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Locking doors
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C Kulig    Posted 08-20-2003 at 08:22:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
After reading the Bob posts I was wondering how many of you lock you doors or take the keys out of your vehicles? I was thinking, (I know thats not a good thing to do) we don't lock the doors when we leave. We do lock them when we are home. It's not for security but for privacy.;) I allways leave the keys in the vehicles at home. It's a rare occasion that I lock my truck doors no matter where I am. Only time they get locked is when we are Christmas shopping and the better half is along.I do take the keys out when parked in town, don't want to make it to easy! Speaking from experience, locking the doors only means haveing to pay the deductable to get the window replaced!
Dad says a lock only keeps the honest criminal out. I can't argue with him on that one!

Maggie/TX    Posted 08-20-2003 at 11:46:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
We lock our doors here and take the keys out of vehicles, but don't lock them usually. This is a fast growing rural neighborhood with folks flocking out of inner city areas, bringing their little juvinile delinquents with them. If I leave something valuable in the car, I do lock it at night.

When we go up to our place in the real country, in the middle of 37 acres, we don't lock anything and leave the front door open to the screen door all night to catch the breeze in the summer time. Only reason I ALWAYS take my car keys out is that I was raised by an insurance man. Force of habit. ;)

LeAnn    Posted 08-20-2003 at 10:11:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We don't lock our doors because I'm of the opinion that anyone who WANTS to get in WILL get in and then we'll just have to through all the trouble of replacing broken windows or a broken door.

Of course, if I lived in a big city, I would probably think differently. But I don't. I live smack dab out in the middle of the country (rural Wisconsin). Thank goodness!


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RayP(MI)    Posted 08-20-2003 at 10:00:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
With the crime that's going on out here in the country lately, I lock house at night, and house and outbuildings whenever we're gone. That way, it becomes "Breaking and Entering," if the cops actually catch up to the culprit. Cars are kept keyless, and locked when I'm not home. Try to keep as much of the farm machinery under cover as I can, and try not to leave things laying around that could be hastily converted to burgular tools. Sorry, we have to feel that way, but I've had enough destruction and I'm running scared!

RichZ    Posted 08-20-2003 at 09:18:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No one locks their doors in our area, and we never have any theft from houses. I leave the keys in all my tractors, and I never lock our trucks, but we do take the keys out.

But...when we go to any city area, we always lock the doors of our trucks.

Paula    Posted 08-20-2003 at 08:33:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It must be in the air. I live in the city at the moment and I
go out to my country lot where I'm trying to build my little
house I've surprised myself time and again returning to
the truck to find doors unlocked, keys in ignition, etc.
The vibe is definitely different out in the boonies.

I tell you what though, it would be some kind of acid
tripping crackhead who would try to come in my house
with my rhodesian ridgebacks!


Ret    Posted 08-20-2003 at 09:43:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
where are you building Paula? Sounds like it is a long ways from everything. Rhodesians are a good breed if you are going to live out. Don't know how they take to cold weather though

Paula    Posted 08-20-2003 at 10:05:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm building in Orrtanna, PA. It's not really that far from
everything distance wise, its just that the lot is six miles
up south mountain (a windy and curvy road) and
civilization is down in Fairfield.

Ridgebacks are incredibly adaptable. They love the
snow, they love the heat. Will only likely chase a
sandwich to the river's edge though.


Salmoneye    Posted 08-20-2003 at 08:28:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree with all you have said...

I only lock vehicles when in town, and then only if there is something that I really value in the vehicle...

LH    Posted 08-20-2003 at 09:42:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dang Im the same way so we agree again lol

You're really starting...    Posted 08-20-2003 at 09:47:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
To scare me again LOL

Salmoneye, WIll Wonders Never Cease

LH    Posted 08-20-2003 at 12:23:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess I need to take some more liberal arts classes to try and better myself lol

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