|Blurb from the online Stamford Advocate that made me |
Decide to ask around what is going on in my condo!
Here is the video
So normally I write about: ways to reduce spending, vacations, my kitchen disasters or baking projects. All of a sudden my condo complex was not going to be the place I baked cookies as a thank you. Yeah I had planned to bake a giant cookie as a Thank You to one of my husband's friend who gave us a tour around Martha's Vineyard. So to my hubby's friend the cookies are coming next week!
All of a sudden my condo complex turned into the Dakota! My condo is actually a very nice condo complex to the untrained eye with a gazebo and plenty of green space. Lately I have felt like we are never going to sell this place and like a Rosemary situation was happening! Now well I am not sure we can ever! I should have know when the NIGHT BEFORE my hubby and I were talking about selling the place. He said to me "you know the condos seems to be going up in price and it might not be a problem selling our place!" That is what sealed the deal!
We had problems with the previous tenants in 3B of my condo complex with section 8, drug dealing, prostitution and undesirables. At one time there was a revolving stint of people staying there under the same section 8 person who vacationed at another place and it was so weird it seemed to be a lifetime movie! Random men would loudly talk and slam the door to the condo door entrance from 10:00 pm until about 3:00 am! People kept thinking I was joking when I said there is someone smoking crack, selling drugs and turning tricks upstairs in my condo.
I had a running log of what happened in that apartment. I have listed them here:
It was not just me being a timid white girl this really happened and I was terrorized. There were a couple of days when I never left the condo except to take my dog out. One day when my husband was at work and it was really bad I waited the 8 hours to take out my dog and waited to take my dog out with my husband (who has a permit to carry a firearm). It took us 3 years to get people that terrorized me at night out of the condo then a year later this happens. So when I saw the bomb squad and the News Helicopter was so loud over head. I had to get out! The sounds of the above News Helicopter were so loud above my condo it was hard to ignore!
Then when looking at the news later with my husband he noticed one of the guys they interviewed. (I cannot find the news clip with the man and also that would be libel if I posted the clip). The one guy that we saw on one of the channels is a creepy middle aged man that watches people in his car. In the winter this guy they interviewed runs shirtless in short, shorts and just gloves down at Cove, Island. What is it about the people that they always interview? Never is it a person on the news that the reports interview actually have something good to say. Either it is waving kids in the background, the crackhead, the person who always says 'but he/she was so quiet,' The family always says 'he/she was such a good boy/girl' and you get the person who just wants to go back home! These people the interview never add to the story. It was frustrating we had no information about what was going on in the unit. Our local news channel 12 which just does Fairfield, CT news had nothing about the event! So we were just without good information until Friday afternoon.
I do say in the spirit of October and chilling stories the man who wrote Rosemary's Baby Ira Levin also wrote The Stepford Wives. Ira Levin wrote in the Fairfield County area as well. Stepford is known to be based in Fairfield County, CT perhaps Greenwich or Darien which are our neighboring towns. The fictional town of Stepford gets its name because it is the step from Stamford. It was a play on words just like Roman Castevets was an anagram of Steven Marcato. Ira Levin was very playful with his words. There are actually a lot of famous people that live/lived here and a lot of books that were written in Stamford CT.
I got an email from my brother just kidding about how since I moved to Stamford, CT how it has been cursed. Recently a couple days ago there was a bully issue in Stamford. But I just saw on E! Fashion police and Joan Rivers talked about the woman who got her face ripped off by a chimp. That was a woman from Stamford, CT! There was a crazy incident where a Stamford man stabbed a man while he was getting a haircut. Last year a woman house burned down with her kids and parent's were in it while she was out shopping. Apparently there was a lesser know witch trials that took place in the city in 1692! Plus the Native Americans named originally named this area Rippowam so probably this place is built on an "Indian Burial Ground" alla Steven King if you want to go the scary it is October/Halloween is soon route. Also "Catcher in the Rye" was also written in Stamford, CT and the writer J.D Salinger was a bit off! This past year there a documentary on J.D. Salinger. So Stamford has its ghost stories and crazy stories.
