I can already tell that living in Michigan is going to be an adventure. Well, living anywhere seems to be an adventure for us, but this is going to be a different adventure. Not bad, just different.
Today started out pretty much like every other day....get up, make coffee, feed the offspring, blah blah blah...you know, the usual. My friend Phebe came over for coffee and after she left, we had lunch and then went to the store for a few items. Once we got home, we decided to go to the pool for a while. I was in my room getting changed when I heard one of the kids open the front door (I thought). When I walked out to see what was going on, they informed me that "some strange woman just walked in the door and then said she had a wrong number and walked back out!" Perplexed, I opened the front door to see a very confused-looking woman and a couple kids standing outside. She looked at me and said "I think I have the wrong number, I'm sorry". I told her it was okay and closed the door, still perplexed. Wrong number? It's a door, not a phone! After a little thought, though, I realized that she was a new tenant trying to find the door to her apartment, something that isn't as easy as you'd think here.
With that settled, the kids and I took off for the pool and met our friends. We spent a happy hour or so splashing around and then came back to our apartment. About an hour later, as Phebe and I were sitting chatting and the kids were playing, the doorbell rang. Phebe's daughter answered the door and - oh my gosh - a policeman was standing there. Two official-type people, actually, although the man was in police uniform and the woman was in some other sort of official garb. Once again perplexed, I asked what I could do for them. The officer told me that they were looking for a certain man and asked if I knew him. I had no idea and told him so, but he still asked to see my I.D. After a few more questions, and my careful explanation of just who I was and what I was doing here (!!!), he thanked me politely and left. Now I was not just perplexed but freaked out and slightly scared. Who is this guy they're looking for? WHY are they looking for him? Am I going to have an axe murderer showing up on my doorstep some night? Is it safe to let my kids go to the playground now, or should I be buying mace to walk to the mailbox? Eeeeek!
....okay, deep breath...the officer didn't indicate that this person is dangerous or that we had anything to be concerned about, so I'm going to assume that everything is fine. But you have to admit, it's weird. Some adventures I could do without. I think I'm going to go knit some sock and think "normal" thoughts for a while. Yeah, normal. Whatever that is.