As always, so very helpful, Janice. You never use platitudes. You do so much research for all of us and offer only practical "I-can-do-that-today ideas". Thanks so much. You asked for one more idea, one other thing I have done is install dead bolt locks on both my exterior doors. BUT dead bolts that require using a key both outside and INSIDE. When I go to bed at night, I know that even if an intruder breaks the window in the door, s/he cannot just reach in and turn the lock to enter. ( I keep the inside key on a peg about 10 feet away from the door, so I can exit quickly should I need to in an emergency.) I sleep more securely.

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