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Old 05-10-2011, 10:56 AM
 
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happening across the country...

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No doubt it is. I'm sure online security companies no longer wonder why they are now shipping a lot of their home security systems to rural addresses. My west Texas farm now has one.
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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We don't even have a key to our house-hid it somewhere years ago and forgot where we hid it lol-We only have the engine key to one of our trucks, the door key was lost last year.
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:46 PM
 
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You are going to have to get over the waving thing or people will think your a stuck up... you know what.
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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I moved to a home I built in rural south Florida and am more careful than ever. It is all concrete, hurricane proof with a hydraulically operated door. My yard has a 6 foot chain link fence topped with barbed wire, and tire treadles that can be popped up in the driveway. The entire fence is backed up with boulders and concrete poles to prevent driving through. There are IR and laser sensors and 16 cameras with a DVR. However, I still do not lock my truck I have helped most of my neighbors fix their trucks, tractors, skid steers, etc and assisted in many maintenance tasks. However, I still do not trust people completely. My fear is that someone driving through the area with bad motives would try and commit crimes. So although my gate is often open and my friends can find me in my lab or shop with the door open things can become secure with the flip of a switch. Whenever I see someone odd out here I have all my neighbors phones on speed dial.
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:30 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I moved to a home I built in rural south Florida and am more careful than ever. It is all concrete, hurricane proof with a hydraulically operated door. My yard has a 6 foot chain link fence topped with barbed wire, and tire treadles that can be popped up in the driveway. The entire fence is backed up with boulders and concrete poles to prevent driving through. There are IR and laser sensors and 16 cameras with a DVR. However, I still do not lock my truck I have helped most of my neighbors fix their trucks, tractors, skid steers, etc and assisted in many maintenance tasks. However, I still do not trust people completely. My fear is that someone driving through the area with bad motives would try and commit crimes. So although my gate is often open and my friends can find me in my lab or shop with the door open things can become secure with the flip of a switch. Whenever I see someone odd out here I have all my neighbors phones on speed dial.
You remind me of a poster I saw several years ago. "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you!"
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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You are going to have to get over the waving thing or people will think your a stuck up... you know what.
Or move to a bigger and busier town where there's so many people to wave at most people give up trying.
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