Last friday at about 10:41 am my house was broken into. I know the time because they pushed the scan button on my scanner, which scanned a blank page and stored the time. It could have been a lot worse. They only stole my (non 360) xbox, three basses, an old digital camera, some other stuff. They didn't vandalize or break anything. They didn't clean me out. Of the basses, they took a Ibanez soundgear that was my first bass. It really had only sentimental value. They took a Galveston 12 string that I got used for practically nothing. The only one that pisses me off was a Zolla bass. Don't know much about the brand, I got it at a guitar show for $400. It was a sweet bass though. They left my Spector euro, Warwick Corvette, Alembic F1-X, Fender Jazz, and a frankenbass I totally rebuilt. They left a scooter at my place. Judging by what they stole, and the scooter, I'm guessing they're about 15 years old. The lessons: I should have taken down the serial #'s. Been saying that for a long time. Lesson #2: I have to give credit to the police. The cop was there taking prints until about 2:30 am. We got a lot of prints. I cynically assumed that they wouldn't even come out, I'd just file a report on the phone, and that would be that. Great guy. The questions: I have an self storage unit I rent that I could store my remaining basses in until I get an alarm installed. I'll be working from home most of the week in case Larry, Moe, and Curly come back for seconds, but I probably won't be there the whole time. I'd rather have my basses in the storage unit for a week or so, but it's not temperature controlled - I live in phoenix. The lows will probably be 40 degrees, the highs probably about 73. Will that be bad for basses? Second question: I know the law says it's acceptable to defend yourself, house, etc, from an intruder. If the person is in fact a minor, can I legally shoot this person (people) if they do come back for seconds? They probably won't, but if they do, they're not going to be leaving quite as happy.