- 6 years ago
As a little backstory: We currently are living with the Future In-Laws while our house is being remodeled. Also, Future Father-In-Law is a little bit of a “joke”ster. I put joke in quotations because most of his “jokes” are in no way humorous to anyone.
A couple of weeks ago, someone broke into FFIL’s work truck and stole thousands of dollars worth of tools from him. Immediately, we went out and got this driveway alarm thing. If someone walks into our yard/driveway, the receivers sound an alarm that is more like a doorbell sound. Future Mother-In-Law and Future Father-In-Law put one of the receivers in their room, and we put one in ours.
The very first night we had the things, Future Father-In-Law went outside really late and walked in front of the censor to “test” us to see if we’d look out our window at the sound of the alarm. We did. Fiance even ran outside with a flashlight, etc. Nearly everyday since then, Future Father-In-Law has constantly run “tests”. At 5:30 AM, he will go outside and wave his hand in front of the censor, just to “test” us. He thinks this is funny, when we are startled from our sleep early in the morning, thinking we are being robbed. He has even done it a few times just so Fiance will get up and talk to him because he’s “lonely”. Then, of course, at night, FFIL will tiptoe outside so we can’t hear him, and set off the alarm, startling us while we’re watching movies… and other things.
Finally, this became extremely nerve-wracking. So, FI and I decided to keep the receiver off in our room, and only turn it on right before we go to sleep. Just now, Future Father-In-Law went outside and walked back and forth in front of the censor in the driveway while staring at our bedroom window to “test” us again. I had the alarm off, for this very reason. When we did not jump to open our window, or run outside in our pajamas, Future Father-In-Law came in the house demanding that we give him the receiver. He told Fiance, “Just give me that receiver because you’re obviously not going to use it. I was outside walking back and forth in front of that thing for five minutes and didn’t see you look out the window once.”
Arrrghh. I guess it is just so hilarious to frighten people into thinking that they are being robbed at all hours of the night/morning. How horrible are we to turn our alarm off, as not to be disturbed?!
Godspeed on that house. Godspeed.