awoke at 5 pm.
It's now 10 pm Sat evening as I write this. I think we are okay and under control.
Well, then after midnight, Ray leaped up on edge again.... false alarm. Whew!
But - I gotta say - I am DONE with 2021 already. Done with Feb, done with winter, done with it all.
We are lucky, fortunate, and in the scheme of the world we have it great. BUT - enough already.