Ok, about 2 hours ago, I was at the pc. (I'm home alone.) I had the French doors open in this room, to air the house out, and also most of the upstairs windows. Now, our backyard fence is only about 10-12 feet from the doors, and on the other side, is a common area, but we do own a couple of feet past the fence on that side. People can walk on the common area, but on ours, it's extremely rare (I've been here over 4 years). I heard something walking on the leaves behind my fence, turned around then saw a man, facing my house, pressed up against the fence, staring at me ( he could see my back clearly from there). I think he was at first staring into my yard (he could also see the open window upstairs), but I don't know why he would be--nothing interesting there. I know it's not illegal, but it just seems a tad odd, esp, when I caught him staring at me. When I got up to lock the door, he left fast; I can't honestly say he ran, as I didn't actually see him, but he was gone very quickly. I kind of wonder if he was casing the house, esp. as he saw the open windows and the open door (BTW, the French doors have sliding screens in them; I wouldn't leave open if it weren't for those, in case you were wondering).
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12/31/08 at 10:06am