Monday, September 12, 2005

Sleepless Night

Well, I slept on a mattress on the floor of my office last night with a lead pipe ready at my side. Still pissed about the robbery. I have someone coming today to see what can be done to make the office more secure, but until then I'll be sleeping here.

I basically thought of two approaches last night. One was to leave on a light or two, maybe even leave some music playing so that any potential thieves will know that I'm here and not try to enter. The other was to turn off all of the lights and keep quiet, and let them enter. Then I'd "surprise" them with the lead pipe. After thinking it over I left the lights off and kept quiet. I obviously haven't gotten to the "acceptance" step yet.

It was a little frightening. I have a small fridge in the office and it makes this sort of death rattle every time it cycles on. It scared the shit out of me at least a half dozen times last night. I woke up for every car that went by, and there were at least two times during the night that I heard mysterious noises. Nothing happened, but being alone at night after having my property violated makes me a bit jumpy.

I have almost no video on my computer and no way to get the video I have on tape digitized. I might try to borrow a camera just to digitize some old footage so that I can get video up again. I'm already trying to figure out what kind of camera I'm going to get as a replacement.

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