I came home this evening to this note "I saw who stole your beer" clothes-pinned to my screen door.
I opened the door to discover sure 'nuff the case of Miller Light was gone.
My house is very small and I often use my screened-in front porch as an extension of my living space.
I have wicker furniture, a church pew, my roller blades, bike helmet and lots of other stuff out there..
I've been lucky in the last ten years.
The only thing that has disappeared was a pair of speakers to a PA system.
I'd loaned it out, was not home when it was returned, so it was left on the porch.
The thief left the more valuable parts; the PA, two microphones, a milk crate full of cords, mic stands and the speaker stands.
I'm guessing they were pretty disappointed when they tried to hook up the speakers to a conventional stereo system.
I had lots of leftover beer and wine from my St. Valentine's Day party and I gave most of it away.
I was invited to a Easter party and offered to bring beer.
I thought I still had a case of Miller Light on the porch.
I realized on Saturday that it was gone, I assumed that I had farmed it out with the rest of the beer.
I bought another case from the Red Key.
Sunday morning I opened the case, and stuffed Easter grass, eggs and bunnies between the bottles.
It just seemed weird to bring beer to a party, I had to "holiday" it up!
I stuck it on the porch to chill.
I never made it to the party Sunday ( I need to start a secret blog about family junk) and forgot about the beer.
Apparently someone stole the beer off the porch today.
And someone else left an anonymous note.
I wonder how surprised they were when they opened the case to find a giant beer Easter basket.