Yesterday afternoon I headed out to my new listing to attach a name rider to my sign. Now, my listing is a cool old house with lots of potential, but its somewhat weathered appearance, combined with the tall, overgrown hedges, give it a look that's, well, appropriate for today's holiday.
To add to the eeriness of it all, I arrive at the house yesterday to find a downed sign, a dismantled mailbox and a dead raccoon within steps of each other. And I'm standing there trying to figure out if these events are connected, and if the raccoon had anything to do with it.
My first reaction was to blame the next-door neighbors. Did they yank down my sign because it may have been in their line of sight? Were they too passive/aggressive to call the phone number on my rider?
After a few more moments of pondering, however, this what I'm pretty sure happened: Someone was probably going down the street in the middle of the night at a good rate of speed when they suddenly hit the poor, unsuspecting raccoon. The impact sent the raccoon flying through my sign, smacking itself hard against the mailbox, and knocking it off of its post before finally arriving at his final resting place. At least I think it happened this way.
Anyway, I'm off to call King County Animal Control so that they can remove the raccoon before the trick-or-treaters come around. After all, isn't that my job?
HAVE A SAFE AND FRIGHTFULLY FUN HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!