Hail and tornadoes and all kinds of storms have plagued the Midwest these last few weeks, in a way we haven’t seen in a long time, if ever. The skies have been more threatening than friendly and the temperature has been moody. After a brief stretch in the upper-90’s, we were brought to a shivering 39 degrees. Soon enough, though, we know the sauna-like summer climate of Kansas (not my personal favorite) will be back, and with it, the vigor of outdoor activity.
Warmer days will bring with them, hand-in-hand, the increased hazard of opportunistic home-breakers. The chill of winter and early spring wards off more than mosquitoes – it’s also a deterrent to burglars who, statistics have shown, are far more active in the summertime.
Whatever your outdoor state of affairs, if you’re already deep into the summer season or still venturing from spring, it’s a good time of year to do a check-up on things around the house to find any weak spots and to fix all those little problems that get pushed to the back burner in the wintertime, especially those related to home safety or your own personal protection.
Summer inspires us to be a bit more carefree, and relaxed, but how sad it would be if “the feelin’ is easy” ended in the regretted loss of a prized possession–or even worse, harm to someone you love. Now is the perfect time to remember the importance of home and personal security. Here’s to a summer enjoyed with peace of mind!