During my days as a detective on the local sheriff’s office, there were times we would be on stakeout for extended periods of time. Watching a subject for days on end sometimes grew weary, but in the end it usually paid off. Sometimes there is a dangerous suspect that gets apprehended and taken off the streets, and sometimes it’s just for the protection of an innocent person. In fact, one of my first assignments as a detective was to secure our safe house and get it fixed up for when we had to use it. One of the things it needed was some air conditioner work. It had been sitting for quite some time and the HVAC system wouldn’t turn on. I was limited on who I could call to fix it, as there was a short list of department approved companies that could service our safe house. This was to ensure the location wasn’t compromised. It took a few days to get a technician out, but we finally got the HVAC system running. It actually worked pretty well for being that old of a system. Most of the people that we stash in the safe house are either innocent targets or key witnesses in big cases, so it is important that we try to keep them as comfortable as possible while they are under our watch. After about a week, I finally had the safe house set up and ready to go in case we needed it at a moment’s notice. If nothing else, at least they will be nice and comfortable temperature-wise.