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Monthly Archives: May 2006

More on windows

I’ve been amazed at the ability of determined intruders to penetrate homes through attic crawl spaces, pet doors, vents, etc.  When you are securing your windows, be sure you secure these other entry/exit points too.  And do it the same … Continue reading

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Pet doors

A lot of people have pet doors in their back door.  You know what they are:  small swinging doors or plastic covers etc. that are unlocked so your cat or dog can get out without a human having to open … Continue reading

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windows

While I’m writing about securing your doors and pet doors, you might think about your windows too.  Basement and ground-floor windows should be secured.  How?  Well, if you don’t want to open them, they should be screwed shut–3″ screws will … Continue reading

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Doors

It’s amazing how many people have “chains” or other door guards that don’t work.  They also have deadbolt locks on their front doors but the locks are fastened to the wood with short ,  1 1/2 or 2 inch, screws.  … Continue reading

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I’m Back!

Hi every body.  Sorry I’ve been gone for so long but I’ve been *really* busy and haven’t had time to blog.  Not that there isn’t a lot to say about a lot of different things.  And I’ll start again, like … Continue reading

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Weapons (again) besides firearms

In going over what I wrote before it occurred to me:  there are more weapons out there than firearms.  People (bless us for our creativity) have been converting the most amazing things into weapons:  pipes, magazines, newspapers, combs, keys, pens … Continue reading

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flip flops or daughter learns a lesson

God I hate flip flops.  I’ve written about this before but … . So my older girl goes to a concert over the weekend.  And some stranger throws a beer on her while daughter is sitting in the car.  [apparently … Continue reading

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