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Break-In ... Really ticked off!

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Kit McCallum
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0 posted 08-10-2000 08:29 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

OK, I haven't vented here before, but ... here goes! I've had a heck of a day at work, have a project coming up that's going to eat my time up beyond words ... and when I drive in the driveway, there's my husband sitting on the porch saying "The cops will be here in a minute"! Huh???  "We had an attempted break-in"!  

12 years in the country, forgetting to lock doors, never worrying about this garbage, my dog dies, I want to move, we come to the city so I can be closer to work ... and what a lovely "welcome to the city" 3 months into the new house!

The cops figured something spooked the burgler, and he never finished/wasn't successful, but the door frame is wracked and split, wood chips on the floor ... hubby and his dad are repairing the whole mess now.  Thankfully he didn't make it actually inside ... but I'm soooooo frustrated!  I know we got off easy by all standards, but geez!  Why can't we just go back to "Leave it to Beaver", "The Brady Bunch", "The Partridge Family" days ... I hate this crap! There ... nuff said ... and thanks!
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1 posted 08-10-2000 08:45 PM       View Profile for Lakewalker   Email Lakewalker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lakewalker

At least nothing's missing.....except your peace of mind.  And that's the worst thing to lose!  Ok, seriously though, sorry to hear about this unfortunate happening.  Why can't everyone just be nice like everyone at Passions?  
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2 posted 08-10-2000 09:46 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I'm sorry that you had to deal with this, Kit. Perhaps you should do what we decided to do. We had security steel doors installed, front and back, with deadbolt locks. They are actually quite attractive, also, with all the new designs and colors out now. No one's getting in this house, at least not through the doors. We also have an alarm system and the alarm company stickers displayed in the windows and doors. Of course, our barking dog helps too, I'm sure. You can't be too careful. The peace of mind is definitely worth the cost.

Denise
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3 posted 08-10-2000 11:58 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Kit,...I can't imagine what you must feel like right now. I just came to say hello and that I think that really stinks that that happened to you. You and your loved ones are alright and that's something to smile about. Please take care. *Peace.
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4 posted 08-11-2000 02:27 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Just thank God that he/she didn't get in!  

Well, we've never had to lock our door before, but we've started, due to some robberies in the neighborhood. We don't have that many keys to the house, because we've never needed them before. My mother THOUGHT that she had one, but when we got back from our play, we found ourselves locked out. My sister and I tried some "breaking-in" ourselves. Bobby-pins, credit cards, nothing worked. I said that if my older sister didn't come with the key soon, that I would break a window. Luckily, she came right when I was kicking at the door.  

Give me the good old days!

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief" -Shakespea
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5 posted 08-11-2000 06:46 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Thanks for understanding and letting me rant everyone. Gee that felt good. The only "good" thing that came out of this, was that we've been wavering about getting another dog (I get waaaayyyy too attached to my furry companions). We've been researching the internet for hours doing breed selections surveys for a while now, trying to find one that will work for our lifestyle (both work).  Bottom line is ... the first thing the cop said was "GET A DOG!"  OK ... now that's permission! So ... maybe now I'm ready to try again.

Much appreciation to all!
/Kit
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6 posted 08-11-2000 08:55 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Geesh.... That's the epitome of "space invasion" isn't it?  How DARE they - whoever "they" are - intrude on the small corner of the world that's yours? I don't understand it either - I guess that's one of the biggest reasons I live in a "moderately" rural area, myself - I'm accustomed to NOT worrying about locking everything, and I think I'm too old to change that... Sorry you got this dose of urban insanity, my friend...
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LOL... Can't wait to hear about the new little arrival...
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8 posted 08-11-2000 09:33 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Thanks Nan  

We're looking at possibly a lab this time instead of a shepherd. If it comes about ... I guarantee you'll be sick of "puppy poems" posted by Kit the insane dog lover!  
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9 posted 08-11-2000 12:27 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

Kit~
I am so sorry about this! Sheesh! The meany!

