Do you/should you, lock your doors

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Re: Do you/should you, lock your doors

Postby sallybell » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:46 pm

doppel wrote:Have always locked the doors. Had an attempted break-in only two weeks ago. First time ever. I think they saw only one set of tracks leaving the driveway just after the snow started falling...

When I leave my house, there's snow, and I don't have time to shovel...I walk down the walkway backwards so it'll look like I'm home.

I always lock my doors. I once found footprints in the snow (and a screen to a window torn off) indicating someone tried to break in...on Christmas Day...when I was gone for a half hour.

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Re: Do you/should you, lock your doors

Postby green union terrace chair » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:38 am

Michael Patrick wrote:
KidCapitol wrote:We don't live that far away from blacks


I live next door to an Irishman so I have a padlock on the liquor cabinet and barbed wire around the potato garden.

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Re: Do you/should you, lock your doors

Postby kurt_w » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:11 am

KidCapitol wrote:We don't live that far away from blacks and low income housing and there have been a few neighborhood shootings in the area so of course we do.

I'm sure your neighbors appreciate you locking yourself in, so they don't have to face your idiocy as often as they would if you were out roaming the streets.

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Re: Do you/should you, lock your doors

Postby KyleKent » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:45 pm

snoqueen wrote:My windows have a little gadget that secures them two inches open, so I use that in the summer. However, whoever lived here before me planted the prickliest, thorniest rose bushes in the world right below both bedroom windows. I can't believe this was random.

Not piranhas, but the same idea.

I'm pretty sure it wasn't random because I've used the same 'natural' deterrent before :lol: it works security wonders and it still allows you to keep your windows open during the warmer, stuffy months. I will say that the only downside to using thorny plants is that you cutoff an entry point you could use if you ever lock yourself out of your home or apartment. I learned this the very, very hard and painful way when I had to climb through some spiky holly just to get back in :thumbdown: . Since then, I always make sure I have my keys on me whenever I lock my doors, and I make it a routine to brush up on some tips that have helped me avoid getting locked out again. Check them out if you ever need them:

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Re: Do you/should you, lock your doors

Postby fennel » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:00 pm

One of the early tasks in our new house was to pull out the prickle bushes in front of the lower-floor windows. This was primarily because they were planted too close, but it also occurred to us that it would make egress a painful proposition if it ever came to that.

And though I was well prepped, with heavy leather gloves and a heavy long-sleeved work shirt, a fair bit of blood was spilled upon the soil of the Homeland.

That's worse than spilling wine.

[But I repeat myself...]

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Re: Do you/should you, lock your doors

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