Friday, November 14, 2008

You know it's time to move when THIS happens...

Let me start this story by explaining that Garth and I live in a safe city, in a cute apartment in walking distance to an adorable downtown. We love where we live and have always felt safe. We enjoyed the apartment so much we even went to renew our lease, but were unable to because we didn't have a money order for the renewal fees. Since the banks were closed we said we would be back Saturday to renew.
We go home, eat dinner and pop in a movie. Suddenly we heard banging on the door across from us and this: "POLICE! Open up!" Garth grabs me and takes me into the bedroom incase their was gunfire, sigh, my hero. Just like in the movies, we hear: "Get down on the ground!!!"
After the commotion stops Garth and I spy through the peep hole. We see about 5 cops (with guns!!) searching the apartment! By now, Garth and I are fighting over the peephole. One cop leaves the apartment and starts talking on his phone. Naturally, we easedrop. We only hear bits and pieces of the conversation so we don't know what is going down. We are pretty sure it was a drug bust and we know the cops had a search warrant. We watched as one of our neighbors was arrested and taken away by the cops.
I don't know about you, but I believe this was a sign from God that we should NOT be renewing our lease. We have an appointment after work to see a new place. We have 3 weeks until our lease is up so we will be pretty busy packing these next few days!

38 comments:

Mrs. Forever said...

oh no! Good luck finding a new place!!!

Robyn said...

I would definitely be moving after that episode. Good luck finding a new place!

Shea said...

Wow, thats a whole lotta drama! Good luck finding a new place!

Miss Anne said...

Thank goodness you were safe!

Yes, definately a new place!

Prayers for the "right" one!

:)

Katrina said...

yikes! That's crazy! Hope you are able to find a nice new place soon, and that packing doesn't stress you out too much! =)

KC said...

Yep, definitely time to move! Though maybe now that they are arrested, the neighborhood will be safe again! ;-)

Lis said...

Definitely time to move! Good luck finding a new place!

Kassie said...

Wow! You are right! Talk about a sign from God!!

d.a.r. said...

Um yikes! I think God has been trying to tell you something and had to resort to the bullhorn method! :)

Good luck finding a new place!

Krystyn said...

Thanks for stopping by.

God does have a plan, right. Glad you heard it.

Good luck finding a new place.

Amy (Metz) Walker said...

Whoa! That's crazy. My husband and I moved after our 6 month lease was up last year b/c we heard gunshots several times...whew!

Carrie said...

Yes move that sounds like a great idea! I would have been fighting over the peep hole too!

Emily said...

so glad you found my blog... I am going to add you to my favs! I love your blog and yes you need to find a new place:) and fast! we dont want anything happending to you!
nice to meet you:)

Milltini said...

oh no! sounds like an episode straight out of Law & Order...hope you guys find a new, safe place that you love! happy friday!

Megan said...

WOW!! Thats crazy, After living in apartment buildings for the last 4 yrs I have had many nights of looking through a peep hole to see what is going on. Good luck on your aparment search! But I have realized this type of stuff just comes with apartments, no matter where you live :-)

Sweetassbabs said...

Yeah that is a sign if I have ever seen one. Moving sucks though. Good luck. I am glad you found my blog and you are now in my google reader.

Sarah said...

Wow! I definitely believe that things happen for a reason and that sounds like one of them! Good luck with finding a new place!

Kari Beth said...

oh my heavens. i would have been FREAKING out! something similar happened to me about 3 1/2 years ago in my apt...a girl was being abused by her crazy boyfriend and i heard it all through the wall! oh my! good luck finding a new place...that can be super stressful. but as you can see...god is always in charge!

ps...love your new header!

Megan said...

Wow.. that is pretty crazy!! I like your new header. Good luck finding a new place!!

Ashley said...

WOW! If there ever was a sign, that's definitely it!!!!

And i LOVE your new page :-)

GIRL FROM THE LAND of 10KL said...

Oh my gosh, I'm glad to hear you're moving! Yikes. Have a good weekend =)

Chelsie said...

Yikes! Sounds like you need to get out of there ASAP. Good luck packing and all doing all the fun stuff that comes with moving!

Far From Perfect said...

First of all-yes time to move. I'm assuming you live in a larger city & apartments are difficult to come by??

Maybe with them gone it's safe now?
Love your posts-enjoyed it all. Thanks for stopping-see you again.QP

ka1t_lyn said...

First, if you feel called to move (and I would after that) go ahead and pray about it and then do so.

Second, love your banner!

Sandy Toes said...

How fun...that would be me!! I love the show "Cops"!
-sandy toes

Pleasant Drive said...

oh. my. goodness. I would pack and move, too! I'm so glad that you have your life back after the event. And, I love your new header!

Liana said...

so scary but good thing your man was there!! makes you feel so much better right! good luck on finding a new place...and i love your new background for the holidays :D

Joelle said...

oh my gosh that is scary. seriously, time to move i'd say.

Living in the moment said...

hi! thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours!! I'm also glad that you are getting a new place. That would scare the crap out of me too!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I would be moving too!

Mrs. Domestic said...

An incident like that may not necessarily be a sign you need to renew your lease. Stuff like that can happen anywhere, really. You'd be surprised all the different walks of people who end up getting busted for drugs. I think you should be able to get access to a police report. As a neighbor you should have a right to know what happened.

Maria said...

I'm glad you guys are okay. Sure does sounds like a sign from God!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Good GRIEF! Move for heaven's sake!

Rachel said...

Definately a sign to move on. I wish you luck finding a place. God speaks in his way!

Mary said...

Whoa, that is really scary! Do you know your neighbors at all? Good luck finding a new apartment with law-abiding neighbors!

Tasha said...

Wow! That's scary! I guess bad things can happen anywhere but that incident would make me want to get the heck out of that apartment complex too! I hope you find a perfect new place!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Oh my! Good luck finding a new place. We are leasing a duplex right now and it makes me wonder what is going on behind our neighbors closed door...they have some suspicious activity going on.

Mrs. Buck said...

That's so scary! I'm glad you guys are moving to a new place!