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  1. Andy

    Andy Guest

    3:50 a.m. Brinks living room sensor sets off alarm.
    3:51 a.m. Andy grabs .45 and flashlight to clear the rooms naked,
    screaming "come out with your hands up!"
    3:52 a.m. Brinks calls. 'Police are on the way.
    3:55 a.m. Finish clearing house. Cancel 120 decibel alarm.
    3:57 a.m. Police call. I declare I've cleared the house. They ask if I
    have one, put the firearm away. "Yes officer. It's in the kitchen drawer
    under this telephone, loaded and chambered.
    3:58 a.m. Put on pants. Come back downstairs and four cops are
    flashlighting into the kitchen where I'm standing holding a flashlight.
    3:59 a.m.. Open carport door and 2 local and two officers from the next
    town over enter. I joked, you two went way out of your way. Laughs.
    4:00 a.m. "It's the living room sensor. I haven't heard a thing. Probably
    a goddam BAT!. Laughs all around. "Am I the only one in the house?"
    "Yeah, I better be." Cops inspect windows and locks one last time and I
    say "thanks. Go Steelers" Laughs all around.

    First time in 12 years. Nice response. Excellent communications with LEOs
    (I've known them for so long).

    4:01 Turn on outside floodlights to let officers see back to the street!

    4:02 Retrieve .45 and flashlight and do one more house clearing
    inspection.

    4:05 Turn off all lights, get back in bed and listen for about 1/2 hour
    in the dark. Fell alseep.

    Late CotD!

    Life's a bitch. Why couldn't it go off at 5:00 p.m.!?!?

    Gotta find that dang bat ("little hangers" I call 'em) and let it out.
    I'm good at it.

    Take care!


    OB: 8:xx a.m. Two french dip sandwiches and a vodka and 7-up for
    breakfast.


    Andy
     
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  2. Elisa

    Elisa Guest

    "Andy" <q> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > 3:50 a.m. Brinks living room sensor sets off alarm.
    > 3:51 a.m. Andy grabs .45 and flashlight to clear the rooms naked,
    > screaming "come out with your hands up!"
    > 3:52 a.m. Brinks calls. 'Police are on the way.
    > 3:55 a.m. Finish clearing house. Cancel 120 decibel alarm.
    > 3:57 a.m. Police call. I declare I've cleared the house. They ask if I
    > have one, put the firearm away. "Yes officer. It's in the kitchen drawer
    > under this telephone, loaded and chambered.
    > 3:58 a.m. Put on pants. Come back downstairs and four cops are
    > flashlighting into the kitchen where I'm standing holding a flashlight.
    > 3:59 a.m.. Open carport door and 2 local and two officers from the next
    > town over enter. I joked, you two went way out of your way. Laughs.
    > 4:00 a.m. "It's the living room sensor. I haven't heard a thing. Probably
    > a goddam BAT!. Laughs all around. "Am I the only one in the house?"
    > "Yeah, I better be." Cops inspect windows and locks one last time and I
    > say "thanks. Go Steelers" Laughs all around.
    >
    > First time in 12 years. Nice response. Excellent communications with LEOs
    > (I've known them for so long).
    >
    > 4:01 Turn on outside floodlights to let officers see back to the street!
    >
    > 4:02 Retrieve .45 and flashlight and do one more house clearing
    > inspection.
    >
    > 4:05 Turn off all lights, get back in bed and listen for about 1/2 hour
    > in the dark. Fell alseep.
    >
    > Late CotD!
    >
    > Life's a bitch. Why couldn't it go off at 5:00 p.m.!?!?
    >
    > Gotta find that dang bat ("little hangers" I call 'em) and let it out.
    > I'm good at it.
    >
    > Take care!
    >
    >
    > OB: 8:xx a.m. Two french dip sandwiches and a vodka and 7-up for
    > breakfast.
    >
    >
    > Andy


    You are going to be sound asleep when the game starts at this rate! (lack of
    sleep and early drinking)

    Elisa
     
  3. cathyxyz

    cathyxyz Guest

    Andy wrote:


    > Gotta find that dang bat ("little hangers" I call 'em) and let it out.
    > I'm good at it.
    >
    > Take care!
    >
    >
    > OB: 8:xx a.m. Two french dip sandwiches and a vodka and 7-up for
    > breakfast.


