I stayed up way too late the other night. Beth and Tim (and Jason) were here. About the time they were ready to pack up and leave, Beth changed Jason's diaper so she could put him right to bed when they got home if he fell asleep in the car. Well, that woke him up, and he was so happy just laying there, talking and smiling, and we just enjoyed him for a while. Still, it was getting late. It was definitely time to turn off with the Direct TV and retire for the night.
I suppose I could have gone to bed, but I was thinking that Beth came in the garage, and she'd need to go out that way - and somebody had to make sure the garage door got closed for the night. When Beth lived here, she was notorious for not closing the garage door when she left. And then, the other morning, we found the garage door wide open when we got up. Cory had friends over, and we went to bed while they were still here. They'd all come in through the garage, but he sent them out the front door, and didn't check the garage door before he went to bed. So, when Beth wasn't leaving, it just seemed I needed to stay up until she wa finally ready to go so I could make sure the garage door got closed. It's one of those things where I feel like if I don't do it, nobody's going to do it.
Really, it's not a matter of life or death here where we live. Those who live in Benton, may feel a need for home security benton, but here in Eagle we're pretty safe. We don't often hear of break-ins or robberies. It's still a good idea not to leave the garage door wide open overnight or the front door hanging open, just in case someone can't resist such an open invitation. I'm just going to have to get everyone else in the habit of double-checking it so I don't have to be the one who stays up.