It's the gift buying and giving time of year and also a fantastic time for our local thieves to help themselves gleaning those same gifts. One particular rule that I personally have is that ANYTHING we buy, especially those things that come in large packages, (such as: TV's, Stereo Equip, Tech Equip, and Shop Equipment) care is taken to dispose of the empty cartons so as to NOT bring any attention to our home and it's contents. Most people in our neighborhood will just simply take a large empty box and place it next to their garbage can for disposal instead of taking the time to cut it up and put it in the can or haul it down the street for a county pick up. By not doing what it takes to protect their home they are advertising that they just purchased a new item and here is a picture of it if you want to steal it. My next door neighbor just bought her flat screen 2 weeks ago and proudly put the empty container on the curb in front of her house. Sure enough, while she was at work yesterday someone broke in and relieved her of her newly bought piece of home improvement. Normally, I keep my eyes open for any weird activity around our property but we were gone for several hours yesterday. (although I do have an idea of who so I will be talking to the kid's uncle at some time today) Please, enjoy the upcoming holidays or any celebration day for that matter, but be smart and don't advertise that new item you just bought. People WILL notice!!