The Day I Broke Into My In-Laws House #notacriminalhonest

Yup… that day just came to pass.

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No, actually I prevented that happening!

It wasn’t quite the evening I had envisaged. I had been busy filling in my new school diary ready for next year. The kids were busy with their friends outside and Hubby Dearest was chilling with a beer and the TV on.

I’d just packed my school bits away, and got the kids inside, ready to get showered, when the phone rang. Usually my Mum-In-Law waits for us to call her, but it was her number on the display, so I answered it, worrying that something was wrong.

Well… it was.

Apparently one of the kids (naming no names, Lil Princess…) had opened Mum-In-Law’s bedroom window rather wide, and left it open, so a gust of much needed wind had swept into the room and slammed her door shut.

Such a hard slam that the door refused to open!


So the request was made.

“Could you come over and climb up a ladder, get on the flat roof and shimmy into the bedroom to try and open the door from the inside? Or bring Lil Man, he’s skinny and nimble…” (Cheek! I know I put on weight, but not that much!)

Well, Lil Man was in the shower, and I wouldn’t have wanted to risk him getting stuck or hurt, so Spider Woman here (or Idiot Girl, some might say) huffed over there.

Yup. I huffed.

Because there are others who may have been able to do this daring rescue mission… except, Dad-In-Law is too old, Mum-In-Law has too many health issues, Bro-In-Law wouldn’t have fit through the window, Sis-In-Law had only just got in from a crazy day at work, and Hubby Dearest, well, he’s only just recovering from his own injury!

So, actually there wasn’t anyone else.

I still huffed, mumbling during my exit, “Here’s hoping I don’t end up doing an injury to myself too, climbing through bl***y windows!”

Hubby Dearest told me to leave it, but I couldn’t. The window was wide open, and near a flat roof… too much temptation for someone who wanted to break and enter, without breaking…

I arrived.

Found ladder with Sis-In-Law.

Mum -In-Law tried to tell me to leave it, as whilst I’d been driving over, Hubby Dearest had called his mum and told her that it was very silly to expect me to climb up a ladder and possibly hurt myself (Oh, ye of little faith…) but if you know me, you know I am determined, and if I have set my mind to a task, I will achieve it, however silly!

I reminded her about the fact that she has her important ‘stuff’ in her room, and that open window would jsut be too easy a target… she stepped back and allowed me to begin.

Climbed up, with an audience. Mum-Im-Law, Bro-In-Law and Sis-In-Law. Mum-In-Law thrust a screwdriver in my hand as I ascended. “When you get it open, just take the damn barrel out!”

I tried to get in but the window was a tad too high, and nimble as I am, I wasn’t that flexible to jump through the opening, so went down again, got a stool and headed back up again.

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Ritu’s Mission Impossible!

Successful shimmy, (thought my chest might just be a little battered from dragging myself in!) and I entered the house in a way I never dreamed I would have to do.

But the door was stuck fast.

The barrel had totally gone. The handle just turned in my hand. I was thankful for the screwdriver then. I had to wedge it gently through and manually push the barrel to open.

Once that was done, I wasted no time in removing this ancient lock and barrel from the door, handed all the bits and pieces to Mum-In-Law (not before I had to get her to hold my legs as I hung back out of the window to rescue the abandoned stool – that must have been a sight!) and pootled off home.

So there.

That is the story of when I broke into my In-Laws house.

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Yup. that’s how I looked on the roof! (Im my dreams!)

You’re welcome.

Moral of story – When Ritu tells you something seems a bit faulty, check it out instead of waiting for clamity to strike. About a month ago I mentioned that said door was sticking sometimes and when closed, could only be opened from the inside… because the barrel wasn’t turning fully… See! Listen to The Ritu!

44 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. surindernath
    Apr 10, 2020 @ 03:24:23

    तेरी यादों का मुर्गा सुबह का इंतज़ार न करे
    रात को, नाम बदल बदल कर मुझे टैग करे !!

    मेरी गलती एक, तेरी ममी की गालिआं, दस
    जब स्ट्राइक रेट इतना तो IPL ट्राई करे  !!

    (Normally…I am…normal-mad
    then I have fits of intelligence
    If U R ready for both I’l B Glad)



  2. Christie Hawkes
    Feb 15, 2020 @ 20:40:26

    Go you, Ritu! That’s amazing. Maybe they will listen to you next time, huh? 🙂 I found your blog through a review of A Marriage Unarranged on Deb’s World blog. So glad I did. Have a lovely day!


    Liked by 1 person


    • Ritu
      Feb 15, 2020 @ 20:42:03

      Thank you so much for visiting, Christie!
      I hope we get to know each other more!
      Deb wrote a lovely review for my book, and I am overwhelmed by her words ❤



  3. willowdot21
    Jul 27, 2019 @ 00:48:18

    I would not dare not listen to you Sis 🤣💜💜😁😁

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Jennie
    Jul 26, 2019 @ 03:25:00

    Great story, Ritu. You rock!

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Tikeetha T
    Jul 25, 2019 @ 22:29:48

    OMG. Mama in action.

    Liked by 1 person


  6. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jul 25, 2019 @ 14:53:26

    SuperRitu in action. Lol Well done Sis! 😉 I will call you when happens this to me too. Michael

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Erika Kind
    Jul 25, 2019 @ 14:53:11

    Haha, I knew you were Super Ritu!!

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Bitcoin Future
    Jul 25, 2019 @ 08:20:29

    Hello, have you heard about Bitcoin



  9. faithfullyyours2017
    Jul 25, 2019 @ 07:08:43

    hey ritu so u became super woman for one day….good for you dear….ur mom-in-law must hv been thankful…

    Liked by 1 person


  10. Colleen Chesebro
    Jul 25, 2019 @ 03:33:32

    OMG! I love it! Super, Ritu! LOL! ❤

    Liked by 1 person


  11. dearanonymousfriend
    Jul 24, 2019 @ 23:18:24

    hope you had a “refreshing” beverage when you got home from your escapades! Get some rest…

    Liked by 1 person


  12. IreneDesign2011
    Jul 24, 2019 @ 22:50:51

    What an experience, Ritu 😀

    Liked by 1 person


  13. syl65
    Jul 24, 2019 @ 22:49:46

    Tom Cruise would be very proud of you Sister!! 💪🏽

    Liked by 1 person


  14. pensitivity101
    Jul 24, 2019 @ 22:30:54

    Good for you! I would have failed at the first obstacle, the ladder!

    Liked by 1 person


  15. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jul 24, 2019 @ 22:25:58

    Your new nick name is Wonder Woman!

    Liked by 1 person


  16. johnrieber
    Jul 24, 2019 @ 22:22:16

    I love this story, and yes, your story title “wins” the internet today! I had two staff on a TV shoot in Rio during Carnivale a few years ago, and when they checked into the vintage hotel, they met up in one room to talk about the filming. They closed the door and it wouldn’t reopen! Hotel Staff had to crawl on the ledge, come in through the window, and help break it down so they could get out! Yes, they were locked INSIDE the room!

    Liked by 1 person


    • Ritu
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 22:24:24

      I was just glad no one had been stuck in there! (apart from me, once I got in lol!)
      I did slightly panic when the door wouldn’t open, despite my heroics, but the scredriver came in handy to prise it all open! Had Lil Man been with me, he would have panicked because the door didn’t open!
      But yay! I won the Internet today!! 😁👍🤣

      Liked by 1 person


  17. Darlene
    Jul 24, 2019 @ 22:20:54

    LOL! I hope someone took pictures!

    Liked by 1 person


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