"Hi this is Helena, from apartment xxxxx. Was there an unscheduled maintenance visit today? Because things were moved around while we were out, and I am really hoping that was you guys. If not, someone broke into our apartment."
Last night I came home from work, and almost tripped over a trash can on my way to the computer.
(it looks just like this)
"Weird. Why is this pulled out from under the desk?"
I grabbed it, and went to stick it back where it belongs...
...when a bunch of water came pouring out of it, onto the carpet.
"What the heck??"
That was a lot of water. At least 6 ounces.
I ran to the bathroom and grabbed one of our spare towels. As I knelt there, mopping it up, I sniffed it suspiciously. No scent.
Once I had that under control, I turned my attention to the trash can. There were no cups. No bottles. No bowls or anything else that would hold water. Just a bunch of office papers and tissues.
I checked the ceiling. No leaks.
"What was Kurt thinking?"
A few hours later, I asked him about it.
"Dude, did you move the trash can from under the desk?"
"Nope. I didn't."
""....are you sure?"
"And you didn't poor water into it, or put anything wet into it? And by wet, I mean full of water?"
"No. What is this about?"
"Crap. Someone has been in our home."
And so I left that voicemail for the office, the one up at the top of this post.
(They still haven't called back. But I guess it's only 11am.)
Later that night I remembered that the door was locked when I got home. It only locks from the outside, with a key.
My dad thinks that it's a maintenance worker, sneaking in and using our computer for nasty or illegal things.
(I immediately added a password)
He recommended we get one of these:
Teddy Bear Nanny Cam Hidden Camera - Wired B/W
I want to get one of these.
And one of these.
And one of these.
Oops. Just kidding, Kurt...
I'm hoping it was nothing. I'm hoping there is a simple explanation. But I'm worried that there's not.
Do you guys have any suggestions?
Or any idea why there was 6 oz of water in my trash can?
**UPDATED: Thy just called back. And it wasn't an office sanctioned visit.**
I am linking this to my sister's Blog Carnival, Small Treasures Tuesday. Because living in fear is a treasure.