Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Monsters in my closet

I'm sure I've mentioned this before--there's a little gnome door inside my closet on the outside wall. Quite frankly, it freaks me out a little. I know, rationally, there is nothing inside the dark space behind the gnome door that will hurt me, but I can't help feeling a bit uneasy when the door is unblocked. That's why I like to keep a bunch of boxes piled up in front of that door and why I always--always--close the closet door. This week, because I'm a slob--that's right, I'm admitting it in public--my laundry basket is in front of the closet door. So, imagine my surprise when I went to open the closet door this morning and found that the handle was loose.
Can you see that gap? The screws to loosen or tighten the knob are on the inside of the closet!!! (shhh...the monsters in my closet are trying to get me). Also, I noticed this:I can only surmise that the monsters in my closet are wee and were kicking at the door with their tiny ineffectual feet before one of them decided to remove the handle, although I'm not exactly sure of that logic because the door isn't locked. It's only blocked. I think the monsters in my closet are also a little slow on the uptake.

I tightened the screws extra tight this morning and gave a warning to whoever may have been listening. "I sure hope this works. It would be a shame if my ferocious, yet silent, guard dog were to get a hold of whatever is doing this." Before you ask, no; I don't have a ferocious, yet silent, guard dog, but the wee and none-too-bright monsters in my closet don't know that.

7 comments:

Annika said...

I heard the gnomes read your blog. Look out!

woolanthropy said...

OH those feisty monsters. Imagine the racket they make while you are at work. Maybe one day they will scary the pants of Frau when she makes an unexpected raid to kiss your hand towels.

jenna! said...

I think your gnomes have friends at my house. On Sunday Jane sat up and started barking at my OPEN bedroom door. Both Dick & I looked at what she was barking at and saw nothing. Completely freaked me out. Obviously she knew about something we didn't.

Anonymous said...

You are such a scaredy cat! take the knobs off! Then the gnomes will have to use popsicle sticks to get out, and where would they come up with those?

Ellen Bloom said...

Natalie cracks me up.

Laurie Ann said...

Anonymous--Gnomes are crafty. Gnomes can carve popsicle sticks from the hangers in my closet. Also, I don't know what kind of supplies they have behind that little door.

Helena Handbasket said...

Oh Laurie, I just loved this. Please keep us posted. My brain will be grinding away at the mystery all day as I sling Frappuccinos and brew coffee. There might be a good book in here somewhere or at least a short story.