A while back, I mentioned doing a door-wash on Samhain this year, the point being – among other things – too keep out anyone with nasty intentions.
And then someone broke into our apartment at 2am, the other night.
Thing is, it was the temporary security guard who’d be hired to keep an eye on the place while the super intendent was out for the night.
He’d locked himself out of the office but, having the Universal Key, figured he’d go and hunt through the super’s apartment (…in the dark…) looking for a spare set of keys.
It’s worth noting, at this stage of the game, that we live in what would normally be the super intendent’s apartment. We’ve had visits from the police who also wanted the super (that was a bit of a shock the first time it happened, I don’t mind telling you). We’re considering putting a note on the door directing all-comers elsewhere on that front.
Anyway. My wife lept out of bed and chased the guy – in his uniform, which is why she didn’t beat him up – out of the apartment and into the lobby.
So… My question is: Did it work?
Not the chasing him out of the apartment bit, and not the grounds for a lawsuit against our landlords bit (though we’re not going down that road if we can avoid it, thanks), but the bit where my spell was supposed to keep out ill intentions.
Because… He didn’t take anything. Ghost met him halfway through our kitchen – meaning that he’d walked past both our purses, a functional CD player, at least one lap top, and some nice (if heavy) antiques, plus a couple of fivers lying on the coffee table.
We’re pretty sure that he really did just screw up and then screw up worse when he tried to fix the problem.
Mostly, I think that the next time I do a doorwash I need to include something about deterring uninvited visitors/strangers or something… :-\
Meliad the Birch Maiden.
 In our neighbourhood (in our building) five dollars = one fix OR enough to keep you in ramen for the last week of the month, so it’s not to be sneezed at. Just for context.
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