..or so I thought when we came back yesterday. She wasn't in her room, but she wasn't upstairs either. Found her note to my PIL saying she's sorry but gotta go off and do something.
We came back at 1pm (after 2 nights away), while PIL went for a day trip (left at 6.30am).
She had the back door key coz it was too early to tend to the gardens. She did lock the back door when she went out. But the small gate was unlocked when we got home.
I locked up the gate...so she had no choice but to ring the bell when she got home 2 hours later.
I asked where/how/why she went out. This morning she had another round of questioning from PIL. There are some discrepencies in her facts.
To her: she did her job as usual yesterday. And she was acting/eating the same today.
To us: not to trust her... but to keep her? She's a big help for the household chores bit.