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Old 10-24-2008, 08:17 PM   #11
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Our door can lock you out easily........so ACE Hardware was selling these specially washed seashells........they really look authentic and placed an extra key in there......unfortunately when my son and his family came to live with us......the key would be used and not put back.........after buying 3 more keys and those, too, not being placed back in the shell, I placed two outdoors and did not tell him where........he can always contact us to find out where they are.........told him he could buy extra housekeys out of his own pocket from now on.........
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:46 PM   #12
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Living where we live 45 miles from town and a electric gate you need a combination for we don't need to lock our doors and leave our keys in our vehicles. However when we move to town we will need to start locking things up. Of course having a german shepard a 1/2 chow dog and a boxer mix dog for pets doesn't hurt. Not to mention an arsenal in the house and no we are not survivalists and no children in the house plus no easy access to any of them.
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:52 PM   #13
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well , tested the new security measures today. locked myself out of house. all other windows are to high without ladder. this one looks out across front porch.

handyman put two locks on it since break in.

i got in about an hour, plus the window broke. a thief would have a big problem with the time factor. can you break into your own house?? think i will hide a key.
Babe just be sure to not hide key in obvious places like the door mat or above door etc. I think hiding it away from house or even at the neighbors is safer
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:59 PM   #14
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I can't believe those thugs are still influencing your day to day comfort and sense of security. Sorry for your hard time, babetoo. Good Luck.
I've had AAA for my vehicle since 1989 and sometimes think someone should come up with the same for home.
yes it is a bummer. i locked myself out all by my self. keep key in certain spot in my purse. i put the purse in a cabinet instead of leaving out on table , etc. it tipped over evidently and the keys fell out. found them after i broke in. my granddaughter was due here any minute, so i waited a while figuring she could help me or we could call my son (has key) on her cell.
called my son's home phone on neighbors phone. didn't know his cell off top of my head so he was no help. and no memory of granddaughters numbers. so made the decision to break in. no one neighbor came out to see what was what and the glass made a big noise. expensive , fifty dollars for new glass. we got it done now just have to figure out how to install.

not too worried, will just lock dead bolt on slider into the puter room.
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:03 AM   #15
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Locked myself out of my car and home during a blizzard, back when I lived in Omaha. Tried to break a window, then tried to smash in a door. Seems the guy who owned the house previously installed Lexan in all the windows and wood covered steel doors and frames. Locksmith, 2 hours later, $150, lesson learned, keys well hidden.........
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:32 PM   #16
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Locked myself out of my car and home during a blizzard, back when I lived in Omaha. Tried to break a window, then tried to smash in a door. Seems the guy who owned the house previously installed Lexan in all the windows and wood covered steel doors and frames. Locksmith, 2 hours later, $150, lesson learned, keys well hidden.........

did you feel stupid? i sure did. especially when the glass shattered. also felt very frustrated trying to get in.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:27 PM   #17
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Worse than stupid, Babe . . . Frozen! 15 degrees and high winds, tons of smow. Had to walk about a mile to a tavern that was open so I could call AAA. Got the keys out of my locked car, then I could get in the house. Never did that again, I can tell you. Ever try to break a Lexan window? It laughs at hammers!
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:59 AM   #18
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my bigfoot tall son who locked hiimself out of the backdoor (oh didn't we find a key in the seashell?) took a hammer and literally tried to break the glass window in the door and it bounced back every single time........he was amazed........lucky for him his wife got home early to let him in
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