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Thursday, June 09, 2005

Of all the luck

So here I sit in the SafeLite Auto Glass shop waiting for them to clean out my car and replace the passenger window. Unfortunately I have to pay for it out of pocket as it's cheaper than my deductible. I'm suddenly very thankful for having an EDGE phone so I can at least get online and be somewhat productive. The connection is too slow to get any real sort of work done, but I can at least monitor email and chat to keep from dying of boredom.

I'm really starting to think our condo building has a bad apple in it. Our building is broken into about six times more often than the surrounding neighborhood according to the cops and the insurance company. I suspect that there is someone in the building letting their "associates" in and taking a cut. To add fuel to this idea is the fact that only the more "well off" individuals ever get their cars broken into (regardless of if they drive a nice car) so someone is telling the thieves which cars are most likely to have stuff in them. Luckily I've been keeping nothing of value in my car so it's not quite as bad - but it's still an inconvenience.

I'm trying to figure out how we can start combatting this problem. We have discussed various security methods and none of them seem to be a perfect solution. There are problems with alarm and camera systems, and a neighborhood watch program just does not seem like it could be effective. I'm brainstorming ideas of ways we could make the garage more secure - ideas anyone?


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