Archive for November, 2007

Another Break-in Attempt?

Friday, November 30th, 2007

A little past 7PM, while on my way home from work, I got a call from my home security system alerting me that the alarm had been set off.  Could it be another attempted break-in?  It was just about one year ago when someone attempted to break into my house.  No way!  Our family has had this house for thirty years without an incident.  There was just no way that we could have two attempted break-ins in two consecuitve years.  I rushed home as quickly as I could, but I was still about 10 minutes away.  When I got home the siren was still blaring, so I figured if there was a thief he would have been long gone by now. But I grabbed one of my hockey sticks just in case. When I checked the security system, it revealed to me that the master bedroom motion detector had been set off. That’s odd, since one of the doors or windows had to be breached if it was due to a thief. I made my way into the bedroom and noticed Alice’s birthday balloons were swaying in front of the motion detector. The alarm must have been set off when the heater kicked on. I guess I shouldn’t have put those balloons there. Man, I gave myself quite a scare!

DIY Shutters

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Alice and I wanted shutters instead of curtains or blinds for our windows, but having shutters professionally installed can get quite expensive. offered pre-assembled shutters for the do-it-yourselfers, so I figured I would try it on one window and see how it would work out.  If it goes well, then I would continue with the DIY project.  If not, I would give in and hire a professional.  The custom-made Hunter Douglas vinyl shutter that I ordered a few weeks ago finally arrived, and I installed it in the master bathroom.  I have to admit, it was quite easy to install.  So if I Alice approves, I will be doing all the windows myself. 

Open Shutter          Open Shutter