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an unwelcome surprise

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I’ve been away on a business trip for the last couple of days,  and when I came back to my house this evening it was dark and absolutely tipping it down with rain. I went into my bag, took out my keys, and unlocked the door. When I reached for the door handle to open the door, I discovered it wasn’t there.

Someone has very generously unscrewed the door handle and then attacked the door with something like a chisel in an attempt to break in. They didn’t manage to, and thanks to some handle swapping antics that I got up to with the invaluable help of my friend, I was finally (an hour later) able to get in to my house.

I haven’t quite decided what the lesson is here yet, but I’m not exactly a happy bunny.

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8 comments for “an unwelcome surprise”

  1. Which is a pity, because happy bunnies are so cute!

    That really sucks about your handle. At least they didn’t actually get it. :-/

    Here’s a classic bunny pic…I don’t know if it’s happy, but it’s cute. http://mikedaisey.com/images/pancake_bunny.jpg

    Posted by Mrs. Micah | October 16, 2007, 10:52 pm
  2. Thankfully they didn’t get it! That would have been awful! Hopefully you can get this sorted out and it does not happen again. :(

    Posted by Patrick | October 16, 2007, 11:12 pm
  3. Sorry to hear that but glad they did not get in. Did you file a police report?

    Posted by SingleGuyMoney | October 16, 2007, 11:29 pm
  4. That is scary… I’d be very careful. You never know who is watching as burglars scout…

    Posted by mariam | October 17, 2007, 12:15 am
  5. Glad you are okay.

    Posted by rocketc | October 17, 2007, 12:51 am
  6. Thanks everybody.

    I haven’t filed a police report yet, I’ll attempt to get round that at some point as I think I need to get a new door and I’ll probably have to claim for that on the insurance.

    Posted by plonkee | October 17, 2007, 10:49 am
  7. Oh Plonkee, I’m so sorry - it must have been quite scary to discover that when you got home! Stay safe!

    Posted by Chief Family Officer | October 17, 2007, 3:25 pm
  8. Many years ago, my house was broken into and, luckily, not too many items got stolen. However the biggest lesson that I learn that day was to keep my house content insurance up to date, and relevant to what is in the house. Mine wasn’t so I was out of pocket several hundred dollars.

    I am sorry to hear that you had an almost-break in.

    Posted by tehnyit | October 18, 2007, 2:24 pm

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