I sort of, kind of got caught with my pants down. Here is the scenario.
I am deathly ill with the worst part of a cold. Achy, feverish, miserable, all I wanted to do was settle in and watch a fun movie to make me feel better. I chose The Incredibles. I haven’t seen it in a while and I love that movie.
I am all snuggled nice and warm under about 5 comforters when all of a sudden my door alarm goes off. It is just a Radio Shack door alarm that is very loud. Not connected to the police but it does alert me when someone opens the door. It took me about 10 seconds before I fully realized that my alarm was going off and someone just entered my house through the front door. Because of my depleted state, I did NOT have a firearm any where near me. Being so sick, I just didn’t feel like carrying a firearm around with me. At that moment, I felt rather, well, defenseless. I rally, get up and investigate. Turns out that it is my ex-wife who tried ringing the bell several times, but no one answered because I didn’t hear it as the movie was so loud. She has a key, so she just opened the door. Ya, ya, I know. Not sure which is worse entering your house. A hardened criminal or an ex-wife.
We are on good terms (I don’t hate her, I just don’t want to be married to her). We had a brief discussion about the consequences. I told her I normally have a firearm with me and with the alarm going off, it would have been at low ready. Her eyes lit up a bit and she confirmed that I would verify the target before I started shooting. Hmmmm. Maybe.
So I guess I learned a lesson that even though I am deathly ill, I should have a firearm near me.