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Old 03-04-2015, 04:33 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Bob Miller View Post
Just a general internet tip:
You have just told the entire world that your property "Might" be empty for a while. I usually reserve departure notifications for those that have a need to know, and fill in details after the trip.
I never leave home for an extended period of time without having a house sitter. We have a good friend who lives in a small apartment and loves to spend time at our house because there is plenty of space for his dog to run. It also doesn't hurt that my neighbor on one side is a police officer and is one of the K9 handlers, and the neighbor on the other side is a firearms instructor for the DEA. And as a backup, there is a wireless alarm system with video monitoring in our home. I figure all of my bases are covered as well as they can be.

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Old 03-04-2015, 08:33 AM   #16
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House sitters are an excellent plan but, as most residential burglaries take place in broad daylight, when everyone is at work, neighbors may only come home to find your front doors standing wide open after the fact. That happened to me in 2005.

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We have traveled for 14 years, 8 months a year; the house has been occupied except for one year. Our home, except for one home, is surrounded by empty summer homes.

We always publish on this site our travel plans.

We have never had single problem.

Our only security is one neighbor and this year lots of really deep snow.

Of course we live in NH where the crime rate is very low, among the lowest in the nation.

As we've aged we worry less. There's hardly anything some one can steal that would have much of a negative effect on our lives. When young we worked very hard for things but later in life we learned that things have little real value, it's people, memories and a joy for life that count the most. Worrying about 'little disasters' just takes away from today.

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