Four-wheeler and an Angry Woman

Our small and simple peaceful home is precious to me!
So just Tuesday Mom and I were in town (me for a dentist appointment, ugh) and then we came back here to the house to spend some time with the critters.  I had just walked outside when I heard the very loud sound of an ATV screeching out of our long PRIVATE driveway.

Um, no.  That is not okay.

They left very quickly, it was pretty obvious they knew they were not supposed to be there.  I was steaming.

My chickens!  My peace and quiet!  My geese!  I will call the police if it happens again.  I will!
Our home is our animal haven.
I was so upset by it that I couldn't sleep last night.  I kept picturing all of these crazy scenarios, like my cats getting run over or the chickens being so terrified they refused to lay.  I kept imagining this stupid ATV going up and down our driveway all day and night, or even that it might cause me to be unable to work on my reports.  I imagined being out working with Bill and him spooking at the loud noise.  I imagined me being out on my porch with a a shotgun and a cellphone dialing 911.  Oh, boy, these images were starting to get interesting haha!  A slingshot might work.  Okay, I should probably calm down now.

It was past midnight.  I realized I was acting maybe just a little crazy.  After all, as far as I knew the punk kid only did it once.  HOPEFULLY that would be it...

Sometimes I blow things really far out of proportion.  I think it is called making a mountain out of a mole hill.  Well, just so you know, I am pretty much a wild mountain-making factory.  I tend to do this with well, let's be honest, pretty much everything in life.  Everything is a big deal to me!  Do you ever feel this way?  I hope I am not alone.  I look at problems with a microscope.  Ha!

Oh, also.  It is Thursday and no sign anywhere of the punk ATV kid.  (Haha, that is such an assumption.)  Also, to my delight, our next door ranch neighbors (the only people we share our drive with) posted some bright NO TRESPASSING signs down near the entrance to our driveway.  So that should take care of that!  (I hope.)

Just breathe.  Haha!


  1. We have neighbors who ATV through the 200 acres of corn field which surrounds our house every year after harvest. Drives our dogs batty. I would be ticked, too, if it came up our drive.
    People (in cars)often mistake our drive for a street. I understand it when it's dark, but in the light of day, it's creepy. We've had people pull all the way up, go around the circle, and leave. Many times. I don't even blink anymore when headlights show up at the end of our drive. People turn around in it nightly. I only get annoyed when they hit our mailbox on the other side of the street when they back out.
    I don't know why I just told you all of that. :)

    1. It is creepy! People need to learn to have some respect! I understand needing to turn around, but coming all the way up the drive is just rudeness. Why did you tell me all that? Because you knew I needed to know I am not alone in my thinking. LOL!

  2. LOL I do the same thing, make mountains out of mole hills so I can understand. And I can certainly understand your upset, I'd go nuts too. Hopefully he smartens up and never does that again, or he'll be really, really, sorry. We have people who have a right away through our place to their cottage on the lake and they don't bother us, we don't bother them, but one time one of the younger daughters came flying through here and my horse got scared and fell and she really heard it from me. But she always drives super slow through here now too so it worked. :) I don't think I've ever been that mad in my life!

    1. I am glad I am not alone! Oh that would make me mad if it scared Bill so much it made him fall! Poor thing. I haven't seen a sign of him the last few days so I am feeling pretty relieved! :)


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