Thursday, June 5, 2008

Our Car ALMOST Got Stolen???

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What a Way to End My YESTERDAY!!! I'm not sure if our car was almost stolen, vandalized or what...

Let's me start with a recap of what I went through yesterday...please bear with me [and my 'whining'].

1) **Closing - scheduled but didn't happen**It MAY be happening today. Update later!

2)**Cable - Pain in the you know what! Went 'kaboink' at around 11 AM, fixed at around 4! Dealt with some incompetent CS.**

You would think those were the 2 "highlights" of my day yesterday and nothing can go wrong anymore. Right?? W-R-O-N-G!!! Let me share with you what happened just before I went to bed! Read On....

After my 'eventful' day, I decided to turn in a bit early. At around 10:30 PM, I turned off my lappy and started turning off the lights while waiting for my lappy to be totally off.

Just when I was pulling out the computer's plug off the wall, I glimpsed outside. I saw these 2 young men, teenagers, walking on the street... towards our way. I was not planning on paying attention but I saw them going up our property.

Our property has no fence. We have a privacy fence behind the house. We don't have a garage either so the car is parked by the kitchen door.

I saw these 2 young men going up the property by the kitchen where the car is parked. So I ran to the kitchen [the lights were off so they couldn't see inside the house] and looked out the window...through the blinds...to see what they were doing.

One of the men was standing by the tree on our property acting as a LOOK OUT! The other one was by the driver's door of our car. I couldn't see what he was doing but I knew he was about to do something really BAD.

My mind was running 200 mph at that moment. Should I wake hubby up or not? I was thinking it may be too late to do that as the other man was already by the car!

So I did what I thought was the best thing to do at that moment. I turned ON the light outside!!! The light is by the kitchen door and it directly lights up where they were.

As soon as I did that, the "look out" started running away. The other one followed suit...fast! I opened the door and stared at them running away! Yep, I did that! Why? I don't know!!

As soon as they were out of my sight, I woke hubby up and told him what happened. He went outside to check. Fortunately, no damage was done to the car. He went around the property just to check if there's anything suspicious going on. None!

Me? I started shaking. The magnitude of what just happened started to sink in. The neighbor's dog started barking right about this time. I think it heard the men running away. The neighbor's security light came on and the neighbor came out after my husband came back in. I *think* she [the neighbor] saw the men running away.

After about 20 minutes of watching out, we decided to go back to bed....but I couldn't sleep. So I stayed in our little one's room. Why? Because I could see the road from her bedroom window. Yes, I wanted to keep watching out. After about an hour of doing that, I decided to go to bed. I woke up at around 3 AM...got up to check again.

In short, I didn't get the sleep I wanted to. I was too worried to do that. Tonight, I'm going to ask the husband to park the car inside the privacy fence...just for my peace of mind.

We are still wondering what those 2 men/kids were planning in doing. Steal the car, vandalize it or maybe steal gas - which is the 'crime' of the season because of gas prices.

Whatever it was, we're glad they were not able to do it.

As for me....I am still a bit on edge. NOW I cannot wait to MOVE!!!

21 comments:

HulaGirl said...

I get nervous while reading, kahit dito pag may mga tao nag uusap sa my park trcu lalo pag gabi, napapraning si ako! lol, ur absolutely right uso na ngayon ang nagnanakaw ng gas, baka car jacked un kc nasa my driver's door and isa, kakatakot kahit saan talaga my mga bad people...

HulaGirl said...

i mean parked truck, nabulol na sa nervous lolz

Gracey said...

Good thing you noticed before goin' to bed. Otherwise they could've damaged your car or steal it even. Man oh man, these people are everywhere! You don't even feel safe at your own house anymore. Our neighbor got broken into couple months ago and I saw the guy running towards their house! Better lock the doors and park the garage where you can see it. Why don't you get a watch dog, sis?

Motherhood! said...

OMG! I am utterly shocked whilst reading this entry of yours. What you did is right but dangerous. You are lucky they didn't have any weapon with them. That is really scary Mama Jul's ay kung sa akin nangyari yon baka hinimatay na kaagad ako, lol. Tarantado talaga mga teenagers ngayon, kahit saan may mga ganoon. Yupp, you should move to a safer location.

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Mummy Sheng said...

that really was horrendous! good thing you were still up. i know you'd be panicking in that situation! very clever of you to just turn the light on and didn't go outside. with weapons or none, who knows what they could do.

we really must be cautious and vigilant nowadays. no place is safe anymore! i bet you couldn't wait to move to your new house!

take care!

