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I almost had me a wood thief?..

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by JTP, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. CentaurG2

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    Am I the only one who does not live in constant fear?? I got more wood around here than Carter has pills. I would not know if a cord or two was missing or probably care. Keys are always in the vehicles ignitions. Make sure you return it with a full tank. If it don’t come back, its insured. People wander all over the place looking for tree work and cord wood cuz that’s what I do. Never had a problem. Cameras, landmines, killer dogs, gooses, tire shredders?? Don’t sound like anyplace I would like to live. I guess I must be crazy.
     
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    I don't fear anything, I sleep soundly at night and know that ALL my stuff will be right where I left it in the morning, for me good security is just like an insurance policy that prepays you with peace of mind.
     
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    Cameras, landmines, killer dogs, gooses, tire shredders?? Don’t sound like anyplace I would like to live. I guess I must be crazy.

    Sounds like Bagdad.


    I paid those Hillbillys to move to get them out of there. It worked and it was cheap. I pay my deadbeat tennants to move too. Its way easier and cheaper and totally legal. Thats where the old saying is money talks suckers walk. My time is worth way more than $200, and I never get scared.
     
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    Do you own your possessions or do they own you?? If you can’t afford to lose your possessions over the side of a boat, did you really have any business owing them in the first place?? I guess I just think differently than the rest of the world.
     
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    You just have not had a problem yet is all!It ain't 1955 any more.Lots of bad people around really.
     
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    How is my boss going to take it when I can't come in tomorrow cause my car is gone and we need to finish up a critical project with a $50,000 bond out?
    How are my insurance rates going to look when I have a few theft claims?
    How will I feel if I loose my lifetime collection of tools? Including those that belonged to my late father.
    Where does complacency end? Should I just let potential thieves financially ruin me? Tell my kids that they won't be going to a good college and getting any inheritance because I really didn't care to manage my life properly?
    As a parent I'm responsible to keep my children safe, what if a thief gets in when I'm not home and they are?
    No thanks! I'll continue to have extreme security measures in place just in case someone thinks they want to help themselves.
     
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    A buddy of mine lives in a housing track but he has a wood burner in his basement. He's got his wood stacked up against a chainlink fence in the back yard that butts up to the neighbor behind him. He started to notice some holes in the pile so he picked up some mousetraps ... also a video camera to record all the fun. You can't see the perp on the tape because it was pitch black but he sure made some noise when he found that first trap. That took care of the missing wood problem.
     
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    Walt........you will find Pollyanna/Ostrich type folks around. Like you said, they just haven't been hit yet. I know folks with $7,000 to $10,000 Resophonic guitars that are insured, but these instruments have a sound the players want and paid to have. Mess with one of these and a musician could turn killer. Can they be replaced, sure. But it will not have the tone that "one" did. So to me, the folks that say insurance can replace everything they have, ain't got a thing in they're possession I would want. My sister used to be like that, but she changed her attitude as she "matured" and saw what the bottom feeders were really like.

    So stealing my firewood, guitar, generator, or anything else on my place if I'm in a position to stop it, will. And just hope the Pollyannas stay safe in their cocoon. :msp_smile:
     
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    If any of you have found good day and night camera systems I would appreciate the tips. I have to do something because the local authorities are useless. I have looked around here on the web but have no knowledge of such things. Suggestions?
     
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    Excellent Point

    Sure, insurance will replace most of what you had but will not replace the memories, or sentimental value that some of our tools and possessions gain over time.

    Maybe something of your late father or grand father.

    Most everything I own of value has meaning to me. If I was to buy it again new it just wouldn't be the same.

    Protect what you have. It's worth more than you paid for it. :rock:
     
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    No insurance on your vehicles or you aint got a spare to drive to work?? Old tools is for old fools. Use em or sell em for scrap. Your kids will fit in well at college. They can tell all their class mates to check out the archives on this site to see their old man talking about land mines, improvised explosives and tire shredders. Should be a hoot and they will fit in well. Seriously, we are living in 2012 not 1855. Your lifestyle seem like purgatory to me but if you are happy who am I to question??
     
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    I oughta throw my 3/4" drive Superior ratchet at your noggin. You're the fool.
     
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    You would probably break that ratchet. Aint my first rodeo boy. Might want to sit this one out.
     
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    I've read some really dumb quotes on this site but this one tops 'em all.
     
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    NBD, you are young and you will learn. Not too many pro’s making money with the old stuff. Fly by night and backyard dreamers might give it the old college try but it does reach a limit. Happens in all industries and you need to accept it or give up. Your choice.
     
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    One thing is for sure...

    Well looks like everyone has an opinion and they differ.

    Old school new school and everything in between.

    A lot of the guys on this site work with their tools everyday to put food on the table and
    we get attached to them.

    We are loyal to them, even brand loyalty is fierce here.

    We have a lot of respect for our tools, trucks, dogs, etc...

    It's not my first rodeo either, I've been thru hell and back.

    It's just the way it is I guess. :rock:
     
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    This may sound crazy, but I understand what you're saying... I used to live in an area though, that required diligence as far as anti theft goes though...
    I like where I am now though... Few thieves... Hope it stays that way...
     
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    A lot of old tools do the job just as well as a new tool. I'd replace an electric drill from the '60's, but would treasure an axehead. I can buy a better battery charger now than the 30 year-old one back in the barn, sure, but it isn't worth the thousands of dollars to replace my tire bead-buster with some modern contraption. Those old tools have their place, and still do their job well.
     
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    Not nearly as young as you might think, Pops, and this ain't my first rodeo, either. Oh, and I've got a lot of Snap On tools in my arsenal that are older than I am and darned if they don't work just fine every single time I put 'em to use. Now if only I had you around to supply the hot air I need when I'm peeling vinyl graphics off a trailer, my TOOL collection would be complete.
     

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