As you know I’ve been staying over at my parents’ house while waiting for the bedrooms to be fixed up. Since the school year started with the boys actually. Been trying to check on the apartment every week to make sure everything is alright, grab the mail, etc.
For a long time now since we moved into this apartment I have felt like there has been someone that has been coming in here messing with our belongings. There was even one time that someone wrecked my Autistic son’s room – the only son that keeps his things orderly – and a bunch of DS games went missing. Our landlord seemed unconcerned and everyone seemed to think that my youngest was to blame. But here’s the thing about it, all three boys each had a copy of the same DS game and all three copies of that game went missing that day. If one of the boys were to blame that boy would have kept his copy.
Anyway, one kind visitor to my blog gave me advice on how to rig my door to prove to my mind that someone is in fact coming in unauthorized and not my brain playing tricks on me. Setting it up requires opening, shutting, and locking the door a specific way so as not to “trip” the set up.
Well sure enough today I stopped by to check on things and the door had been “tripped”. So I checked around and found that my circuit breaker box was wide open and had been messed with. I also found the heater UNPLUGGED. Like what the hell? My freezer compartment smelled spoiled too. Everything in the fridge and freezer needs to be thrown away now. Didn’t find anything missing as far as I can tell, but seriously what. the. fuck. This isn’t the first time I’ve come home to find weird ass shit like this, but at least by rigging the door I now know for certain someone is letting themselves in with a key.
I’m not being paranoid or losing my mind here. Someone is in fact fucking with me and my family for whatever reason and they have been doing it for some time.
If it was the landlord legally they needed to call me in advance and they have my parents’ phone number on the lease AND they have already demonstrated that they know where my parents live by showing up on that very weird day last month with the “crying child” complaint. Legally they can’t come in there to do anything with circuit breaker without a 24 notice. What possible kind of emergency could there have been to require that? NONE. Also, why are they unplugging my heat registers when I’m the one paying for the heat?
So if not them, then who? Someone has a key to my apartment because there is no signs of forced entry. My paranoid mind wants to say if it’s the landlord then they are trying to set me up for damages. The alternative is someone is trying to trigger an episode. Neither scenario is something I want to think about because it means nothing good.
In any case I told my parents about all of this. How I rigged the door, the evidence of it being tripped, and what I found. Dad told me that I need to start bringing everything I can – starting with the most important and portable things first – over now. He also said I need to put in my notice of intent to move now. I’ve already drafted it. Time to mail it. This ends now. Time to cut my losses and leave as quietly and quickly as possible.