Vandalism is quite rare in my neighborhood, but during the first couple of years of my writing about Team Kimberlin, there were several incidents at stately Hoge Manor. One morning, I found that my car had four flat tires, and seven years ago today, I ran this post titled This Afternoon’s Adventure.
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The door handle was properly attached and not the least bit loose when I left for work. It appears that while my wife and I were gone today, someone pulled so hard on the handle that the screw at the bottom was striped out of the door. Note the broken material around the screw hole.
Not knowing whether this was vandalism or an attempted break in, I called the Sheriff’s Office and then walked around the house to see if any of the other doors or windows had been disturbed. Nothing else was wrong, and the dead bolt on the front door was still locked. When a deputy arrived, we went in, cleared the house, and found nothing wrong. Some fingerprints were lifted and paperwork filled out, and the adventure, such as it was, came to an end.
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Part of Team Kimberlin’s response to that post was to make snide remarks about the cheap door on my house. In fact, the door was not overly pricey, but it was more expensive than most exterior doors. It’s made of composite material that has better insulating properties than most of materials available when we replaced the original front door a couple of decades ago.