Gordon Freeman's Personal Aid
#16 Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:06 PM
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#17 Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:28 PM
Yea that's very likely... I wouldn't even be surprised if it was my neighbor or one of him scumbag friends... Sucks feeling this useless to counter shit like this
Formerly known as "Vannilesoep"
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#18 Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:26 PM
Fast forward to a couple of months and some time and my wife and I return home after returning from our honeymoon to find that our security system had been ripped off the wall and somehow that deactivated the system without alerting our monitoring company (ADT sucks guys). They stole all of our wedding gifts and my DS with all of it's games. We had double deadbolts on all the doors and the windows are single pane with a steel frame (1940's home) so they couldn't get away with anything big. Made another insurance claim, got some money, went back to living.
Couple weeks later, insurance company contacts us to let us know that it was dropping us even though our claims weren't that excessive. Had to go with a tier B insurance provider which raised our policy by 3X and raised our mortgage by nearly $400.
The entire experience really sucked. The police were useless, but what can they do. Insurance company sucks, and we lost a lot of stuff. We found the silver lining though. despite the two robberies, they never stole my desktop computer which had all my photos on it. Never got my TV, and somehow over looked my bluray player which at the time was kind of rare. But if they had stolen my computer with photos, that would have been devastating. I hated a lot of what was happening to us, but started to think maybe we just had too much stuff and needed some purification in how consumed we were by our possessions. Now we have a security system that calls my phone when triggered, a wireless camera array that's controlled by Vitamin D and can detect human beings on the property and sends me an email to my phone with photo when it happens. and my wife and i have an added level of casual paranoia which everyone should have a little of.
Life goes on and I appreciate the things that I do have, but I feel for you. It is the suckiest feeling in the world when it happens and I hope you find your way back to some sense of security soon.
#19 Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:44 AM
You should bury some 1940's style landmines outside of your 1940's windows. Then set your wireless cameras up to capture the magic.
#20 Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:30 PM
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori
Ad astra per aspera