Washington is great if you are outside. If you are inside it's not all
that great. I'm kind of a paranoid person anyway, but lately it's been
real life freak outs.
First of all we are staying in a fabulous 2 bedroom apartment fully
furnished with perks like a washer/dryer, a crib for Alyssa, a fire
place (which we have yet to use and probably won't, but it's nice to
look at) and even maid service! Sounds great huh? Well the week we got
here we went off to church on a Sunday and came back and saw a note that
said the lights were replaced. We were like huh, okay cool.
Then a couple of days later I'm sick in bed attempting to entertain
Alyssa while I am half awake and half sleeping, granted it's like 11am,
but I feel crappy and so yes I'm still in bed. This is when it happened.
I hear a VERY loud knock on the door which scares the crap out of me and
makes me jump and so now I'm totally awake, but not all the way
oriented. I had just been about to change Alyssa's diaper, but I jump
out of bed and run into the closet to attempt to put some appropriate
clothing on. I'm jumping into a pair of sweatpants when I hear the
second heart thumping knock, gotta find a shirt ΓÇô no a sweatshirt cause
ΓÇô well just because - so I'm searching the closet, nothing. Then I
remember Luke has one on the floor on his side of the bed. So as I put
it over my head and grab Alyssa I hear a very manly "HELLO!" OH My Gosh,
there is a man in my house. OKAY. So I'm like uh, I'm coming. As I enter
the living room from my bedroom I see the man walking up the stairs from
the front door entry way to our living room. Yikes, okay. So then he is
like, 'here's yourΓÇª' and I didn't catch all of what he was saying, so I
was like huh? Then he was like 'your internet box that you requested.'
Oh okay. Thanks (I guess). He apologizes and said that he hopes he
didn't wake me up because I think he could tell I was shocked to see him
in my house and I must have looked crappy since I practically did just
wake up. So that was a crazy awakening.
But then it happens again! The next week I hear a knock at the door and
I'm racking my brain to think about who it could be this time cause it's
not like we know anyone here! LOL And I'm also thinking 'whew, at least
I'm up, showered and dressed this time.' So I'm already in the living
room and I head down the stairs to open the door, but before I even get
to the 2^nd^ stair I hear a key turn and the door open, gosh! Then I
hear, "Hello, housekeeping!" Oh, okay that's right I totally forgot, but
geeze how come they don't call first or even give me a chance to get to
So now I'm totally paranoid every morning and try to get up as early as
I can wake myself up to get a shower in case I have any surprise guests
and all the time I'm in the shower I'm praying that no one walks in!