But I do have to say...we have a Yellow Lab, and she is wonderful, at the moment she lives on the family farm a few miles away due to our move to the city and a tiny yard....but she has been an incredible asset to our family. I am really partial to Labs they are family friends to the death. They are loyal, and kind, and ours even loves our baby kitty (Jazzmyn -the dog- lets Darjeeling attack her without even so much as a growl). Labs are an awesome choice! We got ours from a neighbor as a 6 week old (she's 3 now), she is 99.99% purebred, not registered or anything (but for a family dog that wasn't an issue with us). The reason we went that way was that Labs can have hip problems and some people feel that a less than purebred Lab has less hip problems. We don't tell people she isn't pure, no-one asks anyways, and you couldn't tell by her looks or anything. She is 110% Yellow Lab, as hyper as the day is long, and as cuddly and sweet in the evenings as you could ever want. She's a good dog, and dang can she retrieve!!!

Good luck Kit!!
~Heather
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10 posted 08-11-2000 03:57 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Geez... big bummer, Kit! Big time!
but i'd say if you lived for 12 years without having to lock your doors and if this is your first confrontation with an attempted break-in, all in all, you should count your blessings. it's no fun to experience something like that, that's for sure! glad they didn't get in.


once my cd player was ripped out from my car
wires were pulled all over, but he didn't get too far
down to the next corner to buy himself some dope
sometimes in the cities, it is very hard to cope
once my friend's neighbor was walking her dog
out of the alley, right there in the fog,
out jumped a stranger with plans for some cash
knocked her out cold and then bought him some  stash
the trouble with cities, is large populations
of people with pent up, confusing frustrations
it's good to be cautious and watch for your back
but cities have some things that rural towns lack
you are closer to work and the dining is fine
and there's many conveniences there by design
great art, old museums and live music shows
an abundance of cultural life, i suppose...
so chalk this one up, Kit, and count yourself blessed...
it could have been worse, but please don't get obsessed
with a fear which can stifle and keep you in jail
locked inside of a house with a life of e-mail
the people who break into houses and cars
should not ever force you to live behind bars!

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geesh... i got carried away... LOL... thank you for being tolerant of my spewing forth of rhyme... i know you didn't say you were scared, you said you were frustrated and missing your former feeling of security where you used to live... the muse just took me to another level

again, sorry to hear about this...    
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Hugs Kit...

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12 posted 08-12-2000 07:55 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Kit my friend, all of the above is great advice on what to get/install, etc., and I would add 'motion sensor lights'. We have them, front and back. If your hubby hasn't thought of this, once you plant this seed, he'll look at you like it was his idea all along [LOL!]

They are a WONDERFUL deterrent for nighttime stuff. However, it sounds like your event was a day-time occurrence [how rude] but there are motion sensors that can be placed close by doors and windows that will give off noises.  And if you don't have the dog yet, leaving lights/sounds on within the house can help, too.

I'm so sorry this happened. I know what it is like to lose the feeling of security. I pray for its swift return.

Hugs,

Karilea
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Kit McCallum
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13 posted 08-12-2000 01:18 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I hope you guys know how wonderful you all
are ... cause ... you are!!!  Thank you
sooooo much, each and every one!  

I very much appreciate all the puppy
thoughts, security ideas, poems  
and all of the insight ... very, very much
appreciated from this ol' heart.

Best wishes to all,
/Kit
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14 posted 08-13-2000 06:17 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Kit: Bless you...it's a real heartbreaker to know that someone tried to violate your home, thankfully they were prevented from causing too much damage but I'm sure it will be a while before you feel totally secure again..

Don't forget to post a pic of the loveable pup you will find and looking on the bright side of things, just think, maybe that horrible person that tried to enter your home will now be the reason for you giving a home to some cute adorable puppy that will grow up to defend you, your family and your home but probably destroy a few pairs of slippers in the meantime..*g*

HUGS
 
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