    Couldn't help chuckling at this one - so all is forgiven... good job it
    wasn't burglars, though! Glad you are ok. And I have to agree about the
    response time. Good job.

    We get those little bats in our lounge as well sometimes - especially
    if we have had a storm. They somehow manage to squeeze between the
    ceiling boards and the wall... we found two teeny, tiny baby ones a few
    weeks back - DH just put them back where they came from - they eat
    mosquitos so they can stay ;)

    Cheers
    Cathy(xyz)
     
  4. In article <[email protected]>, Andy <q> wrote:

    > 3:50 a.m. Brinks living room sensor sets off alarm.
    > 3:51 a.m. Andy grabs .45 and flashlight to clear the rooms naked,
    > screaming "come out with your hands up!"
    > 3:52 a.m. Brinks calls. 'Police are on the way.
    > 3:55 a.m. Finish clearing house. Cancel 120 decibel alarm.
    > 3:57 a.m. Police call. I declare I've cleared the house. They ask if I
    > have one, put the firearm away. "Yes officer. It's in the kitchen drawer
    > under this telephone, loaded and chambered.
    > 3:58 a.m. Put on pants. Come back downstairs and four cops are
    > flashlighting into the kitchen where I'm standing holding a flashlight.
    > 3:59 a.m.. Open carport door and 2 local and two officers from the next
    > town over enter. I joked, you two went way out of your way. Laughs.
    > 4:00 a.m. "It's the living room sensor. I haven't heard a thing. Probably
    > a goddam BAT!. Laughs all around. "Am I the only one in the house?"
    > "Yeah, I better be." Cops inspect windows and locks one last time and I
    > say "thanks. Go Steelers" Laughs all around.
    >
    > First time in 12 years. Nice response. Excellent communications with LEOs
    > (I've known them for so long).
    >
    > 4:01 Turn on outside floodlights to let officers see back to the street!
    >
    > 4:02 Retrieve .45 and flashlight and do one more house clearing
    > inspection.
    >
    > 4:05 Turn off all lights, get back in bed and listen for about 1/2 hour
    > in the dark. Fell alseep.
    >
    > Late CotD!
    >
    > Life's a bitch. Why couldn't it go off at 5:00 p.m.!?!?
    >
    > Gotta find that dang bat ("little hangers" I call 'em) and let it out.
    > I'm good at it.
    >
    > Take care!
    >
    >
    > OB: 8:xx a.m. Two french dip sandwiches and a vodka and 7-up for
    > breakfast.
    >
    >
    > Andy


    Re-seal the attic dude! ;-)
    --
    Om.

    "My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch." -Jack Nicholson
     
  5. Andy

    Andy Guest

    "Elisa" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    >
    > "Andy" <q> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> 3:50 a.m. Brinks living room sensor sets off alarm.
    >> 3:51 a.m. Andy grabs .45 and flashlight to clear the rooms naked,
    >> screaming "come out with your hands up!"
    >> 3:52 a.m. Brinks calls. 'Police are on the way.
    >> 3:55 a.m. Finish clearing house. Cancel 120 decibel alarm.
    >> 3:57 a.m. Police call. I declare I've cleared the house. They ask if
    >> I have one, put the firearm away. "Yes officer. It's in the kitchen
    >> drawer under this telephone, loaded and chambered.
    >> 3:58 a.m. Put on pants. Come back downstairs and four cops are
    >> flashlighting into the kitchen where I'm standing holding a
    >> flashlight. 3:59 a.m.. Open carport door and 2 local and two officers
    >> from the next town over enter. I joked, you two went way out of your
    >> way. Laughs. 4:00 a.m. "It's the living room sensor. I haven't heard
    >> a thing. Probably a goddam BAT!. Laughs all around. "Am I the only
    >> one in the house?" "Yeah, I better be." Cops inspect windows and
    >> locks one last time and I say "thanks. Go Steelers" Laughs all
    >> around.
    >>
    >> First time in 12 years. Nice response. Excellent communications with
    >> LEOs (I've known them for so long).
    >>
    >> 4:01 Turn on outside floodlights to let officers see back to the
    >> street!
    >>
    >> 4:02 Retrieve .45 and flashlight and do one more house clearing
    >> inspection.
    >>
    >> 4:05 Turn off all lights, get back in bed and listen for about 1/2
    >> hour in the dark. Fell alseep.
    >>
    >> Late CotD!
    >>
    >> Life's a bitch. Why couldn't it go off at 5:00 p.m.!?!?
    >>
    >> Gotta find that dang bat ("little hangers" I call 'em) and let it
    >> out. I'm good at it.
    >>
    >> Take care!
    >>
    >>
    >> OB: 8:xx a.m. Two french dip sandwiches and a vodka and 7-up for
    >> breakfast.
    >>
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > You are going to be sound asleep when the game starts at this rate!
    > (lack of sleep and early drinking)
    >
    > Elisa



