Talk about God

@YrNemo (19391)
June 23, 2020 7:43pm CST
I like this saying, 'God helps those who help themselves'. It has been a month since our place was damaged by a breaking-in attempt. We have since been busy with the repair of this or that, plus trying to secure the property better. We haven't got everything done to perfection yet (due to Covid-19 problem, some tradesmen are not keen to work). As it is, the security upgrade in our property is not even up to the mark of 60% yet, but at least we are getting there. (Rome was not built in a day! so we have a good excuse there.) I still volunteer to stay up late to keep an eye on the house while everyone else sleeps soundly (I am a night type anyway!), but I can't wait for our place to be more secure (it is tiring doing this night after night!). Yet a good family friend of ours, after hearing about the breaking in and our attempt in securing the place better, she promptly advised us to learn to be at peace with the bad spirit of our next door neighbor the burglar, and let God worry about the rest. Just a few days ago, hearing that we have progressed well in our project, she sternly told us to open our mind and listen to her advice, to sell our place and move somewhere else. To her, somewhere out there, there would be a place where there would be no drug addicts nor bad people around; and there, in that new place, we would never need to worry about maintaintenance issue again ever etc. (I have a suspicion she is talking about heaven...) Would you move right at once if your place were burgled? We like our place and the neighborhood very much hence our approach in securing the place better. Are you a fighter or a runner in trivial matters like that?
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@GardenGerty (139358)
• United States
24 Jun 20
I am a fighter. God tells us to be wise as serpents and gentle as lambs. You are obliged to do your best to be safe. Not to do so would be silly.
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@YrNemo (19391)
24 Jun 20
Thank you for your support. If we keep running, we will never get anywhere in life I think.
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@rakski (101877)
• Philippines
24 Jun 20
if you are okay with your neighborhood, then you can stay and do whatever means so your home can be protected.
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@rakski (101877)
• Philippines
24 Jun 20
@YrNemo just secure the properties
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@YrNemo (19391)
24 Jun 20
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@DianneN (238333)
• United States
24 Jun 20
If you are happy with your home and neighborhood, you are doing the right thing by installing home security. From what I understand, it was your neighbor’s son and a one time thing. We live in a safe neighborhood in a safe town, but have a security system just to be safe. You never know. Good luck and get some sleep.
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@YrNemo (19391)
24 Jun 20
I am constantly sleepy these days . I grab any chance I could to have a nap during the day. (Thank God that due to Covid-19, no workplace calls me back to work yet!)
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@DianneN (238333)
• United States
24 Jun 20
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@Deepizzaguy (56273)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Jun 20
I am happy living in my current neighborhood since it is a calm area. The one way I would move is that the authorities would make my family move due to a renovation project or life would be unbearable.
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@YrNemo (19391)
24 Jun 20
I am so glad to hear your view. Why do younger people keep thinking that seniors like us shouldn't be allowed to live in our old home???
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@Deepizzaguy (56273)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Jun 20
@YrNemo What I understand is that young people do not like to get old. It is a shame of that they think that way.
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@YrNemo (19391)
24 Jun 20
@Deepizzaguy Their time will come... (and I wonder what they will think when that same advice which they are currently giving out so readily, be given back to them one day in the future.)
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@RebeccasFarm (49609)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
1 May
If it were not for a certain someone, there is no way I would be here.
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@YrNemo (19391)
1 May
What you wrote there could be understood/translated in two ways: the positive or the negative. Which one should I pick here?
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
1 May
@YrNemo It is definitely not good Darcy
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@YrNemo (19391)
1 May
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@FayeHazel (37286)
• United States
25 Jun 20
I don't blame you for staying. It sounds like your are taking the right precautions. I guess light deters a lot of crime, and also signs for security system (now... maybe you don't actually have the system.... there are stickers online) -- but it will raise doubts in the mind of anyone seeking to do harm. That's a great statement. Reminds me of a similar one about God will do His part when we do ours
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@FayeHazel (37286)
• United States
5 Jul 20
@YrNemo Ah yes, unfortunate.... so many people "self medicate"
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@YrNemo (19391)
7 Jul 20
@FayeHazel I like your polite way of describing things....
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@FayeHazel (37286)
• United States
7 Jul 20
@YrNemo Ah ha ha yes indeed
@moonandstars (55671)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
24 Jun 20
i wouldn't move at once but, if it was affecting me so much, i would.
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@YrNemo (19391)
4 Jul 20
I have thought about this, but after a lot of considerations, stay put is my only choice (moving requires money which I don't have).
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
4 Jul 20
@YrNemo yes, that stupid money. i understand you and, as saying here goes, the new place could be even worse
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@YrNemo (19391)
4 Jul 20
@moonandstars Better the devil you know .
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• United States
9 Apr
i don't reckon there'd truly be a 'safe place' to hang ones hat. fer the first time'n near 40yrs, i'm lockin' doors 'n trucks, put locks'n the trailers. aint'd nothin' nefarious goin', jest a tad paranoid these days's more folk move out to these parts. if'n i could move, 't'd be far 'way from civilization. not out'ta fear, but fer personal sanity.
