We were about an hour away from home, on a 3 hour trip to lay my husband’s sweet grandfather to rest. It was already a pretty stressful and emotional day, and then the phone rang. Our dog has been seen wandering the neighborhood. Perfect. We start the telephone game, calling all of our neighbors, trying to figure out who is home and who can help!
One of our neighbors was able to get our sweet pup and return him to our house. They then realized that both the front and back door were wide open. It appeared that our home had been broken into. So now we’re double stressed and I am officially an emotional wreck.
CUE THE AMAZING NEIGHBORS
Our neighbors took care of everything! Two of them called the police and filled them in on everything! One of them was watching the dog (that was the plan all along, but bonus points here because the poor puppy was pretty shaken up). The other was playing super spy over the fence making sure no one came back later for more. The list goes on. They acted so fast that we don’t think the culprits had time to take ANYTHING.
While they don’t live in the neighborhood, I have to thank our neighborly law enforcement! The Walton County Sheriff’s office really stepped up. They knew we wouldn’t be home until the following day and they kept a really close eye on the house, which gave us peace of mind.
I already knew that I had amazing neighbors, and wow they really show up when we needed them. Today is National Good Neighbor Day and we really have the best. I don’t know what we would have done without the help from our super star neighbors!