A milion thanks to you all for all your comments and support and suggestions .. Just a quick update for now .. Stayed at a friend's last nite ... Came back home at 7am today and everything was OK ... It's funny, when these 2 incidents happened, I wasn't scared or anything .. was determined to keep the guy out on the first day ... and get the guy out on the second day ... (BTW, I don't think they are one and the same) ...Anyway, since it's been over I, well, don't know if I'm a wimp or what, but now I feel on edge a lot and don't really want to go back home ... I had the door secured that he broke but still this whole thing has done a number on my head .. In some ways I am very fortunate (God was watching) to have awoken just in time on 2 occasions ... the guy who got in could have easily done me in a variety of ways while I was sleeping (wasn't that a movie?) ... Anyway, I keep seeing this guy in my mind's eye and it is tough for me to get a handle on it mentally .. Ok,we'll see ...
Again, God bless you all for all your kindness ... Thsi is what CM is all about in the best sense!
I know I would feel as you do if that had happened to me. You couldn't get me to go back to my house. It's suppose to be the 1 place you are safe and when that is taken away I'm sure it's a horrible feeling; but take comfort in the fact that God was with you and you came out of both instances safe. I like the idea of a nice big guard dog and he'll make a nice companion too :)