They are retired (actually laid off but not really looking for jobs), in their late 50's and have NEVER had children. They live in a neighborhood full of children. Therein lies the problem... I tell my dh that they probably have a wagon/cage in their garage like the King and Queen on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. If they could, the would put all the children in there and ship them off.
When we got home from our vacation last week, she immediately came over, knocked on our door and said, "Is that GARBABGE on the side of your house?" We live on a corner and the neighborhood teens have decided that since that's a pretty private place, they would make it their hangout - they park, sit on my lawn and then empty their cars of trash before driving off. Let's just say that I LOVE my "automatic" sprinklers...
Yesterday, her dh wanders over while I am out watering my hanging baskets. He said, "Did your boys spread bread crumbs in your back yard before you left?" I said, "Yes - it was bread that would have molded while we were gone." He said, "Well, don't do that again, it attracts rats and I had to go over and pick it all up." I had to BITE my tongue to not say, "Oh, well, we thought we'd give them a roll to go with the cherries, apples, zuchinni, peas and four kinds of berries we have growing back there. It completes our whole "Rat Buffet" landscaping concept" Good grief... I just looked at him and said, "It was for the birds and we've never seen a rat."
I guess I should perform a community service and get "Gladys" a hobby so she and her dh will stop watching my house and yard. Anyone know of a line of scrapbook products that will nicely accent surveillance photos????