Late night phone call......somethings up.....how fast can you get ready/prepared?
I've mentioned before that we live pretty rural and not in a subdivision of any kind. Sometimes at night I get a phone call that a cow is out near the highway, so I have to drive a short distance unexpectantly. This past December I got a call in the middle of the night that my fire alarm was going off in my shop. I got up, dressed as quickly as I could, grabbed my "pocket stuff" and was out the door pretty darned fast. However the getting dressed-in-a-hurry part wasn't an ideal situation, I was scrambling around, and got lucky to grab most of what I needed quickly. BTW the shop had major damage, here is the related thread if you're interested:
Just last night, I got up in the middle of the night and happened to look out the front door and could see a light not too far away that hadn't been there before. Once again, I started getting dressed, grabbing my stuff, and cursing myself for not leaning my lesson and being better prepared. BTW the light turned out to be nothing other than an odd reflection.
I've got to do better, and I'm thinking about dedicating some proper clothes, boots, and other options, etc nearby the area where I keep my keys, cell phone, etc. Sort of in the manner that fireman have their stuff laid out ready to go. You can bet my wife won't like that part, as it will appear untidy. :tired:
Of course we live in the middle of nowhere and if there is a strange noise right around the house, frankly I don't mind checking the outside of the house in my drawers to find whatever varmint made the noise. Surely my appearance will permanently frighten away any number of varmints. However I'd want my state of dress to be more complete if I have to drive a bit to whatever is going on. I've got no plans of putting a cow back in the pasture at 2 a.m. in my underwear!
I hope ya'll won't be to colorful in your description of your nighttime apparel (or lack thereof) in the fact that I'm trying to avoid as many visual images as possible. :ahhhhh: :rofl:
If you got a call in the middle of the night from a neighbor down the street informing you they had a medical emergency or fire or whatever. Would you be able to get dressed and grab your stuff pretty quickly or would you be scrambling? Any ideas/thoughts?