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@YrNemo (19391)
9 Apr
I have a suspicion the bad youth is watching our property again. (I was surprised seeing this post of mine. Turned out I was still active here until more than half a year ago. And here I thought I hadn't been here for almost 2 years . I am having dementia.)
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• United States
9 Apr
@YrNemo folks'f that nature're 'lways keepin' a lookout. 'tis a shame they cannot be caught, tarred'n feathered then paraded 'bout. sometimes i truly miss the olden days 'f criminal deterrent measures... nah, ya aint havin' dementia, jest loads'n yer mind 'tis all. perfectly normal :)
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@YrNemo (19391)
10 Apr
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@Poppylicious (11147)
24 Jun 20
Is she one of those people who can't understand why churches aren't allowed to be open in a pandemic because God wouldn't let anything bad happen to a congregation in a place of worship?! No, I wouldn't move. If you're happy in a place then you're happy and you stay. If you're not happy anymore then you move, if possible. Nowhere is completely perfect or safe. (And, Heaven sounds so boring when you think about it!)
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@YrNemo (19391)
24 Jun 20
the unemployment rate must be very high in heaven... (well, no work need to be done there, everything is in perfection .)
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24 Jun 20
@YrNemo What will we do all day when we get there. I want some excitement in my afterlife! An eternity of perfection sounds like my idea of Hell ... ;)
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@YrNemo (19391)
30 Jun 20
@Poppylicious When I was in the boarding school, there was this girl which always acted very saintly, a bit snobbish and like a royal princess. One day, she just opened her mouth saying something pretty interesting to me, 'hmm, how are we going to survive with all the trumpets blasting on and on in heaven I wonder...' (That shocked me too, the idea of that noise going on and on to eternity .)
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@thelme55 (73213)
• Germany
24 Jun 20
If you like that place where you are just try to be vigilant and do something that secures your place. Moving away in this time of pandemic is difficult.
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@YrNemo (19391)
4 Jul 20
moving without planning in advance or for the right reason, always incurs extra expenses (we have moved quite a bit in the past, so I know this well.)
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@thelme55 (73213)
• Germany
4 Jul 20
@YrNemo yes, that is true. I have moved a lot before and I don't want to do that again.
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• Philippines
24 Jun 20
Our tenants were nearly burgled two years ago but since their roof was cement it was prevented but they turned to our neighbor tenant. We instead to chose to add more dogs instead.
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@YrNemo (19391)
24 Jun 20
My neighbor on the west side of our property, has two big dogs, but the bad kid fed the dogs with something before damaged her property 3-4 times.
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• Philippines
1 Jul 20
@YrNemo My god you mean they were poisoned? I guess I should be on guard as well.....ow I fear for my dogs
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@sallypup (49169)
• Moses Lake, Washington
5 Jul 20
I'd secure my house best I could and try not to go nuts thinking about the bad guys cause they are in every community. Yes I have had my house burgled.
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@YrNemo (19391)
7 Jul 20
Glad that you understand my feeling. The fact that the baddie lives right next to our place (and has been vandalized & terrorised the neighborhood for the last three years), discomforts me a bit. The question is, why did he only begin to terrorize us a month ago? (I guess one of his victims just moved house last January and he needed new victim.)
@ridingbet (67220)
• Philippines
1 Jul 20
be a warrior, in my opinion, but take care still of yourself, your property, and your lives.
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@YrNemo (19391)
4 Jul 20
I am still staying up late almost every night - just to guard our place. I am hoping to have everything secured in two week time, so that I could sleep soundly, just like before.
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@andriaperry (114466)
• Anniston, Alabama
24 Jun 20
Fighter! I am securing mine better now but no break ins, just prevention.
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@YrNemo (19391)
24 Jun 20
Have to admit, this is our second break-in in 6 years! (The first one was from an in-law!)
@JudyEv (255684)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jun 20
Well, for starters I would be ignoring your 'friend' big time. There are all sorts of saying (that also contradict each other) but Better the devil you know comes to mind. And someone successful once said 'the harder I work the luckier I become'. I hope your upgrades get finished soon so you can all sleep easier.
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@YrNemo (19391)
24 Jun 20
I am just a tad sad that that family friend of ours suddenly turned so saintly and unpractical!
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@sol_cee (27820)
• Philippines
24 Jun 20
OMG!! I have a lot of questions but I hope you’re okay and not traumatized or something.
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@YrNemo (19391)
24 Jun 20
Let say that I constantly swing from despair to scare, to angry (with that blasted neighbor kid) etc. You should see me tiptoe during the night, following any strange noise (I think I have become too sensitive to noise these days).
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• Midland, Michigan
5 Jul 20
I wouldn't call it trivial but it's better to be at peace while you are securing the place. Maybe you could find some noisy things out even a piece of heavier furniture like a couch that you can put in front of the door or window each night so you can get some sleep. I was thinking noisy things that would cause a clatter but not break that would wake you up and hopefully cause the burglar to run away instead. Do you know 100% that it's the neighbor? Also I lived in a house that was burglarized before and we started by putting better locks up I think.