Sitting here reading some of the forums when BAM CRASH BOOM & the dog goes NUTS. Now I'm the only one home so I didn't have the alarm armed, but at least I was. The noise came from about 30 feet away & it sounded like it came from the 2nd bedroom. I draw my weapon get up & head for my bedroom in the opposite direction.Grab my shotgun & rack in a shell & wait with the dog behind me. Yeah great watch dog.
My hearts going 120mph. Finally after hours of waiting, it was probably only minutes I go clearing the house room by room. Nothing. So I slip out the door to check the exterior. Boy did I feel stupid. A BIG hunk of ice fell off the roof hit the heat pump bounced off it & scraped the side of the house on the way down. Now I was lucky 3 feet the other way & it could have busted out that bedroom window.
Now call me paranoid but this got me to thinking here I am in my own home relaxed in my little corner at the computer back to everything else. What if someone did manage to quietly break in while I'm in my own little world??
I set the alarm.