I posted this a couple days ago in the Workout thread, but felt it was a good enough story to retell here. On Wednesday morning, at 1:23am, my dog started growling. Not one of those growling in her sleep growls, but a deep threatening growl. I hopped out of bed, threw on some pants, and grabbed my wife's .40 cal. (I don't open the door unarmed after I go to bed. A couple of years ago there were a group of kids out in the county who would knock on elderly people's doors in the middle of the night and assault and rob them. Don't bring that poop to my house) As I went down the hall, there was a light knock on the door. The dog started barking her head off. I opened the door a crack and who do I see but my brother-in-law. OK, I have a brother-in-law who was in the Navy for 6 years. Whenever he was on leave he would come into town and stay with us. He doesn't always give a lot of notice because a lot of times he likes to surprise everyone with his visits. He's never any bother and has his own key. Most of the time life continues as if he's not here. At any rate, apparently he tried to call but I turn my phone off at night and DW's was on vibrate so he left a message saying he was coming and don't shoot him. When he came in, DW said- oh yeah, I forgot you were coming. image I said, "really? cause I didn't even know." Apparently he had to knock because his key wouldn't work for some reason. Probably good for him because my dog wasn't crated and may have chewed his leg off for walking in in the middle of the night. So he's staying here for a week, which is no biggie except that I didn't get sleep and it sucks. I did find out when DW and I went back to bed that she had grabbed my 12 gauge shotgun and was standing in the hall with it while I answered the door with the 40 cal. I love this woman! It can be dangerous to drop in unannounced at my house in the middle of the night.