Monday, January 18, 2016

Scared Winner

This was the picture that I sent Den when I had to stay in IN and I hit at the casino. Too bad more of the singles weren't hundreds. Don't we all feel the same way.
Of course, I had to keep my money safe. Fine, I get a little nervous sleeping somewhere new. I was on the first floor and everything was making weird noises. So I came up with an alarm.
This works WELL. Not that anyone tried to get in but when I got up in the middle of night to turn the heat down, I knocked it off. It scared me to no end and it made a lot of noise. Change in a pop can would work too.
I saw this tip somewhere years ago, use your belt to secure the door. I felt safe after I set up my booby traps. I slept pretty good. Well, I slept well once I unplugged the rattly frig. And every time I heard a snowplow scrape as it went by on the highway, I was grateful that I hunkered down and didn't try and drive through the night.
Do you do things like this to make yourself feel safe? Or are you just brave? How do you protect your winnings?
Sonya Ann


SAM said...

Aside from my lottery pool for the big one and an occasional girls card night or Bingo, I never gamble so have no winnings. I'm not a fan of hotels either when alone so always use the extra lock though when I travelled a lot for work I got used to it.

We are: Clamco said...

Nice score! I like to choose hotels that have an in-room safe and I never get a ground level floor. I like your booby traps though. Clever.

McVal said...

Clever booby traps! We typically leave all our junk all over the floors, so if someone does get in, they trip and we wake up from their swearing.

slugmama said...

The belt thing on the door might not be such a good idea if there is a fire and you have to get out fast. I wouldn't want you to burn up cousin!

Cheapchick said...

I am more mean than brave:) About 15 years ago Mom and I went to a wedding in a nearby town and stayed in a local motel. In the middle of the night a guy broke in and crawled in the window by removing it from the frame. I started screaming and yelling at him swinging my purse at his head. Turns out he was loaded and trying to break into his own motel room (thought his buddy locked him out). I was some pissed off - he was so sheepish I didn't bother calling the police. I never used to be this way but I am like a snake when threatened.

Elephant's Child said...

Love your booby traps. I am a very, very light sleeper. A cardboard fridge magnet falling down two rooms away wakes me. And I have no winnings to protect.

Anne in the kitchen said...

I just go into the room and lack the door. A couple of trips ago, though, I was on the ground floor at a Residence Inn and about 3 in the am someone was banging on my door and yelling. I did call security but most likely it was someone who was plowed and was at the wrong door. I did check out the next day and moved to the Doubletree because it was a more secure place.