Saturday, March 12, 2011

This just in

HF has made the SWAT team.

We're gonna need a bigger closet. This is what the closet looked like 2 years ago:


Here's what it looked like today:


This is what we really need:
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Except, you know that this men's closet wouldn't be filled with designer suits and drawers full of perfectly rolled ties. Each drawer would roll out and reveal a collection of knives, guns, grenades, etc. I think Jack Bauer has a room like this. Or it's his tricked out SUV that had the hideaway compartments of weapons. Maybe it's just HF, but I think that every guy wishes they had secret weapon rooms (press a panel on the wall in your closet and the wall flips around to reveal a bunker with flourescent lighting-guns of all types mounted to walls). This would actually be a very nice gear closet, wouldn't it? Someday HF. Someday. And now that I'm thinking about it, maybe I would like to have a drawer full of grenades. . .

18 comments:

KimTheNole said...

That's awesome. Congrats HF! :)

Lt @ squadcartheology said...

A hearty congratulations to HF. It will add a much deeper dimension to his law enforcement experience. Even if it doesn't come with deeper dimension to the closet.

911 and the Randomness.. said...

I love the thought of a closet with a drawer full of grenades...
Well done and congrats to HF!

911R

Dori said...

Well done, HF!

And the second closet picture? The only reason we don't have double that is because of the assigned truck that came with loads of storage space! Though, earlier this week he unloaded the truck to sort through everything and it was like something had vomited black and olive green gear all over our office! :)

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Um, I think EVERYBODY needs one of those amazing closets! How cool :)

Congrats to HF! DH is on our special response team (the sheriff's office version of SWAT), and so he has all his fatigue/camo gear as well as his dress blacks, and all the accessories for each. His closet mirrors HF's!

~Elizabeth

Pam Landy said...

Fantastic news!! Congrats to him and to you! Looking forwards to some neat SWAT posts:)

Mallorie said...

Yay! :-) Congratulations!!!

Yellow said...

Yippy! That is great news. For HF, not so much for your closets. When T-rex joined the SWAT team we got him his own room. It was needed!
I love your observation that there would be no nice ties, just ammo and such. But I am not letting T-rex read this post. If I do he will find away to get a secreat room, we sadly almost already have one :(

Mommy to Monkeys said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats HF!

suz said...

Excellent news! Congrats! And yes, men are like shoe-whores with their gear. Think Imelda Marcos. Why not go all out? Dig a bomb shelter in the back yard and furnish it like a super spy headquarters. The ultimate man-cave.

(Visions of tree forts with 'no girls allowed' sings posted.)

Sister Copinherhair said...

That is great news! Congratulations! It might be time to build an addition...

The Lioness said...

Fantastic news! Congratulations :)

Once The Lion gets on some sort of special team, I'm sure we'll have to find a bigger closet for his stuff, too.

Gabrielle said...

Haha! Love the closet!

Rebecca said...

congrats on the promotion... you are so organized. I think The Mr. totally needs an all work closet. That bottom pic looks wonderful only the size of our house won't fit that. Totally hear ya on the space issue.
Whoot!!

Jenney said...

Yeah to HF!!!! Congrats!
Seriously, cops have so much STUFF. There's the cold weather uniforms, the warm weather uniforms, the rain gear, the dress blues, the SWAT uniforms, the SWAT drill uniforms, the belts, the knives, the extra gun belt stuff, the SWAT boots, the summer boots, the winter boots....and on and on and on. It is crazy I tell ya, crazy! My husband has more in work clothing then I have in my entire wardrobe!!!

John Rambo's Wife said...

I'll add my congrats as well. Best wishes on organising that closet. Best advice:
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Its revolutionised my life.

Mrs. Gumshoe said...

Congrats to your husband! This post made me laugh b/c we have a closet exactly like this at home. I feel like we live in an armory!

Christy said...

Congrats! My dh has half of our closet for his civilian clothes and another double closet upstairs for his police/military uniforms and gear. And a section of the attic. And some trunks in storage somewhere.