Sad news. Our home was burglarized.
If you remember from our early posts, I did say we lived in Baltimore City. And that we got an alarm system immediately after we purchased the house. We knew this would happen someday. It finally did.
First of all, it was a minimal theft. Someone walked onto our porch at 3 am and stole some of our new potted herbs. Two basil plants and another plant.
No one was harmed. We actually caught the robbery on our new Ring camera/doorbell, but did not wake up to the alarm. We reported it to the police. We know the thief - she walks her dog in our neighborhood at odd hours in the morning. We are pretty sure we will catch her.
Our neighbors have been incredibly supportive. A few other neighbors have had plants stolen before and after our theft. A neighbor offered us some replacement basil that is now potted and sitting on our porch. It has been a blessing getting to know people on our block in this madness.
We are going to continue to leave our potted plants and herbs on our porch. The previous basil was growing so well that the boyfriend had repotted some cuttings to give away to our neighbors. If the thief had just asked, we would have given her some as well. We are not going to let her actions change our lives.
We are incredibly grateful that the crime was so minimal and that no one was harmed. Still, I have trouble understanding why anyone would steal plants. The pots were small, inexpensive, and lightweight. The plants were small but bountiful. It is difficult to conceive.
I am working on a few other projects that I will be sharing with you soon. A new fall wreath and hopefully some completed rooms. I've been buying more pillows. And we've been traveling.