Last night (or more like early today, it was around 1am), I heard a loud thud while I was checking my emails. Mikee was in our bedroom so I knew it wasn’t her. But the husband was still downstairs, and I thought he might have slipped and hearing that, I worried that he might have broken a bone.
But it wasn’t him. At the back part of the house, I saw a hand/arm behind the curtains (through the windows) seeming like he’s trying to reach for something. We asked who it was. No answer but the arm continued to reach for something. I asked the second time. Still, no answer. We were afraid to check behind the curtain, he might have a gun. So instead, we went in front of the house to sort of “trap” him from the other side.
I ran upstairs to get Mikee. I was shaking. My mind was freaking out, and it felt like we were about to be attacked. I forgot to lock the bedroom door, and just ran downstairs. But outside, we saw no one. We called the neighbors on our left. We all tried calling the barangay hall but no answer. There were two possibilities. The man escaped through the back. The back of our place is a commercial complex in the main road. Second, He went to the house to our right, because we saw the plants (that was supposed to block the view from each other’s houses) were crashed, like someone stepped on them.
We planned on buying exit alarm, more locks and other security devices. We are cutting trees in the garden, which we think were used as a hiding place (this isn’t the first time someone got inside, a neighbor just saw them while they were climbing over the gate, and scared them off).
Just relieved that nobody really got inside the house, or the rooms. And that we are all safe.