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Old 02-05-2008, 03:49 PM   #11
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Thanks guys! Yes, we have motion detectors, alarm system, husband who is 6'5" (but not always home) and the peep hole at my front door IS the front door LOL I will keep outside lights on from now on. PAB - thanks for the link!

Katie E - I will now carry my house phone with me/cell phone in my pocket. I swear, but just talking to you guys helps.

I found out about it on the news so yes, the police have been notified and he has a bad bite mark on his shoulder/arm area. They are asking anyone who knows anyone with a bite mark there to contact the police. DNA has been sent to the SBI office.

*amy* - our windows haven't been opened since "THOSE" painters painted them shut 10 years ago - if "he" gets them opened he will probably run due to my elated screams of joy!!!!!

LEFSE - that is some scary story!!!! I noticed today that the pillows that WERE on my loveseat/rocker on the front porch are now sitting on the coffee table/ice chest - I now find that disturbing!

Grilling Fool - please check your PM's.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:54 PM   #12
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There's definitely some good advice here. Taking a shower is always the worst for me--I hear a lot of things that aren't really there. I always bring the phone in with me if I'm alone--partly in case someone were to break in, but also for if I slip and fall, have a heart attack, etc., I would be able to call 911. If you are really concerned, you might even want to ask a friend to come over for awhile so you can take your shower in peace.

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Old 02-05-2008, 03:57 PM   #13
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Not much to worry about on the ranch.But I keep a Berreta 92 FS close by and a shotgun. No kids living here.The one time I got nervous was when the ranch fired a guy and he displayed all the behavior of going postal and I still think he may show up anytime in the next few years. You can get inexpensive alarms for your doors and windows at Walmart they are as loud as a smoke detector. Put a couple of Beware of Dog signs up. Also if your car has an alarm on it that works from your key chain carry it with you at all times on a chain if you want then if something is going on hit the alarm to your car that should scare anyone away.Keep it around you at all times.
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Maybe you could also start a Neighborhood Watch group.
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*amy* - our windows haven't been opened since "THOSE" painters painted them shut 10 years ago - if "he" gets them opened he will probably run due to my elated screams of joy!!!!! ....
The point is, not to live in fear & take precautions. Unstick & open your windows & breathe. THEN, put pins in your windows & glass sliding doors. DO NOT live in fear. Just call (me) amy I don't want to go there, but when the bf was gone, I slept on the floor in front of my front door waiting for the you know what. I swore I would not live my life that way again. If someone wants into your home badly/desparately enough, there's little else you can do then protect yourself/home & family.
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Barbara L - do you think there's a chance of me and Clooney becoming friends?

Thanks jp - someone stole my keys a few years ago with my "alarm" pad on it.
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The point is, not to live in fear & take precautions. Unstick & open your windows & breathe. THEN, put pins in your windows & glass sliding doors. DO NOT live in fear. Just call amy
I WISH I could open my windows - they won't open!!!! We tried to unstick a couple and the glass broke out and it's the original glass (92 years old) so we're not going to try to open anymore. I have no sliding doors so that's not an issue. I'm just going to live in precaution - precaution is good. I'm not going to let this get the best of me - it is now something I will have to think about and be aware of.
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Thanks you two! I always try to be aware of my surroundings and I will certainly "up" that awareness. I used to have a gun but my ex wouldn't give it to me when I left It might not be a bad idea about the training - thanks.
There are some great training programs out there I should take a class myself .Its legal in New Mexico to carry a concealed weapon if you take a special course and get licensed.
We have a sign on front of house DH made out of metal that has a gun outlined on it and it says." We dont dial 911"
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Barbara L - do you think there's a chance of me a Clooney becoming friends?

Thanks jp - someone stole my keys a few years ago with my "alarm" pad on it.
Then go to dealer and order another set.
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:13 PM   #20
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Can't you program a cell phone to automatically dial 911 with just the push of one button? I think so. I recommend that. I also recommend the Model 36 Smith & Wesson. It's an excellent personal defense weapon for a lady! Small, simple to understand and operate. My wife and daughter own and carry one....With one lying close by... you can enjoy your leisurely bubble bath!

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