*KRACK craaaaash*!!!! 2:45am me: what the @&*% wife: oh my god! so i get up and look at the security panel and realize i forgot to set the alarm before heading off to lala land. -****- i quietly creep over to the door to see if i can hear anything, i hear something but can't make it out. now if this was say 10yrs ago i would've grabbed a weapon of choice and headed down to dispatch with extreme prejudice who/whatever was there. but common sense has pre-vailed and with kids and another on the way i wasn't going to risk it. so i turn on the heat/motion sensors and wait to see if they get tripped. as i wait the fog is lifting from sleep and i review what i had heard, my guess is one of the downstairs lavs and then i remember i couldn't get a sensor to read in that room but if you step out you'll trip it, so i wait. nothing--- at this point i figure eithier they split or they're waiting it out. i hit the police call button and wait. within 5mins i have 4 cruisers out front... (background info) my wife decided we needed a bigger place, so bought a bigger place, 3,000sq/ft on just the first level. two wings and a more windows than wall. one of the many reasons i'm not up to walking down to "look" and starting to wonder why we need all this "space". first officer rings door bell, i go over to the game room above the entry and open the window, PD: "Sheriffs dept. can you come down and open the door?" ME: "i would like to but i don't know if some ones downstairs or not" PD: "what makes you think someone's downstairs?" ME: "well i was woken up by a very loud crash and set off the alarm" PD: "if you don't open the door then we have two ways of doing it ourselves the first is kicking in the door, you wouldnt' like that" ME: "no, but how about you check the windows?" PD: " we're not going in a window" ME: " no, i don't want you going in a window i want to know if any have been forceibly opened." PD: " oh, sure my partners pulling up we'll go in groups" this conversation takes place while i have 8 officers standing around out front. a few mintues go by and one asks me to open the back slider to let the others inside, -****- i go down and there are 3 officers one is at the slider the other two are flanking him with guns drawn. i let him in and he tells me to go up and they will get me when the're done. i wait, a few minutes go by and one comes up to get me. he wants to know if i had placed a black duffle back with silver in it out on the side of the garages, gee let me think -no!- they found the noise, it was a very large oval mirror that fell off the wall and hit the sink and floor in the bathroom where the sensor doesn't read. this stupid mirror is 3'x5' and 1/4" thick so it made some great sounds on the marble. it didn't seem to be forced off in any way but the duffle bag is suspicious, not my stuff though. so now i wonder, talk about sheer coincidence, a mirror falls off the wall getting me up to check it out, hitting the alarm and spooking off somebody with a duffle bag full of loot. the police were cool and found it funny, they were also really freaking amped about it. god i hate getting woken up that way. my wife was wondering what they would've taken. i didn't really care as long as they stayed out of the garages. she didn't find that amusing and i was being serious! so i've been wired since 3am ugh..