While life has become predictably unexpected over the last few months, I can say with great sincerity that something truly unexpected happened this week.
It was the middle of the day, I was asleep on the extra tall chair while the large, bald one stared into her laptop. Suddenly I heard footsteps outside. I am normally alarmed by bipedal movement, but this time the sound did not simply pass us by. Instead, it stopped abruptly, right outside of the door!
I immediately sat up, ready to defend our humble abode. Next, I heard shuffling. It sounded as if the biped was about to open the door.
As for what happened next, I am not proud, yet I must report the incident as it occurred. I leaped down from my chair and started creeping towards the door when all of the sudden the creature outside started banging on the door. It was clearly trying to enter and it sounded large enough to do it.
At that point, I lost it. I totally freaked out. I immediately ran into the bedroom but then remembered that the bed frame connects with the floor and there was no room to hide underneath! Next, I shot towards the dresser, but again, there was not enough room. In a state of complete and utter panic, I dashed behind the toilet and held myself perfectly still so that the intruder could not see me. I felt bad about leaving Michele alone, but my instincts had taken over.
I waited for nearly 30 minutes before attempting a return to the living room. First, I peeked around the corner and saw that Michele was sitting in her normal spot, eating lunch out of a cardboard box. Soon we made eye contact and she whistled and clicked her tongue. It was only then that I knew things had returned to normal.
MICHELE’S ADDENDUM – Another week has passed and the weather in Rapid City, SD remains uncooperative, to say the least. At one point I finally caved and ordered food delivery for the first time in quite a while. The food from Murphy’s Pub was fantastic, though I think the delivery driver may have scared Cal a little bit.