    Elisa,

    True to a point. I'm usually up at 4 a.m normally. So I almost did get my
    normal amount of sleep. The whole event was highly adrenelized, I admit.
    They always are.

    I don't have to play in the big game. I might shoot the TV to
    smithereeens if the Steelers don't win though! ---JUST KIDDING--- :D

    All the best,

    Andy
     
  6. King's Crown

    King's Crown Guest

    I feel for you Andy. About 5 years ago alarm was tripped at about 7am in
    the morning on a Saturday. Hubby out of town I just sat on the bed with my
    gun listening for a few seconds. Then snuck out and got the kids to my
    room. Brinks called and asked if I was alright I said I didn't know. The
    calvary came quickly too. It was nice to know after 15 years of paying for
    the service it really worked. Turned out to be a sensor had gone bad and
    tripped. Whew! My heart though I don't think didn't start settling down
    until later that evening.

    Lynne
     
  7. Andy

    Andy Guest

    OmManiPadmeOmelet <[email protected]> wrote in news:Omelet-
    [email protected]:

    > Re-seal the attic dude! ;-)
    > --
    > Om.



    It's winter so it's warmer in the house. I'm gonna be pissed at this bat.
    All the others I've caught during the day!

    Set off the alarm dammit!

    Brinks and the locals get a pat on the badges from me.

    All the best,

    Andy

    P.S. I told a story about my ex-wife soaking the previous nights dishes
    and turned on the overhead light after it was full. Well, a bat was
    haning on the light ring and when she turned on the light, it fell
    without enoungh room to fly and landed in the sink. When she went back to
    stir up the suds, she screamed like in the movies. We nearly colided
    between the kitehcn and the foyer. She couldn't speek and just pointed. I
    said "Just go sit it the living room and calm down?". Looked in the
    kitchen sink and there was a bat wing flapping in the soap suds. Got the
    kitchen and garden gloves on and grabbed it out of the sink, rinsed it
    off and took it outside and let it go. The screech of a bat is high
    pitched and that even bothered me some!

    I went back into the living room and told my shivering ex "It was only a
    litle hanger!" Plus "It's the cleanest bat in town" I joked.

    She stopped crying, laughed and punched me. She wasn't right all that
    day.

    --A
     
  8. Andy

    Andy Guest

    "King's Crown" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > I feel for you Andy. About 5 years ago alarm was tripped at about 7am
    > in the morning on a Saturday. Hubby out of town I just sat on the bed
    > with my gun listening for a few seconds. Then snuck out and got the
    > kids to my room. Brinks called and asked if I was alright I said I
    > didn't know. The calvary came quickly too. It was nice to know after
    > 15 years of paying for the service it really worked. Turned out to be
    > a sensor had gone bad and tripped. Whew! My heart though I don't
    > think didn't start settling down until later that evening.
    >
    > Lynne



    Lynne,

    I know how you feel. Brinks is the best security money can buy. They have
    company installers (rather than others who farm out the wiring) and will
    fix anything, no questions asked.

