SD15 Sneaking Out?
I have suspected for some time, but I found something today that was rather suspicious to me. I had to order more propane, and I thought I heard the truck come and go, so I went out to check. It is easier to access the propane tank from the the door off of the utility room. I go to unlock the door to go out, and find that it is already unlocked! Now, we typically do not use this door at all...only when we need to access things at that end of the house or in the back, which even then, it is only me who uses it. I'll also use it when I'm doing a thorough cleaning of the utility room...to put the trash right outside the door (which I haven't done since the new dryer was delivered months ago, and it is again due). I know I always make a point to check that the door is locked when I use it. It isn't the easiest to lock...you have to lean on the door with your weight to get it lined up right.
The door is all the way at one end of the house, and I cannot hear what is going on in the utility room from our bedroom because there are three walls between that room and the bedroom (wall between utility room and master closet, master closet and master bath, and master bath and bedroom). I know that it isn't a case like TGIHB where SD15 forgot a key and was trying to keep something unlocked to get back in the house, because I work from home, and she knows she can just ring the bell if she doesn't have her key. So, the only other thing that makes any sense is that SD15 is using that door to sneak out, because she knows I will wake up if the front door is opened (as it is right outside our bedroom door, and I'm a light sleeper). BS19 has no reason to "sneak out", as he is really only under the rule of letting us know where he is for his own safety, and don't do anything stupid...he is a grown adult at this point. No matter what time he comes home, he uses the front door.
Going to be keeping a close eye on this door from now on!! If anything, how long has this door been sitting unlocked? That freaks me out a bit!!! Yeah, we live in the country, but we have still had problems out here...one kid used to break into houses, and last year was arrested for stabbing his step-dad over a cat. The grown guy across the street who lives with his grandparents used to break into empty houses, and would be around the neighborhood drunk all the time. Dude came over to our house a couple of times trying to see if he could cut the grass for us, and he really creeped me out. Debating on saying something to DH now, or wait until I find it unlocked again...but would he even believe me? I mean, I could easily see him brushing it off as someone else in the house used the door and forgot to lock it, because he refuses to believe that the princess does any of that stuff that she did at BM's here!