My Wife and our Security System

I have always known my wife Alyssa to be quite the worry-wart.

  • I have never been annoyed by it, however, because I know it stems from a childhood trauma.

She cannot sleep for a second if the light in the hall is turned off. When we first moved into our new home, the first thing my wife brought up was an installation of security equipment. I tried to tell her that I ensured we were in a safe and secure neighborhood, but she wouldn’t have it. She wouldn’t rest until the equipment was installed. She wanted floodlights, motion detectors, and alarms on all of the doors and windows in the house. Considering the fact that she was asleep in her childhood home when she was young during an attempted robbery, I don’t blame her desire for an alarm system. She even had to go to court as a little girl and testify against the criminals. She has been terrified of a break-in ever since then. So we searched to find a security company that could install all of the equipment my wife needed to feel better. We found one quickly and had them out the next day to install our full-blown security system. The installation was discounted for us, and it lowered our homeowners insurance. The other day, my wife was starting to panic because of the alarm’s indicator light. It usually flashes, but Catherine noticed that the light had turned off completely. She called the security company anxiously, telling them what was going on. They sent a tech out immediately, and he saw that the only issue was the LED light. The tech replaced it quickly and didn’t even charge us for the repair. While my wife worries a lot, I always do my best to take care of her.

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