John F Dean wrote:Maybe I need to write this off as paranoia, but I have developed a new safety practice for inclement weather. I set a timer for when I go outside to alert my wife that there may be a problem. I set it for 2x the timespan I think it should take.
John F Dean wrote:Our local news (radio, tv, and newspaper) seems too be having another cluster of people being taken advantage of by scams. Of course, the bulk of the victims seems to be up in years. It has always amazed me how people will give large sums of money to someone they have never seen before. The most recent was a woman who paid a small fortune to a stranger who walked up to her door and told her she would have to be evicted if she didn’t get her dangerous roof repaired immediately. Of course, the roof did not need repairs, and he walked with the money without doing anything.