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Thread: My DDil is a wreck

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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    I took my DGC home yesterday afternoon and stay with my DDil last night as my DS is out of town till Friday. She is a nervous wreck. When I got there there was an alarm company there putting in security sensors etc.
    We sat up until midnight talking. She was so strung out she couldn't sleep. Both of the children slept with her last night. I will spend the next two nights there so she won't be alone. She feels so violated and after she told me all the details, I can understand why.
    Hopefully the alarm system will make her feel safer. It is being completed today.I know it takes time for things to return to normal after a traumatic experience. :-(

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    Glad that she has you close enough to stay with her. It will get easier once things calm down. I think having the alarm will give her a sense of security that someone is on the way to help.
    Once she is calmer the kids should follow suit in time.
    Give her a hug from us.
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    The best theft deterrent is a big dog. They'll always make you feel safer and loved at home. But it never hurts to have both a dog and an alarm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytwopals
    The best theft deterrent is a big dog. They'll always make you feel safer and loved at home. But it never hurts to have both a dog and an alarm.
    Even a little dog is a deterrent...If she sounds the alarm the big dogs next door start up...besides, people don't know that she is a chicken...she can make a lot of noise if she wants to.

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    Dogs are good, but if they want in bad enough they will get past the dog. It happened to my sons' house not once but twice in 3 weeks. One dog is very protective and they still managed to get past her.

    You do feel violated. You never get over something like this but as time goes by it will get better.

    And remember that as you replace items taken, hide the packaging the new stuff came in boxes, etc. No need to advertise anything but the security system.

    It took me over a year to be able to sleep at night after I caught them coming over the fence to break in. And it has gotten better with time. My prayers are with your family.

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    Bless your heart!

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    When we moved from the big city to our small private road we installed an alarm again up here. you never know. Our 2 dogs are small but make a lot of noise and alert us even if ups comes up the road. We faithfully use the alarm. Have an escape plan if somone tries anything. ALSO one thing if you grab your car keyes and turn on the car alarm that will alert neighbors,(clue them in), maybe scare intruders. put an NRA sticker on all your entrances. In NH we are able to have handguns that is a deterrent too.

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    I am sorry that your family is going through this trauma. My prayers are with all of you. The alarm system will be helpful. I especially like the chime sound when someone opens a window or a door. It is one bill I don't mind paying.

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    It will take her a long time to feel safe and secure I am glad that they are getting a security system that will help her I am sure. I am praying for all of you!!

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    I'm so sorry to hear this. What a violation. The alarm will help, but still.

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    I suggest you call the county seat and see if they have a Victims' Advocacy Service. They offer free counseling for victims of crime. It can make a big difference.

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    Ditter, so sorry this has happened. BUt, having you there must have helped a lot. How many funny stories did you tell her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    I took my DGC home yesterday afternoon and stay with my DDil last night as my DS is out of town till Friday. She is a nervous wreck. When I got there there was an alarm company there putting in security sensors etc.
    We sat up until midnight talking. She was so strung out she couldn't sleep. Both of the children slept with her last night. I will spend the next two nights there so she won't be alone. She feels so violated and after she told me all the details, I can understand why.
    Hopefully the alarm system will make her feel safer. It is being completed today.I know it takes time for things to return to normal after a traumatic experience. :-(
    I know exactly how your DIL feels. Our home was broken into in May. When I came home from running some errands they were still in the house when I opened the garage door. One was waiting in a parked truck(the watchout) and another in the house that went out a back door. They got away with all of my nice jewelry, a camera, some coins and were about to get the small gun safe out. Think they were going to back the truck up to the garage and load the safe and a couple of other things they had sitting in the hallway to the garage. I did not sleep well for about a month. We now have a security system & feel better now about leaving the house. She is lucky the security company was able to install the system so quickly. We had to wait over a week for ours.

    I still think about it almost every day. I think it will take a long long time for me to get over it. Hope things calm down soon.

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    What an awful thing. So glad you are there with them until your son returns.
    Alarm systems really do make one feel safer, at least for me it does.

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    Come on everyone lets help out a special QB member Ditter43.Ö. Go to my challenge at PDA section B&E at DS's house. PM me and I will PM Ditters address or PM Ditter43. Something good always comes to those who help others. . $1.00.Ö less than the cost of a soda is all am asking. You can give more or less itís your choice. Make A Happy Birthday memories for a DG.

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    So sorry to hear about all this. I can imagine her fear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windwalker
    Dogs are good, but if they want in bad enough they will get past the dog. It happened to my sons' house not once but twice in 3 weeks. One dog is very protective and they still managed to get past her.
    Next door has a Doberman; they were broken into. Only day in a month I had gone out!

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