I went back to the house and put some cement blocks down to set the rain barrel on, but the ground wasn't level, so I went around behind the house to the barn to get the maddox. As I headed back toward the rain barrel, I discovered a broken board and an open window at the back of the house. I promptly called 9-1-1. Two nice cops came and checked the house. Nothing seemed to be taken or damaged. By then it was dark. The cops hung out while I quickly did a half-assed job finishing up the rain barrel (I didn't bother to level it, but it should be OK).
I called the yard hippie and he said he'd head home soon and that he would replace the board tomorrow.
Here I was thinking the bad guys had finally gotten bored and wandered off.
And it looks like Edouard isn't going to bring us any rain at all.