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Announcing your future trips
August 22, 2012 08:46AM
Last year we learned about a very sophisticated group of thieves who were subscribing to all the latest environmental newsletters to see who had installed new solar energy systems. It was basic market research, because within weeks the thieves would then visit the new installation and cart the whole thing away. Not nice, and happily that group was arrested and put out of business.

But that's the reason that we never announce when and where we are taking our next backpacking trip. We're happy to tell you all about it once we have returned, but the Internet is just a bit too public a place for us to announce that our house is going to be uninhabited for certain dates. We've had people ask us the question, and we always demur.

And yeah, we have neighbors who check on things. but even so. These days you can't be too careful.



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August 22, 2012 09:24AM
I'm no Sherlock Holmesy but I'm pretty sure you have a cabin AND a house...



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Re: Announcing your future trips
August 22, 2012 02:12PM
Yep. And people in both of them!



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avatar Re: Announcing your future trips
August 22, 2012 02:46PM
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balzaccom
Yep. And people in both of them!
Why didn't you answer then?

tongue sticking out smiley



Chick-on is looking at you!
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August 22, 2012 04:50PM
Any chance if you know these guys enjoyed a nice bowl of Cream of Wheat for breffy?



Chick-on is looking at you!
Re: Announcing your future trips
August 22, 2012 05:59PM
I'm a granola guy myself. Never did understand the appeal of Cream of Wheat



Balzaccom

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Re: Announcing your future trips
August 22, 2012 06:00PM
I keep getting phone calls from a solar company that wants to come to the house and see if we are candidates for solar panel. I told them not to call because we live in a canyon and don't get enough sunlight but they kept doing so, and now when I see that number on the phoneI don't pick up the phone. They never leave a message.

I never post when we are going away until we get back and sometimes even not then. I have heard about people posting on facebook that they are on vacation and then they come home to an empty house.
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August 22, 2012 06:27PM
I just don't pick up the phone.

Might be the Twinkie Bandit... or the Cream of Wheat Criminal

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Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Announcing your future trips
August 22, 2012 06:53PM
If you are on the Do Not Call List you can report it to your State A. G. Office. I know in my state they will pursue it. Don't know about yours.
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August 23, 2012 07:24PM
I don't mind discussing future trips in general terms, but if I notice that something I've posted looks a bit too specific regarding the time I'll edit it to add some squid ink around the time issue. Often the season of a planned trip is significant to discussing the trip, but not necessarily the exact times.
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