Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Neighborhood Watch (aka The Joy of Homecoming Week)

It's 9:45pm and I'm heading out the door for my evening run in a few moments. Tonight I'm on a mission. Details when I return.

Update 11:30pm. All appears to be quiet out on the Tundra so far this evening. Last night was not the case. It's homecoming week for the DCG Mustangs and that means a good number of pranksters have been making the rounds. Usually you would see a number of homes get TP'd or a house might end up with a mass of "For Sale" signs in its yard. This year things are turning destructive as the Juniors and Seniors try to out do each other.

At 3:30 this morning my wife(who was on her way to work)woke me up to inform me that our sons car was covered in vegetable oil and flour. I got up and sure enough she was right. So I decided to wash his car before I went to work. Now the cooler weather here means that the windows were covered in dew. Instictively I turned on the wipers. The blades smeared oil across the windshield and now I could not see out of the car.

Very cautiously I drove to the wash. The pranksters had been there too. Bags of flour were smashed all over the parking lot. When I went to use the foaming wand I discovered just how premeditated these pranksters were. The wands were also covered in vegetable oil. As ticked off as I was, that did make me chuckle a bit. Still the idea of other students getting in their cars and trying to drive to school with a smeared windshield haunted my morning. Our high school is out on a two lane highway which is not the best place for teen drivers to begin with. Along that 10 mile stretch of road we have a fatality or serious accident every year. We have a nephew that nearly died in a head on collision a few years back because another student threw a pop bottle out of a car window and he swerved to avoid it. So I take the driving safety of our local kids very seriously.

I caught wind that tonight the juniors were going to seek revenge by egging senior cars around town. I did not notice anything suspicious while I was out. I did however notice that the presence of our sheriff's department has been stepped up this afternoon and evening. So that has been my day. Hope yours has been better.

I updated the map in the right hand column. At present I am north of Atlanta. When I last added things up I was about 100 miles behind the Orlando goal. I will work on researching that goal in the days ahead.

Be sure to check out TDC #21 for Lisa's Toonfest report. It's a longer than average show but it flies right by. Fabulous job Lisa!


-- Ryan P. Wilson said...

I'm intrigued...

Matt said...

I think these kids deserve a good old fashioned a** whoopin'! That's what would have happened to me if I had done something like that!

Chris said...

wow, they take their pranks serious out there in cornlandia! Nothing like that here in Connecticut, at least not that I'm aware of. I'd have been pretty ticked off as well.

Sorry for being so absent on the blog as of late! Trying to keep up with it though as I always feel extra motivated by y'all.

MikeF. said...

I have to tell ya that if those kids put that much effort and though into their school work as they do their pranks. Iowa should give them all scholarships.

DebWDW said...

That's some serious pranking! Hope your son appreciates his dad!

sambycat said...

wow. i thought that sign meant spy vs. spy was going on in the hood.

what happened to fizzies in the pool?