    I'm going to call them tomorrow and have them test the sensor if I don't
    get that bat first. I capture and release. Bats are our friends!

    I'm glad you and yours did the right thing, gather and wait. And I'm glad
    you had a gun! Just don't forget the ear-plugs. So if you have to shoot
    in self defense in an enclosed area you don't deafen yourself. Even a .22
    in a small enclosure is deafening. It's also a trick I use when at a
    casino to cancel out the noise. Helps my concentraion, but not my
    winnings. Thank God I only do that once or twice a year.

    All the best,

    Andy
    P.S. An armed society is a polite society. --???
     
  9. In article <[email protected]>, Andy <q> wrote:

    > It's winter so it's warmer in the house. I'm gonna be pissed at this bat.
    > All the others I've caught during the day!
    >
    > Set off the alarm dammit!
    >
    > Brinks and the locals get a pat on the badges from me.
    >
    > All the best,
    >
    > Andy
    >
    > P.S. I told a story about my ex-wife soaking the previous nights dishes
    > and turned on the overhead light after it was full. Well, a bat was
    > haning on the light ring and when she turned on the light, it fell
    > without enoungh room to fly and landed in the sink. When she went back to
    > stir up the suds, she screamed like in the movies. We nearly colided
    > between the kitehcn and the foyer. She couldn't speek and just pointed. I
    > said "Just go sit it the living room and calm down?". Looked in the
    > kitchen sink and there was a bat wing flapping in the soap suds. Got the
    > kitchen and garden gloves on and grabbed it out of the sink, rinsed it
    > off and took it outside and let it go. The screech of a bat is high
    > pitched and that even bothered me some!
    >
    > I went back into the living room and told my shivering ex "It was only a
    > litle hanger!" Plus "It's the cleanest bat in town" I joked.
    >
    > She stopped crying, laughed and punched me. She wasn't right all that
    > day.
    >
    > --A


    Poor dear... ;-)

    Personally, I'd rather have bats than mosquitos.
    Best predators there are!

    I have a couple of bat houses on hand that I bought, just have not hung
    them up yet.
    --
    Om.

    "My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch." -Jack Nicholson
     
  10. Andy

    Andy Guest

    OmManiPadmeOmelet <[email protected]> wrote in news:Omelet-
    [email protected]:

    > Poor dear... ;-)
    >
    > Personally, I'd rather have bats than mosquitos.
    > Best predators there are!
    >
    > I have a couple of bat houses on hand that I bought, just have not hung
    > them up yet.
    > --
    > Om.



    I don't know if they tell you but you have to hang bat houses high enough
    with enough airspace to take-off and land. They need to circle and such.

    They are great. The only problem with bat houses is who takes possession
    first. Bees or bats?

    I have a bat house but haven't hung it either.

    Andy
     
  11. sf

    sf Guest

    On Sun, 05 Feb 2006 13:22:19 -0600, Andy wrote:
    >
    > I don't know if they tell you but you have to hang bat houses high enough
    > with enough airspace to take-off and land. They need to circle and such.
    >
    > They are great. The only problem with bat houses is who takes possession
    > first. Bees or bats?
    >
    > I have a bat house but haven't hung it either.
    >

    I'm glad to hear people are becoming bat friendly at last. I still
    remember when people killed them with baseball bats.

    sf
    bats in belfry, not in house

    --

    Practice safe eating. Always use condiments.
     
  12. D.Currie

    D.Currie Guest

    "Andy" <q> wrote in message news:[email protected]

    >
    > First time in 12 years. Nice response. Excellent communications with LEOs
    > (I've known them for so long).


    Lucky you. The police here charge for false alarms because there are so
    many.

    I'll never forget, though, the 2am call from the alarm company for the alarm
    at my business. Showed up to find the front door smashed, glass all over,
    and plenty of police cars swarming. Thre creep got away, and with some
    product, but the call to the glass company cost more than what was stolen.
    Not only that, but it was a cold winter night, and I had to wait for the
    glass guy to show up and board up the door and measure for glass. It was a
    cold, cold wait. I got no more sleep that night. By the time the glass guy
    was done and the police were done hunting for fingerprints and I was done
    cleaning up the mess, it was just about time to open up for the day. I had
    enough time to go home for a shower.

