I am sure that the real reason that you are here is to see if I got into Tessie's hidey hole. I saw her sneaking in last night when she thought my back was turned. I just kept typing with one hand and got this photo with the other. I am getting just about as sneaky as she is, although I am not sure that is a good thing.
She was quickly in and out. I didn't see what she had in her hand when she left, but I did get a glimpse of what she has stashed behind the door.....Well, now I know where to look if anything come up missing!
I waited until I heard her snoring later. Then I peeked in. Amazingly, she doesn't even have a lock on the door. I believe that she thinks that I am to big and dense to find it. Granted, I don't do a lot of cleaning behind the footstool. She thinks "not a lot" means never. Maybe she's right.
I felt like Howard Carter when he first looked through a small opening into King Tutankhamen's tomb....Lord Carnarvon asked "Can you see anything?" He replied "Yes, wonderful things!"
Tessie has been a busy girl. The little room behind the wall is jamb packed, almost floor to ceiling. Looking straight through the door, I counted 5 oriental rugs, a rocker, a sewing machine, three sets of brand new sheets and a pair of slippers(which she will never wear) and the red footstool that Zar has been wanting for his living room.
I carefully pulled the footstool out. By doing that I could look left and right. Remember the glass trunk that she traded for the wicker one a few months ago? It's baaaack.....and besides that one, she has found an elegant red velvet, with gold trim, one that I made. She has them both stuffed to the gills with material. I guess that's why she stole the sewing machine. They are perched on a cabriole legged table and behind that there is the armoire on which I painted the roses to do the tutorial a while ago.
When I looked to the right, I saw that she has also taken my table saw. There are a couple of hats on stands, both puce and purple. There are more sheets, a lot of canned goods(at least she won't starve when I lock her in, and I just might)and various other boxes and bags. Behind the door is a Chippendale settee. I couldn't get a good enough angle to get a photo of that area.
There is one thing that makes me think that Tessie is not alone in this endeavour.....There are a pile of Zar's racing forms laying on the carpet. Tessie doesn't read racing forms. And why is Zar's footstool so conveniently placed in front of the rocker? Maybe Zar is a willing accomplice.....Maybe he was just spelled into helping. The plot thickens....
I put the footstool back in place, closed the door and replaced the dust bunnies on the baseboard. Shhhhhh.....
See you tomorrow.