Except when I can't remember the code! This morning was supposed to be my alone time. A rare time that I would have the house all to myself. On these rare days I listen to music. I watch old episodes of Gilmore Girls. Whatever my mind can think up to entertain myself.
The kids have SAT testing today so our homeschool classroom is empty (yay!). Mr. Blessing is doing some work with a friend at a nearby office building (yay!). 19 year old Blessing is apprenticing at his grandpa's welding shop and he's 19 so he's always gone (yay! sorta). And it's Grandparent's Day at 12 year old Blessing's school (yay!).
I was eager to drop everyone off and get home to my quiet house. But when I walked in the door the alarm was triggered (NOT yay!) and I recalled quite suddenly that I didn't have the remote. For the life of me I couldn't remember the code! Our alarm is so good that it has separate alarms for every trigger that is set (each door & each motion sensor has a separate alarm). It's double good because it seizes the phone line so that emergency assistance can talk with you directly through the key pad area. So I couldn't contact Mr. Blessing or 19 year old Blessing to find out the code to turn off that silly alarm! The emergency assistance lady was so good that she dispatched several police officers who kindly understood my predicament but couldn't leave the "premises" until they were cleared by the alarm company. And the lady behind the key pad couldn't release them until I gave the right code. In the end, after an hour of alarms so loud the neighbors came outside, it was confirmed that I DO live here.
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