alarm

we have an alarm at our house…

no, not the kind of alarm that wakes you up at 5:31 each morning with your favorite talk-show host…

and no, not the kind of alarm that wakes you up at 5:40 each morning with your favorite talk-show host…

and no, not the kind of alarm that wakes you up FINALLY at 5:49 each morning with your favorite talk-show host..

no, we have a home security alarm….

we don't live in one of those neighborhoods either….

and no, we don't have any of those types of neighbors…

we mainly have the system because 8 years ago we bought our first house in Carrollton, TX….

Carrollton is a sleepy little suburb of Dallas, TX…

we had never lived in the "big city" before and therefore, the alarm system brought some sense of security

actually, we really had it because the previous owners of the house had it and we just kept it…

but anyways, we do have this said alarm system on our home in Fayetteville to this day…

it is active and monitored 24/7/365….

early this morning, my oldest daughter Taylor, decided she needed to see what was in the front yard around 12:01 am…

she quickly decided that she no longer needed to see what was in the front yard at approximately 12:01:30 am….

was it because nothing was out there??

did she become bored quickly like most 3 1/2 year olds tend to do???

or did she not see anything interesting to look at in the front yard at 12:01 am??

no, it more than likely had to do with the ear-splitting-wake-the-dead-rouse-you-from-the-deepest-sleep-you-have-had-in-weeks siren that was now blasting due to her having tripped the aforementioned alarm…

i fall out of bed, sprint to the bedroom door, yank it open only to be met by my previously mentioned 3 1/2 year old as she bypasses me at a full sprint and makes a bee-line for her mother…

oddly enough, I could hear her screaming OVER the alarm sirens….

i finally make it to the alarm control after hurdling the doggie gate and nearly impaling poor Bear with my foot….

and the sirens are silenced…

now, the question is, did I get there in the 30 seconds ADT allots before they dispatch the police??

not sure how good the reflexes were…

another twist is our home phone currently isn't operational, that is for another post some day…

so, would they call my parents at 12:01 am on Friday morning and wake them to let them know that 3 1/2 hours away, their son's alarm system had been tripped???

now that would be handy…

so I frantically find the number and call, guaranteed that I DID in fact make it in their alloted 30 seconds…

no police this time..

after all were back in bed, and we had quieted down again, one thing came to my attention….

our youngest daughter, Rylee….who just turned one on Sunday???

she can sleep through anything…