It seemed unlikely that a roving band of plant thieves would take one of my boxes of strawberries but not the other two next to it, but I tried to put off judgement and settled down to check on what the TIVO had recorded...to find it looking uselessly for the satellite. I popped outside again, to find that they had disconnected my satellite; not even unscrewed it but actually yanked the splices apart. And my cat carrier, sitting outside waiting to be washed after taking Cinder to the vet yesterday, was gone too.
This is so not a promising start to our relationship as neighbors.
On a slightly more cheerful note, katchoo_too, malacissation, and I successfully performed Mission: Bridesmaid Outfits at Dress Barn this afternoon. We got blue-on-black tops that will be paired with long black skirts. Should look quite elegant.