Okay, in the middle of the night last night, 1:32 AM by my alarm clock that I set ahead somewhere around a half hour (don’t ask), the Frog Hopper started honking like crazy. Whut the #*&@? We don’t know what set it off. I didn’t even know that the alarm was *set* to go off unless someone with a key (which would be meeeee or the GG) hits the PANIC button.

We do know that over the last couple years there have been intermittent reports of people rifling unlocked vee-hickles in the neighborhood. The modus operandi seems to be strewing the contents of the vee-hickle around the neighborhood and (sometimes) taking spare change. So not very threatening in the grand scheme of things.

But. I went out to the nextdoor neighbor app to see if there were any reports of car-rifling. I didn’t find any reports about that but I DID find reports of HOME INVASIONS. Three on Thursday night. No injuries and it sounded like the Home Invader was not very skillful at burglary or rape or whatever he intended to do. Still I am glad I didn’t know about it until now because I was Home Alone most of last week (blissfully spacified) and I’d’ve been FREAKED OUT if I had known there was a Home Invader on the prowl. Of course, the Home Invader entered through UNLOCKED DOORS and I ALWAYS lock the Landfill up *every* night and when I am Home Alone, I keep a car key next to my bed so I can hit the PANIC button if I hear anyone trying to get into the house. Knock on wood, this is as safe as neighborhoods get but any kind of person can be anywhere at any time and, well, knock on wood.

Like I said, we have no clue what made the car alarm go off. As much as I don’t want it to be because someone was trying to get at loose change or whatever, I also don’t want to be that it randomly set itself off. Like The Commander’s Ford Taurus used to do when we were up there luxury camping at Command Central while she was in the long-term care rehab facility. I did apologize to the neighbors, whose bedroom is a couple feet from our driveway. I sincerely hope it doesn’t happen again.

Oh yeah. This is not a polly-tickle post (well not really). This is the best photo I could get at this afternoon’s Festifool Parade. The parade’s focus is larger than life hand-made puppets. Some are polly-tickle, some are fantastical creatures, some I have absolutely no clue what they are. The Detroit Party Marching Band was in fine form today and folks in costume (or not) join the parade or just hang out. It is a wonderful free-for-all. One year the GG wore his gilly monster costume down there and women were hugging him left and right (to his great delight and my extreme amusement).

I did sign a polly-tickle petition today. It was to put Gretchen Whitmer on the ballot for our next governor. Yes, she’s a Democrat. Bite me!

3 Responses to “Festifools”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Those are great puppets, political or no. Glad you signed the petition; it’s always positive to get involved! All of us need to do more of that, especially me.

  2. l4827 Says:

    What is it Stormy down there?

  3. Tonya G Watkins Says:

    Go Blue!!!