Eventually it stopped. Phew. Darn it, 10 minutes later, a car alarm went off. It looks like we are doomed today. Come on, where does this love of alarms come from? We live a hundred yards from a police station but everybody seems to have state-of-the-art alarms. Anyone trying to break into a car or a house on our street would be noticed and arrested within minutes. What is the point of alarms? Is it for the insurance? I don't get it.
Why are we so afraid ? Why do we need alarms all the time? In France, we never had any alarms and were never burgled. Maybe we were just lucky. I think that it is more because we had good locks. That said, in my small village, we never closed the door. That's just the way it was. Things have changed, I suppose.
Anyway, on the bright side my daughters didn't wake up (bless them) and in a few hours we are off to....New York. I am finally getting my New York fix. Not that it will be quieter, but at least it will be in New York!