My friend, 'Nifer, pointed out to me that her husband would get his BVDs in a bunch over the fact that I pretty much just told the world that I would be away from my home for a large portion of the summer.
So, world, I just want you to know that our house will NOT be empty this summer. Funny thing is that this is Hawaii and, amazingly, people like to vacation here. And, since WE won't be needing the house while we're gone, we've offered it to friends who have visitors coming this summer. Kind of a house-swap, of sorts.
Only we won't be staying in THEIR house...
Not to mention my wonderful neighbor across the street who is big, mean, and owns several guns and a Rottweiler will be watching the house for us as well. *I* wouldn't want to mess with him.
Oh, and there's a cop that lives just up the street too who knows we'll be gone and will also be keeping an eye on the house.
And there are booby-traps on some of the entry points (I'll let the would-be robbers take a guess as to which ones...). Seriously though, if someone wants to break into my house, I'd MUCH rather they do it while I'm gone. Stuff is just stuff and while I may be sad if it's taken from me, it's just stuff.
There. Mike, do you feel better?? I know *I* do!