    The police said that if it hadn't been for the alarm, the guy would likely
    have spent more time inside and I would have lost a lot more. And they were
    only a block away when they got the call, so for sure he didn't spend a lot
    of time. After that, I set up a camera with a motion sensor. I knew it
    wouldn't keep anyone out, but I figured if it happened again, I had a chance
    of getting photos of the burglar.

    Donna
     
  13. Bronwyn

    Bronwyn Guest

    This all sounds so foreign to an Aussie - guns in the house - not legal
    here. Sometimes in this ng, I just feel like I'm at the movies LOL.
    (No offence at all meant to anyone, I know it is all very serious to
    you guys.)

    Bronnie
     
  14. Lisa Ann

    Lisa Ann Guest

    "Andy" <q> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > I don't have to play in the big game. I might shoot the TV to
    > smithereeens if the Steelers don't win though! ---JUST KIDDING--- :D
    >


    Well, thank goodness your TV was spared!

    BTW, I've gotten bats in my apartment too...my cat keeps asking me "If that
    mouse can fly, why can't I?" I still haven't figured out how they get in!

    Lisa Ann
     
  15. "Bronwyn" <[email protected]> hitched up their panties and posted
    news:[email protected]:

    > This all sounds so foreign to an Aussie - guns in the house - not legal
    > here. Sometimes in this ng, I just feel like I'm at the movies LOL.
    > (No offence at all meant to anyone, I know it is all very serious to
    > you guys.)
    >
    > Bronnie


    Usenet is not very serious to me Bronnie. I mean, it's not real life or
    anything. I use it for information and to gain friends in real life. Now
    some of the people I have met in RL off of Usenet I consider wonderful
    friends. That is how it works for me.

    Michael

    --
    “It requires a certain kind of mind to see beauty in a hamburger bun.”
    _Ray Kroc, creator of the McDonald's franchise
     
  16. Nancy Young

    Nancy Young Guest

    "Bronwyn" <[email protected]> wrote

    > This all sounds so foreign to an Aussie - guns in the house - not legal
    > here. Sometimes in this ng, I just feel like I'm at the movies LOL.
    > (No offence at all meant to anyone, I know it is all very serious to
    > you guys.)


    You might be astonished to know just how many of us have never owned
    or even handled a gun.

    nancy
     
  17. "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> hitched up their panties and posted
    news:[email protected]:

    >
    > "Bronwyn" <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    >> This all sounds so foreign to an Aussie - guns in the house - not legal
    >> here. Sometimes in this ng, I just feel like I'm at the movies LOL.
    >> (No offence at all meant to anyone, I know it is all very serious to
    >> you guys.)

    >
    > You might be astonished to know just how many of us have never owned
    > or even handled a gun.
    >
    > nancy


    Whoops! I missed the point of Bronwyn's post. I can shoot well, if I don't
    have to shoot too far. I was raised with hunting,guns, horses and dogs. I
    can't say it was serious. I can use a gun if needed but I do not, and
    will not, allow them in the house. Steven had a gun when I first met him.
    It went to the police department after he moved in. Many people can manage
    guns in the household. I just feel nervous with them around. It's just me.

    Michael

    --
    “It requires a certain kind of mind to see beauty in a hamburger bun.”
    _Ray Kroc, creator of the McDonald's franchise
     
  18. Gabby

    Gabby Guest

    "D.Currie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > Lucky you. The police here charge for false alarms because there are so
    > many.