Thursday I had falling asleep ten minutes due to the fact that I had over done it at the gym and I had low blood sugars. I woke up to the sounds of helicopters. One of the helicopters was the news station helicopter and the other was from the FBI and it landed elsewhere. I had been watching Ellen so channel 4 was on and I hear on the new "The woman was identified from Stamford, CT." Then I saw the clips of woman in an infinity and something about Washington DC. It was pretty surreal. I was thinking to myself "wouldn't it be odd if she lived in my condo?" Then I heard sirens and I saw the FBI cars but I was in denial. Many times Obama has rode past our condo on his way to campaign. I figured after the situation in Washington,D.C they were getting him out of there. Not yet had their been any reports on the fact that this woman (at the time unidentified) Miriam Carey lived in my condo complex. In fact she lives 5 condo units down from me and she had lived by the mail boxes.
I felt like the woman that one time slow danced with a famed serial killer and lived to tell the story. The story of dancing with a serial killer could just an urban legend. Either way I had seen her! She was nothing out of the ordinary and three weeks ago I know I smiled at her little girl in passing. Which I remember feeling something odd like it was in slow motion while I was doing it!
So my husband was clamming with one of his friends during these events and his phone had a low battery. I decided that I had to evacuate. I originally was going to wait for my husband but I saw the traffic, the swarm of news reporter vans and after I saw our condo on the TV news. I was very nervous so I called people to see if they had any other news about the situation. I was upset that before 5:00 pm that our condo group was not answering phones. It was not until 7:00 pm that I got a phone call explaining what was going on in the Condo. The message said that everything was okay and we could stay but that was in fact wrong.
|Bomb Squad with robots|
I had made arrangements with my grandmother in law but I was not able to leave in my car and Penny was too excited. So I actually went to the house of the friends that are close by and was the house of the person my husband was clamming with. It was nice to catch up with the wife and it made sense that my husband with a car would be meeting up there. My husband of course had no battery power left when I called him in a panic earlier around 5:00 pm. But it worked out and we were safe. After spending time with friends we tried to go back at 10:00 pm and that is when we talked to Stamford police after dodging 7! news vans and 2 news reporters. They told us that they had to evacuate the building and that the FBI took over. We then took my husband's truck and slept at my grandmother in laws. I could not sleep at all that night although I did try! Judd, my grandmother's dog, was so happy to see us and every hour on the hour he tried to snuggle with us on the bed! Then my grandmother would come in and shoo him away with a broom! So I am guessing poor Grandma did not sleep well either! We got to come home overly tired the next day on Friday at 9:00 am.
|Cops before the Bomb Squad and the FBI moved in|
It was scary there were Bomb Squad robots, bomb squads, Stamford Police and FBI! Later on the news I saw that Hazmat team was there as well! A lot of them! And they were doing their job and some were on overtime/furlough! I would like to thank the FBI, Bomb Squad and the Stamford Cops who waited for a warrant to search . They were there to keep the peace and keep us safe! I hope all the furloughed cops etc get retroactively paid with a raise. To all those Congress people getting paid/donating. I saw last night about how some of the the Congress men/women are donating their money to charities. How about donating a fund for the cops that were injured and get a raise for all those that risked their lives yesterday!
To the New Crews that parked by our friend's neighbor's house (one on a median and two blocking a house!) I just ask that you leave us alone. The news stations need to just get off our private property because they were trying to walk on our property and they are blocking traffic because they park where we walk our dogs! Miriam Carey is dead, the police and FBI got their evidence and you heard what her former bosses said! Although I think that the former dentist should not have said anything about the woman to feed the News Vultures! Now let us who did not sleep last night and who want to pretend like everything is "normal"
again! In other news Penny might be on TV or in the paper... So if you see her clip it or send it to me!
|Penny in the leaves September 2013|