Join Date: May 2012
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First, glad you're ok. Then, I'll tell you there are always two sides to a story. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and say you did nothing to provoke the attack.
That said, I'll give my 2 cents. I have been threatened with physical harm, threatened to be shot and even poked in the chest with a finger by homeowners. Never been actually harmed. But, if I were in your shoes, I'd hire a lawyer and press charges. You were there legally, at the request of the mortgage lender. The old man could have asked you to leave, forbidden you to ever come back, but he has no right to cause physical harm. He can't injure the power company man coming to check the meter, or shut the power off. Same thing, you were there for a valid purpose.
Unless the old man felt you were about to cause him harm, he shouldn't get away with what he did to you. I'd lawyer up and press charges. Hope you have witnesses.
Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done . . ..things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime.