Steve was up early, and left for work. I was in the kitchen when Morgan walked in, it was late morning by then and she still looked tired. She wondered if we were really moving, she knew what a job it was going to be, and hated to see us go through it, because of a stalker. We had a great talk about how strangely enough her dad, and I had talked about it this morning before he left, and he was going to call the people we were dealing with today and start the process.
I told her how her father was very confident this was all going to work out for the best. I didn’t tell her he was also going to move his shop at the same time so he would be a block away most every day, and his only reservation was that with our new home being so difficult to approach, the stalker would be forced into something that did not involve the house at all. We had no plan for that yet, but Steve was insistent that we did before we moved.
Morgan had lived through enough fear, and fright for a lifetime, and then some. I could not bear to start talking about what might go wrong after we moved, when all of a sudden she seemed to be warming up to the idea. Obviously it had been on her mind the night before.
I made her tea and encouraged her to go back to sleep. We had a lot of stuff coming up just as soon as the details were worked out. Morgan went back to sleep and I spent a few hours packing up those things you know you are not going to need for the next month. It was a really good feeling to think we were about to put an end to this stalking. I can’t remember if I was concerned or not that we had not caught him yet. I do remember a time when it was so important for Morgan that we did. But right at that time I’m not sure how I really felt about it.
At 12:30 pm Steve was home from work, and his shop would be humming till late as he liked to put it. He had a project to wrap, and he could carve out the time for a double move. Sounded quite daunting to me, and I knew he was underestimating. He had not gotten a call back from the bank, but thought they would be OK with the move.
Morgan had planned to come with us at 1:00 pm to a belated Thanksgiving with Steve’s brother and his family, but after her cousin Camille had to leave early, she wanted to just stay home in bed. Her friend Nathan came over to stay with her and we felt she was very safe with him, so we left for another round of Thanksgiving and family.
Another of Morgan’s friends started texting her around 7:45 pm and she was telling them about her lingering flu. She felt it had been going on for over a week and she was all the way up to just feeling “yickish”
Steve and I were enjoying our day, which was now turning to evening, so much and at 8:30 pm I checked in with Morgan again. I texted her, “Any rocks or noise?”, and she answered, “Nope. We’re going out though. Nate’s sleeping over. We’re taking wyla.” Nope, how nice that word sounded, nothing happening. How simple it would have been if it was always like that. Steve wanted we to ask Nathan a question and since he didn’t have a cell phone yet, I texted Morgan for him, “Ok Nate’a going to work with Dad in the morning? Remember to lock the front door love you.” Morgan answered, “Love you too.”
I asked her to have Nate check the bushes by the front of the garage on their way out. The motion detector light kept going on and off, like the one on the corner of the house by our room had done a while back. Steve had switched it with another light just like we had with the one by our room and the new one still kept going on and off at certain times. It was so frustrating to have something happening, and never see what it was that was causing it to happen.
Morgan answered that “He is. :)” about Nate going to work with Steve and I told her, “Ok”
We were home before 9:00 pm and Steve immediately went to the task of putting together some motion detectors that he had been “custom” painted to match where he intended to place them, so they would blend in. There was something going on in the front corner of the house, and he was working to catch it. At around 9:21 pm he placed the detectors, and then called me on my phone. He wanted me to stand by the alarms in our room and see just how close he could get before the alarm went off. After a few tries he was satisfied with his new setup and came in the house.
At 9:46 pm the newly placed detectors were very carefully taken from their perches and placed face down on the ground. They need heat moving to detect motion and if one were to grab them from the behind and slowly move them toward cold ground there would be no alarm. And even if there had, Morgan’s stalker had plenty of hiding spots nearby. He would probably have sat patiently and watched Steve show up wondering how the alarm had ended up on the ground, so quickly. But we would not know they had been moved until after a series of events the next day.
Today is November 22, 2012 – Thanksgiving is today and it has been a long and lonely day for Steve and I. I constantly receive screen shots by email now from some of our readers. Little clips about what is being guessed at about Morgan around the Internet. Some people seem to be amazingly certain of what they think they know. My decision to tell what happened that day last year perhaps plays into this and of course free speech is free speech for all, well almost all, but don’t get me started on that.
For all of you who read Morgan’s Blog about Morgan’s stalking, at the end of the day the story I tell is for all of you, and your families. Stalking is under reported, pervasive and lethal. So many more know these three truths than when Morgan was being stalked – and Steve and I are so grateful for the chance to be sharing this information and raising awareness.
I will also let you all in on something most of you know already. The people who work on Morgan’s case now are quite a different group then the Garfield Sheriff’s Department, and there are things I ache to share with the world. But I am not allowed to, not because of any court in the land, but because the investigators go over it with me, apologize for the obvious pain it has caused and remind me that this is not going on Morgan’s Blog, not yet. I believe very strongly that even Morgan agrees with the decisions being made. It is not to appease the court of public opinion – it is important for an eventual criminal trial. We miss you honey, and have no idea what Thanksgiving looks like up in Heaven.
Click here to read about the 119th day of Morgan’s stalking https://morgansstalking.com/?p=2395