Yesterday, I enjoyed going over to my newly-wed, friend Vanessa’s new house for the first time. I was all excited to use the navigation system in my new phone. It was the first time I used a live navigation tool instead of just printed out directions.
I pretty much knew the area where it was taking me, so I was sitting back enjoying the sweet voice telling me when to take rights and lefts. When I was almost to her place Vanessa sent me a short text saying that she would be in her bathroom blow-drying her hair and wouldn’t be able to hear me at the front door. She said she had left the front door unlocked so I could just come right in when I arrived.
Following the lovely directions, I turned down the road that she lived on. There were four houses visible on the short street but only one had drive-way access from this road. I pulled into the parking spot next to a pretty red commuter car and thought to myself, “huh, I wonder when she got a new car.” (It would be normal for me to NOT notice if she had changed cars.)
I was looking at the cute car as I climbed the stairs and knocked on the front door. She didn’t answer so I figured she was still blow-drying her hair. I reached for the knob and turned it. It was unlocked so I happily went inside calling, “Knock, knock Vanessa. I’m here.”
I stood just inside the door for a bit and then started further into the house again calling, “Vanessa!” When I was about fifteen feet from the front door a man came into the room from around the corner and stopped right in front of me with a look of what-are-you-doing-in-my-house-crazy-lady and who-is-Vanessa on his face.
I was so startled by his appearance that I gushed and panicked and grovelled in apology as I backed out the door.
Vanessa’s house was on that street but her drive way was not. sheesh!
It startled me so bad that when I think of it now I get the sick-giggle that I comes over me when I jump out and scare my kids (or someone else for that matter).
(Safety) Tim’s was sooo appalled that I could do that. He was like, “Did you check the house number? I would never go into a house unless I knew for SURE!”
I can see his point now, in hind-sight, my only excuse is…it was the navigator’s fault!
Here comes a small disclaimer…
Thank you for being patient while I broaden my horizon in this media world. I know you’ve had to click and like a bunch of stuff for me. I’m so grateful for your show of support. All the changes and activities you’re seeing on my facebook have been recommended to me as steps needed in the process of becoming published. They even have a spot on the proposal for my cyber habits. (proposal= a resume for me and the book together)
I have been blogging for over three years, but I have always preferred to only post to facebook the entries lots of my facebook friends and family are in or the really important ones (like Ben and Sam’s hunting success. hahaha. That was for you Tim).
I hope this change from mostly private to public is all right with you folks. I hope it’s like meeting a friend for tea and not like having a stranger randomly walk into your home. As I go I will be posting more details of what’s up with this whole book thing as well as my normal family style posts.
So again, thank you for your time and support. I really do appreciate it.