Danger Too Close to Home

Danger Too Close to Home

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Regina Yunghans
Jan 28, 2008

It was a week ago now that we were roused from bed early and had to evacuate our apartment. A stash of bombs and other weapons had been discovered by the NYPD in a neighbor's apartment and the area was being evacuated until all was under control. And we were looking forward to a peaceful, warm, Sunday morning at home...

The Remsen Street bomb scare got us thinking about our home and our assumed safety in it. We have never felt so endangered in our own home and this was a bewildering sort of invasion. Fortunately, we now feel assured that the case is under control but for that day last Sunday, our sense of security was rattled. Only a week later, we feel the peaceful reassurance of home once again.

When have you, AT readers, felt endangered in your homes? Have you experienced a break-in, fire, or other emergency that makes you feel exposed even at home? How do you go about reestablishing your home's sense of safety?

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