    They do here too.
    >
    > I'll never forget, though, the 2am call from the alarm company for the
    > alarm at my business. Showed up to find the front door smashed, glass all
    > over, and plenty of police cars swarming. Thre creep got away, and with
    > some product, but the call to the glass company cost more than what was
    > stolen. Not only that, but it was a cold winter night, and I had to wait
    > for the glass guy to show up and board up the door and measure for glass.
    > It was a cold, cold wait. I got no more sleep that night. By the time the
    > glass guy was done and the police were done hunting for fingerprints and I
    > was done cleaning up the mess, it was just about time to open up for the
    > day. I had enough time to go home for a shower.
    >
    > The police said that if it hadn't been for the alarm, the guy would likely
    > have spent more time inside and I would have lost a lot more. And they
    > were only a block away when they got the call, so for sure he didn't spend
    > a lot of time. After that, I set up a camera with a motion sensor. I knew
    > it wouldn't keep anyone out, but I figured if it happened again, I had a
    > chance of getting photos of the burglar.


    They've installed an alarm at my place of employment but before they did we
    had 3 break-ins in a month. I work at what used to be the rectory. At the
    time of the break-ins there were at least 3 men asleep in the building and
    they heard nothing.

    The first break-in was discovered when one of the men was leaving for a walk
    and walked on glass all over the floor by the main door. He then noticed
    the small glass panel beside the door was smashed. Investigation showed
    that whoever had broken in had been in my office long enough to find the key
    to the filing cabinet, find the 3 bags containing the weekend collection,
    spend 30-40 minutes at my desk opening each envelope and carefully removing
    only the bills, leaving behind any coin or cheques. Then each bag was
    neatly closed and all was put back in the file drawer.

    I immediately suspected that our burglar was someone who was familiar with
    the office set-up but who?

    Two weeks later, another break-in. This time the burglar came in through
    the living room window, helped himself to food in the fridge and a bottle of
    wine. Went to my office and stole the few bills that were laying around in
    my desk(collection had been deposited immediately after Mass). Before he
    went to the office area he picked up 2 sets of keys that were laying by the
    phone. Left by the front door and went to the garage where he tried to
    start the XTerra but had no luck so he left the keys on the seat and
    proceeded to steal a car that had been left with us for safekeeping. The
    police noticed him leaving the parking lot and finding it suspicious at that
    time, they tried to get him to stop. He panicked and tried to get away,
    ending up crashing against a stop sign and trying to get away on foot. They
    caught him, asked him what he'd been up to and he readily admitted having
    broken in to the rectory. When they asked him if he'd been the one who'd
    broken in two weeks before he readily admitted that too. Our burglar turned
    out to be the nice high school kid who'd shovelled snow for us a few months
    before. He'd been in my office often enough to know the layout and where I
    kept keys.

    Thinking back I recalled that it was usually when he'd been around that
    money I'd thought had been in my jacket pocket had not been there when I got
    to the store.

    The third break-in was never solved. Not much was taken in that one since
    by then we'd stopped keeping money on the premises. Damage to the doors and
    locks mostly.

    Gabby
     
  19. Andy

    Andy Guest

    "Bronwyn" <[email protected]> wrote in news:1139205734.533934.68430
    @g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:

    > This all sounds so foreign to an Aussie - guns in the house - not legal
    > here. Sometimes in this ng, I just feel like I'm at the movies LOL.
    > (No offence at all meant to anyone, I know it is all very serious to
    > you guys.)
    >
    > Bronnie



    You used to be able to in Oz, until when, mid 1990s?

    Your road trains scared he hell out of me!!!

    Still, I think of Oz as one of the most polite societies on the planet.
    I'm angry abouth the Aborigines being "forcefully" (?) assimilated into
    the common culture!

    Andy
     
  20. On Sun 05 Feb 2006 11:02:14p, Thus Spake Zarathustra, or was it Bronwyn?

    > This all sounds so foreign to an Aussie - guns in the house - not legal
    > here. Sometimes in this ng, I just feel like I'm at the movies LOL.
    > (No offence at all meant to anyone, I know it is all very serious to
    > you guys.)


    We have never kept firearms in the home in our family, and I don't care to be
    in homes where they do.

    Here in Arizona, however, you are permitted to carry a firearm into a
    restaurant, for example, as long as you place it on the table in plain sight.


    --
    Wayne Boatwright o¿o
    ____________________

    BIOYA
     
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