We lock ourselves in the house whenever we are here. We are just following the advice we get from everyone. You will notice the bars on the windows. I think they are rather attractive as far as bars on windows go.
Looking out it doesn't seem quite so bad - sort of arty and they are painted white, which helps.
These are the bars at the other couples home and I sort of feel like I am in jail.
This is our front door. It is sort of pretty - some might say "elegant".
I think it is sort of cold since it is all metal with thick glass.
That design is made out of stainless steel. It is 1/4 inch by 1 inch thick steel and is a deterrent from unauthorized entry.
Every time I get inside and turn the strange key around twice the four dead bolts move into place with a very solid clunk.
This is what gets to me. This material the door is made of reminds me of some coffins I have seen.
I hate to get morbid but I really prefer wood. It has such a warmer feel to it.