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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:45 PM

52. I don't think it's fear 'cause if it was we'd move away from here

But it is a matter of taking responsibility for your own safety.

We live on 40 acres with one neighbor about 1/2 mile away and no other houses within 2 miles in either direction. The sheriff has basically told us to go to hell when we asked him to provide regular patrols to our isolated area. Pleading budgetary constraints.

We sit back about 400 feet from the road up a little rise and the place is well lit. We have several out buildings that have motion detector lights on them. We have an alarm system in the house and in the shop.

There is a loaded coach type shotgun in the hall closet (mostly for snakes) and a 1911 style pistol in the night stand. And I have to confess that we very seldom think about the possibility of a home invasion type incident. What concerns us the most is a burglary while we are away.

We are both in our 70's and I suppose we have to consider the likelihood that we won't be able to continue to live out here and take care of this place for too many more years. Mrs. t is already complaining about being so far away from the great grandkids. We don't have many animals anymore so moving will be that much easier.

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