Here at our household we were on high alert all night last night. I am not sure that anyone got any real sleep. Well, I know for a fact that I didn't. For me it all started right before I went to bed. I opened up the pantry door and a mouse ran in front of me and across the kitchen floor. I screamed! My hubby and kids yell to me to tell them what was wrong. I told them that I saw a mouse and that it just startled me. Hubby set up a mouse trap, but little princess wanted to catch it for me to make me feel better. So the kids started asking questions about the mouse. We kept hearing things like "I don't want to go to bed, I don't want the mouse to come into my room." It took the kids a bit to settle down and realize that the mouse would not be going into their room.
There had been lightning and thunder all night and my little princess is so scared of it. She was having a hard time trying to sleep even though it had stopped. Both kids kept climbing into our bed to cuddle because they where scared. At about 2:30 I got up to go to the bathroom while my hubby put the kids back into their own beds. While I was in the bathroom I heard a "knock, knock, knock." I didn't think much of it because it was really soft so I thought that it was my hubby putting the kids back in their beds. But I heard it again. I got back into bed and my hubby said that he hadn't heard anything. So I tried to go back to sleep but I kept wondering what it was.
Just a few minutes after I got into bed we hear our garage door move! My hubby jumps out of bed and yells for me to get the police on the phone and he is going to go check things out. I WAS SO SCARED! Someone was breaking into our garage and kept knocking on the door! I totally thought that it was the idiot that stole my purse and was coming back for more. I thought that they were going to knock on the door and break in if no one answers. (Anything is possible when you think that you are being robbed and it is the middle of the night.) So my hubby runs down stairs and makes sure that all the doors are locked, while I call 9-1-1.
"9-1-1 what is your emergency?"
"Someone is knocking on our door and moving our garage up! I don't know if someone is breaking in!"
"What is your address we will get someone right over?"
I tell them the address while you can hear my hubby yelling downstairs.
"Who is there?"
"Who is there?"
Hears a mumble
"Who is it? Come to the front door!"
Meanwhile the dispatcher on the phone is listening to my hubby yelling thinking that there is a fight or something going on. Finally I hear my hubby yelling to me that it is Brian from across the street. He opens the door and starts talking to him. I tell the guy on the phone that is was the neighbor and that I think everything is ok.
"I think he was just trying to tell us that our garage door was open. Sorry, it really freaked me out!"
"That is ok, we get it all the time!"
Well, I guess that our neighbor had just got home from work and saw that we left our garage open. Another neighbor across the street had a car stolen from their garage just a few months ago. So Brian was worried that something was going to get stolen from our garage. He was trying to knock to not wake up our kids. But by us yelling and freaking out they were already awake!
So there you have it! Why we were on high alert all night. Every little sound and every little move woke me up and made me think that we were being robbed. And to top it off I could swear that I heard that dang mouse squeaking in the kitchen all night!