I'm starting to notice a pattern of being woken from a dead sleep around my house. Maybe that's why I'm so cranky these days!
Early this morning I woke to a soft tapping on our front door. Confused and exhausted, I glanced at the clock which read 5:45 am. Wondering who in the world would be at our house so early, I announced, "Steven! Someone's at the door!"
Somewhat startled, he leapt from the bed and headed into the living room. Moments later I heard a puzzled tone as he exclaimed, "It's the police!"
I snatched on my glasses (I'm blind as a bat otherwise!) and ran into the living room to see why in the world the police would be at my house before dawn - assuring myself there was no way we could have done anything that would cause the authorities to question us at such an early hour!
Upon opening the door, a very kind officer met our confounded faces with a smile. "Good morning. Sorry to disturb you. I just wanted to let you know that your garage door is open. I was afraid it may be unsafe if you were unaware."
Completely unaware that we had left our garage door open the entire night we thanked the kind officer for his service, closed the garage door, and crawled back in the bed.
I *cannot* believe we left the garage door open all night long! Seriously. Someone could have waltzed right into our house during the middle of the night. Or taken some pretty pricey items from the garage. But no harm was done - thank the Lord!
I've always believed that we live in a very safe neighborhood and have always felt comfortable and secure. It's nice to know that officers actually patrol neighborhoods looking for signs of potential danger and alerting citizens when they are at risk.
Thank-you to all the men and women who serve in the local police departments, fire departments, and EMT's. Your service literally helps me sleep better at night!