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  •  Hi, J ... (4+ / 0-)
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    Unsettling is the word, and thankfully, no, we've discovered nothing else missing (knock wood).  I was careful to check for keys and garage door openers, prescription drugs, all obvious valuables.  Everything appears ok, and aside from that creepy feeling of knowing someone was here, SOMEONE WAS HERE, it seems as if we've come through it comparatively unscathed.

    I am getting replacement cards just in case they copied down the numbers, but honestly, it doesn't seem as if they had enough time to do that.

    I was out on the trail, J, cutting a new little extension to the loop.  Knowing i'd been working hard out there, hubby came home early and brought me back a Starbucks coffee.  Both garage doors were open and unlocked.

    We were on the trail for 20, possibly 30 minutes just enjoying the moment - likely the very same moments when we were being robbed.  When we came back in, we heard a noise, asked one another what it was, shrugged it off.  I'm pretty sure now that the noise was the sound of them leaving?  Hiding before leaving when the opportunity presented itself?  I just don't know for sure.  And never will, undoubtedly.

    Thanks for your thoughts, J ... And stay safe!  

    PS:  Is Dusty a good watch dog?

    •  It sounds like... (5+ / 0-)
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      a burglary of convenience!  They probably spotted that things were open and you were far from the house!

      The one time I remember as a kid our house was burglarized is when there was a rash of the whole block.  Back then when people left their doors open of course!!!

      They stole money from a can that my mother kept for Sunday collection and ice cream treats for us kids.  I think the same thing happened - one of us kids got up maybe to use the bathroom and it scared them away.

      But that day it was busy for the town cops.  five houses on the block had been burglarized.

      needless to say, everyone was locking their doors tight from that moment on.

      All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

      by kishik on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 09:39:56 AM PST

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      •  That must have been so traumatic ... (4+ / 0-)
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        ... for your mother, to have had that happen with kids in the house.  What is wrong with people?  Is what's right with them the shorter list?

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          My dad was in law enforcement, and our neighbor across the street was NYPD. I think they just figured the suburbs really wasn't so safe you could just leave your doors open.

          I do remember seeing the cops in the house talking to my parents and looking at the back door entrance (which my parents tended to leave unlocked).

          I was pretty young then, like maybe five or six.  My baby sister was really small, so that's why I think I was around that age.  I remember telling my friends at school about all the excitement (as seen thru kid eyes!)

          I hate to say this, but it definitely didn't change any habits! Instead of leaving the door unlocked, we had a key placed in a coat hanging in the tiny mud room porch to get in thru the back door!

          Back then, things were different at least.  Nowadays, people don't just steal, but can do worst things, too.  :-(

          Thank goodness you are okay.

          All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

          by kishik on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 01:56:47 PM PST

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