Thursday, February 08, 2007

when events come to visit

One of the effects of living in a fairly dense neighborhood is that there's frequently stuff going on. One day I woke up to find the neighbor's car, which was parked on the street in front of our house, had been banged up--it looked like someone had smashed in the windows with a baseball bat. Another day, the cops were parked in front, twice that day, talking to one neighbor or another. Now, an ambulance and a full-sized paramedics fire truck are parked in front of the apartment building across the street. They walked in and a bunch of people inside walked out. I hope whoever's in there is OK.

With all the web cams and surveillance cameras popping up everywhere, I've often threatened--not seriously, at least so far--to put our own web cam in the window and tie it back to the home server so it remembers the last 24 hours of whatever it sees. Setting it up would be more trouble than I'd be willing to take right now, but it's an appealing idea (especially after the neighbors' car got smashed up.)

OK, time to get back to work. The folks across the street are pros and know what they're doing, and they don't need me in the way (or staring out the window, for that matter.)

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