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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Trespasser in the night



One of my neighbors caught someone peering into their windows late at night. He went outside to see if he could catch the intruder. Where he got outside he could see a flashlight and followed the intruder through the woods until he lost track of him. A search of the area didn't turn up anything. No strange cars were spotted on the few roads in our area.

There's potential for something like this to get serious. Most people around here are armed. Intruders stand a fair chance of getting shot. If they are lucky people's dogs will just chase them off.

It's possible that someone was checking out houses to see if they were unoccupied. Rural areas sometimes have problems with thieves. There's a lot of houses where the owners are seasonal.

My house is one of them. There are neighbors who keep and eye on it and notice anything out of the ordinary. During years when I've had house sitters I've made a point to tell everyone so my sitters wouldn't get mistaken for thieves. or squatters.

Outside of moving out the guns and a few valuables, I don't worry about the house to much. Too many people become prisoners because they worry about their property all the time. That's why I buy insurance.

-Sixbears

8 comments:

  1. The one thing that can't be replaced is old pictures and letters and such. . . you know, the things that have memories attached to them or bring back old memories.

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    1. A lot of photos have already been sent to all the kids, many of them copies.

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  2. just scatter about the tresspassers bones after you ate them.....

    Wildflower

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    1. Ya know, a lot of the guys around here have bulldozers and backhoes. Things disappear. No body no crime, right?

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  3. No Anonymous, you plant the bones under your nosy neighbor's house.

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    1. Gee Dizzy, you seem to know way too much about how this is done . . .

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    2. I'm in the "dead bodies go under the log layer in your hugelkulture bed" camp....

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