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Monday, May 5

Okay, now I'm PISSED!!!

Got home from work tonight and found the house had been broken into and the garage broken into AGAIN!

They stole my wedding rings, Dusterboy's ring made from his late mother's wedding ring, my laptop, CDs, and other little stuff. Police have been here and I'm ready to buy the meanest effing guard dog I can find. Thankfully, they didn't hurt Holly who was here in the house the entire time. I would have had to hurt someone really bad if they had.

I need a hug. And some sleep. I'll be hit and miss around here until my laptop is replaced. Anyone have good security advice? The only idea I've come up with is to have a "friend" of ours, who isn't always on the right side of the law, to house sit for a few weeks. He's up for the job if I say the word.

*sobs*

7 Comments:

Blogger Puffy said...

*BIG HUGS* I'm so sorry. My house got robbed many years ago. You must feel so violated, scared, and mad. Have your friend housesit. Put some security company stickers on your windows; even a security company sign in front of your house. Make sure everything is locked.

There used to be a show on TV, hosted by a former thief. They showed how easy it was to break into a house. Then they demonstrated how to protect your home and your belongings, very simply.

One thing I learned was not to keep suitcases or duffle bags around the house. They put the loot into the bags. Although, they can also use pillow cases to carry stuff.

Do you think keeping the TV on and lights on would deter someone? Read up on it; maybe you can find ways to make them think you're protected.

Can you lock a closet and put important things in the closet? It takes time to unlock a room and they want to move quickly.

Once again, *HUGS*

Mon. May 05, 09:40:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger Swami said...

2Oh no. Lightsie! That's horrible!!! *huge big hug*

I think twice in such a short time is just too, too much. And also it might mean it's a neighbour who knows your schedule and can get in and out quickly without attracting undue notice. By all means have your friend stay over for a few days and give the stink eye to anyone in the neighborhood who looks like they need it. Have a security company (in their highly visible, logo-ed van) come and give you an estimate for a security system. Then put on some Security Installed window decals and a lawn sticker.

Have their been other break-ins around your neighborhood?

Ay-yay-yay. (Hugs) Lights again.

Mon. May 05, 10:22:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger momma said...

*hugs*

I'm so sorry Lights...that's absolutely awful.

Check the area pawn shops daily. You may be able to recover some of your stuff.

Tue. May 06, 12:28:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger Breezy said...

Do they have pawn shops up there? *grin*

But I agree, check them if you do.

*hugs* At this point I'd be ready to have your friend housesit. *evil grin*

Tue. May 06, 01:12:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger Bravie said...

Yep, have the friend visit. And start poking around the houses of people who you know. Breezy and I discussed that this sounds like an inside job. *big hugs*
You want, Breezy and I come up there and kick some serious ass. Cuz we bad, we know it.

Wed. May 07, 09:29:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger Tummy said...

I say go with Bravie and Breezy. They'll scare anyone away! :)

Sorry that happened. It sucks.

*smooch

Fri. May 09, 09:04:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger kim (weltek) said...

O.M.G. I'm pissed, too! Lightsy, honey, just try to have hope they'll find the assholes. Did they put out a crimestopper watch? Are any other homes in the area falling victim to this? If not, sure seems odd your house was hit twice.

FWIW, some home insurance companies will give you a discount if you invest in home security systems. Might be worth looking into.

Mon. May 12, 11:44:00 a.m. EDT  

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