Unexpected doorbells can be terrifying if you have a loved one deployed in a war zone. In 2007 my son was in Iraq at the height of casualties, every time the doorbell rang I had a moment of sheer panic. One day I made a young man on his mission cry. Oddly enough I was very nice to him but explained in great length why his unexpected visit caused me distress and he started tearing up. I imagine that he'd already had a bad day.
I have locked gates but the meter reader always asks if the dogs are in. Havoc is very intimidating and it looks as though he could jump the fence. He can't though. He's not a jumper.
Glad the deployment is over and hubby came home safe. I was there in 2006 and 2009.
We also have a electronic meter that is read from the street. We have a dog run that is inside our fenced yard. The dogs are in the run while we are at work. Both the gate to the yard and run have padlocks on them. When we moved here and asked the utility company what day they read meters so we could make sure the gate was unlocked, they offered the electronic meter. We took it and it is nice to have..
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