NY Good Questions: Safety Tips For Living Alone?

NY Good Questions: Safety Tips For Living Alone?

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Maxwell Ryan
Jun 11, 2008

Dear AT,

I and my 2 cats will soon be moving into a small cottage behind a (pretty decent, I hear) motel in the woods in Virginia.

While the town is relatively safe, I will be living alone near some scary woods and imagine it's going to be slightly terrifying at night.

Does anyone have suggestions on keeping the place safe (inexpensive security systems/measures on windows, doors, etc.) as well as tips so I'm less scared (motion sensor light by the front door, perhaps)?...

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There are some occupied cottages nearby, but since the woods are so close-by I'm imagining some Texas Chainsaw Massacre like stuff (doesn't help that I'm actually from Texas).

Any suggestions?

Thanks! Karen

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