My husband was really hyped on safety.
We lived in the middle of nowhere, but we often so headlights coming up our driveway.
We were fairly certain it was kids looking for some place to park, but you could never be sure. Last week, we had someone knocking on our door at midnight. Our nearest neighbor was about half a mile away, so it had to be a stranger. My husband had his gun with him when he opened the door. The man told my husband he was lost and he needed directions. At midnight, I would never knock on the door of a stranger if I was just lost. My husband told him to turn around and go back the way he had come, and showed the gun. That’s when we knew we needed outdoor lighting to help keep us safe. When we were in our forties, we knew we were safe. My husband was strong and could lift five hundred pounds. Now that we were in our seventies, we were no longer as capable. Outdoor lighting could spook strangers and have them leaving before they got out of the car. We called an electrician and asked about outdoor lighting. He told us to call a security company he worked for. Not only would we have outdoor lighting that was motion activated, but cameras that would show us exactly who was outside. He said there were doors you could see out, but the people couldn’t see in, regardless of how much light was behind you. We had the door installed, and the electrician did all of our outdoor lighting. My husband went from weightlifting to computers, and he set up our surveillance system.