Monday, July 12, 2010

The Spray Paint Incident

Guest post written: by Samantha Warren

Every Thursday afternoon night my daughter and the other cheerleaders on their squad use our yard to make a banner for the JV football they will cheer at that night.

Normally they like to come up with some smart and funny saying to demean the other team’s mascot. We have a big yard and them doing this wasn’t a problem until on Thursday afternoon last football season. One of the girls, Ariana, who is pretty clumsy, was trying to paint the head of a Viking (their school’s mascot) onto the banner when someone came up behind her and scared her. She jumped up with her finger still on the button of spray paint can. It unfortunately resulted in black spray paint on our cream-colored siding. To make matters worse, they were in the front yard so it was very obvious.

She felt terrible, but I understood it was an accident and had been shopping around a little bit for new siding before that anyway. I went through Home Pro Improvements and picked out a Tuscan Clay color that will hide dirt, just as a precaution.

ADT Home security

It's been awhile since I have last posted an entry on my blog. I bet you were wondering what happened to me. Life has happened. If you have been following my blogs, you know that I am a new grandmother. With our new addition to the family, I have been busy enjoying life. I tend to be protective of my kids and now my grandchild. Even more so now that there have been recent home invasions in our area. It doesn't matter where you live, in he country or the city, home security is important.

ADT has a home security team that will help you make your home safe and secure. Besides providing a safe home for your family, you can benefit with lower home owner insurance cost when you have a security system installed in your home. For tips how to make your home safe, Fort Worth P.D. provides a web site for homeowners. As a daughter and wife of police officers, I personally feel taking the police security tips is a wise choice for any homeowner.

People get comfortable in their surroundings and never think something bad could happen to them in their own home. That is what criminals rely on, a homeowners lack of preparedness. Take the time to secure your home and your loved ones before you become the victim.

These are not the ramblings of a grandmother/mother, but from a woman that has lived with police officers. Taking the proper precautions can prevent most home invasions. Your family and property are worth the investment.