...and all through the house
several creatures were stirring
including a mouse!
However, I am less than thrilled to have had Diana barge into the bedroom at 2:30am and shake her father awake to ask, "Dad, do you mind that there is a mouse running through the dining room?" This results in her father bolting out of the bed, turning on many lights and a loud chase ensuing. I tend to be of the opinion that if the mouse is there at 2:30 am it will still be IN the house 12 hours later during the daylight when I can set a trap and not disturb the precious sleep of my bed partner or other residents of the house.
It led me to specify the "emergency" situations under which I desire to be roused from slumber.
They include the following:
1. The house is on fire.
2. The house is flooding.
3. Part of the house has suddenly gone missing.
4. Someone (a human, not a mouse) who does not belong in the house is attempting entry without express permission. (This rule is suspended for Hugh Jackman, especially if he is wearing a coating of chocolate.)
5. Someone who lives in the house is:
a. Bleeding profusely or notices a body part has suddenly gone missing (baby teeth excluded)
b. Not breathing
c. On fire
d. Leading Hugh Jackman to me.
What would your terms and conditions be?