Cecile said...

i know how you felt that time. same thing happened to me when i was living in malaysia. i did what you did and the guy ran away. i was so nervous that i really had trouble sleeping for days after that. i still have phobia from that kahit na dito na ako sa U.S.

Life's Endless Possibilities said...

Darleng, pati aku migalgalan na keng istoria mu. sinet mesa itang alarm na balang mangatakutan deng buysit a anak.

juliana said...

this is cool!now, I know I can leave you comments pa rin. might delete blogspot na in a few days.salamat!

grabe, I would have done the same thing, yun nga lang, pag ako yan, may hawak akong knife siguro pagbukas ng pinto.

the thing is, just like you, mukhang I'll be praning na every night. just hope mag close na kayo para makalipat na. may buyer na ba nyan old house?

JeFf & NoVa said...

OMG!!! that's really scary and horroble... i think it should be very safe if yo'll just put your car inside your private fence...

i'm glad nothing happens. maybe those 2 kids will going to steal ur car... i'm glad
it didn't happen...

Nelle said...

I can imagine how do u feel after that. But you did the best thing, and lucky you guys they don't have guns or whatever. But I'm glad you're all okay after. Take care ate J! And yeah, shake that all of now!! hehe.. mwah!

Wena said...

bad people are everywhere. good thing they got scared when turned the lights on.

marites1034 said...

Wow, buti nalang..you were still awake. That is soooo scary! Thank goodness, nothing happened. Ingats!

Prily said...

Oh,Juliana,what can i say?I would say that you're a brave and a very intelligent woman! You just did the right thing! I know you said you are nervous (as i would feel by reading through your post! to think that we, your readers are nervous are nervous as well), but you acted so calmly on the very instant of the situation. What an experience, my dear! Ah, our society! And those teenagers? Just bad...bad! Thank God everything is okay. The car is okay, the property is okay, and most importantly, you're all okay.God bless you and your family,my friend!

Pinay Mommy said...

it was very quick of you to think something like that. you were brave to do that. tamang-tama ang speed ng utak mo at 200mph! hehehe...

but the point is, I am glad you and the family are OK. it's the best thing that matters!

honey said...

OMG!katakot naman nyan ate J-grabeh your so brave and such a smart thinker...

- G - said...

That must've been tough. I'm glad you caught them in time and I'M GLAD THEY JUST RAN AWAY and didn't do you and your family any harm.

GODBLESS!

Dezz said...

wow! while reading your post mummy, ako ang kinakabahan hehe. I think you did the right moved. Kung ako siguro yon nahimatay na ako sa takot and I wake up my Babe Dako siguro hehe.
Tama ibang comments here anywhere in the world is not safe. Now, I read your post makes me think I'm gonna lock my car after I parked in the garage kc kahit san may mga bad people talaga. Kc after I park I leave my keys inside the car hehe I know medyo safe dito sa place namin kc malayo kami sa high way, private family & property and only 2 houses lang, amin at in laws ko magkaharap and big garage in the center. Pero kahit na cgr hnd talaga sure 100% safe! Waaaaaaa my mind is thinking bad now, kc my in-law kahit nasa labas ng mall mag parked nasa loob din ang keys lagi hahahaa..That means pag open goodbye car!-:)

Thanks naman I read this. Now I learned. Btw, you're very smart mummy you did the right thing.

take care,
dezz

blessedmom said...

oh my mommy j! that was scary! good thing nothing happened to u or ur family...thank goodness! that would worry me a lot too..di rin ko makakatulog...but i hope u get peace of mind now pra makatulog k namn at ma-preserve ang beauty mo..:)

ingat mommy j! have a nice weekend ahead of u! :)

laura said...

oh my....katakot naman cguro kung ako nanginig na buong kalamnan ko sa gigil para sugurin hahaha...hay bad pipol talaga kahit saan d baga kumayod para d gumawa ng kasamaan buti nalang....hope ok na u at wag ng agwori kaw rin mababawasan ganda u nyan...btaw ay I always visit ur site kaso dyahe ako maki pag xlinks gagaling nyu kc kaya visit visit nalang c ako hehehe

Ritchiela said...

That was the bravest act you've done as a woman,I think?I know if that thing happens I should have shouted or run to wake my husband and help me stop them.

Di nyo po ni-report sa P-U-L-I-S-Y-A?

Del said...

Wow that is scary and you did a good job. I'm late reading this post, but i'm glad nothing bad happened there.

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