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    Get daily paper delivered to driveway. No issues. I collect it every morning when I go out to walk, or run.

    On rainy days I just send out my automatic newspaper retriever.
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    oakchas makes a very very very important point that all us creatures of habit need to keep in mind. It really doesn't matter so much if you exit your front door or garage each day at the same time to get the newsy, or if you exit each day at the same time
    to leave for work, or if you exit to toss the cat out. There is always the risk that a BG or two will have noted your habit. In my personal experience I get up, turn on the coffee maker, and open the garage door to get the newsy from the driveway. It happens the same time each morning, and until very recently I was oblivious to the opening for an ambush that my bleary eyed attempt to retrieve the daily rag might expose me to.

    Well, the murder that happened near me a few weeks ago caught my attention. That moment when the door goes up is a great moment for an ambush.

    I have now forbidden my wife from going for the paper. The door between house and garage is LOCKED behind me as I open the garage door leading to the driveway. That way if there is trouble, it is staying outside the house. I am armed with pepper and with a handgun as I do this and much more awake and aware than I used to be. It takes effort.

    I've read of similar ambushes of homeowners in similar but slightly different circumstances. Perhaps here, I don't recall.
    Somewhere in Philadelphia a woman opened her front door to leave for work as she had done innumerable times prior. As she
    exited the house and closed the door, she was attacked and robbed. The BGs of course had made note of her habit and knew when to be around for the ambush.

    It sounds silly, it sounds like overkill in the caution department, but that routine opening of the door at approximately the same time every day is an invitation to trouble, and if it can't be avoided it needs to be done with eyes open and expectation of a need for quick action.

    Opening the garage door for the newsy really does make one extra vulnerable because often folks (me) are doing it by rote, half asleep, before the morning java has warmed, and SA is nowhere to be found.
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    I don't get the paper. I don't have a puppy or birds.
    Good point of thought though.
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    I get it from a vending machine at school in West Virginia. Back home, a guy tosses it in the driveway. Over summer when I worked nights at Amazon.com, I would sometimes catch the guy dropping off when I got home. He handed it off a few times and made for some good conversation for a minute or two. Garbagemen were pretty interesting, too.

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    The paper is thrown in the front yard, usually on or near the sidewalk each and every morning.

    What time we actually go out and pick it up depends on what we are doing that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by high pockets View Post
    Get daily paper delivered to driveway. No issues. I collect it every morning when I go out to walk, or run.

    On rainy days I just send out my automatic newspaper retriever.
    That's gotta get 'er nice a wet, either way!

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    The Tampa newspaper is worthless, agenda driven, incompetent bung. I cancelled my subscription in 2004, and only read it online to mock the poor grammar and dumbazz headlines. My NC newspaper, The Smoky Mountain Times, comes weekly six days late, but well worth it for the incident reports, the letters to the editor, and Jim Casada (the outdoor editor). I keep emailing him, telling him I'll buy 25 copies of his book when he writes it, but he treats me like a stalker.

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    Online, no way would I pay for that liberal rag.

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    In the driveway, but I often forget about it for hours, or am just too stiff to be very motivated to go out and get it. It doesn't self-update, so it'll be just as good at 10...or noon...as it would be at 5AM.
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    What's a paper? :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksholder View Post
    What's a paper? :)
    It is sold in aisle three, next to the phonograph albums and 400 ISO film
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    Our local paper is owned by the ny times,so the only time I use it is in the bathroom
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    Mine is delivered onto the driveway & I pick it up as I am about to leave for work (~0550), my head is on a swivel until I get in
    what ever vehicle I am driving that day.
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    I check headlings/interesting articles on-line during the day. Print copy paper usually gets delivered around 5:45am and I pick it up and throw it in the house as I leave for work. ditto on the SA especially when it's still dark.
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    My paper is tossed into our driveway daily. I go out to get it. Usually, I am armed when I do so. I've a fairly strict routine
    to keep "trouble" from getting into the house; even over my dead body.

    Our newspaper carrier and our local rag are very very reliable about stopping and starting when we are gone. My neighbors are reliable about double checking and watching the house.
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