On our way out of town yesterday morning we prepared the house to leave it behind for a while. Nothing unusual, just setting light timers to go off, emptying out the refrigerator, making sure all the windows were locked.
I stopped the mail and the newspapers. However the newspaper guy never seems to stop throwing the paper until a couple days have piled up in the driveway and he realizes there has been a vacation stop. What’s up with that?
The pool was super-chlorinated so it won’t grow algae while we’re away and the gardening taken care of the day before.
I did not leave a porch light on 24/7, a sure sign of not being home, even though I did last vacation by mistake.
So I sit down in the hotel room last night with the Sunday paper I brought to read and had so been craving. I get to the Travel section and there’s a big article on how July and August are the big months for burglars scouting the homes of vacationers for robbery.
The number one thing these burglars look for?
CLOSED UP BLINDS!
Of course I closed my blinds. Don’t you? Why would I leave them open?
The article suggests having your neighbors coming over every day to open and close them. Oh yeah right, just how to really get on your extremely busy neighbor’s nerves.
So I sit here in my hotel room wondering if burglars are in my house with the blinds closed.
I guess no one would know because you can’t see in.
Does anyone really leave their blinds open?