I went out saturday with great 'intentions' of getting a few 'needed' items for my land up north...but I had no list (yup, that's a bad thing!) to go by...I make the lists and always leave them at home.... Anyway... In the ensuing shopping spree, I found myself unloading what I felt I wanted/needed, and replaced them the things I now feel 'concerned about'... At first, I needed to replace a 3/8 inch drill, and get a new set of bits ( I break a lot, drilling steels and such, always in a hurry!). I lost my 1/2 inch drill's chuck key and needed to get another one of those... I also needed to buy 4-6 tire/wheel combinations to replace bad ones on: 1 wheel barrow, and a couple sets on 2 hand trucks/dollys. I needed some new sawzall blades and a new skilsaw blade as well.... And I'd run totally out of mig wire for the welder! I'd planned on 4 rolls at least!...Yeah well, you know what is said about "good intentions"! So, I'm all happy and being the 'malcontent' I am, began to look at everything, on every aisle...Not what you'd call a good idea! ( You know about the old adage: never go grocery shopping when you're hungry?) Well, never let me loose near anyplace that has TOO many items ! I emptied that cart faster than I had filled it..... I suddenly saw something I had been putting off for a few months, wanted, but maybe didn't really NEED it as bad as I thought..."solar powered fence chargers"! Oh yeah! IF: 1 is good 2 is better! Then there were those "driveway alert units", again, 2 is always better than 1! ( the first 2 were damaged by rain, wind and whatever else nature threw at them!) So, they did need to be replaced, sometime.....( good excuse no?) Then I saw those "security camera units", 2 IR cameras with a B&W monitor, split screen, with an adjustable timer to switch if needed...they can be run from the 12 volt system too! And then.....those solar lamps for walkways...I have 12 already up there, but, I always wanted MORE! They do Make great night lights I found out! So....I spent a ton of money all for "security" purposes... Where it is needed to a "degree", BUT, I didn't get the necessities for right now.... This would NOT be such a bad thing, IF it was only this particular instance...it wasn't. It seems to be an ongoing problem...I buy more and more items for security and related, than on anything else...like water purifiers, foods, etc., etc. I have all kinds of barbed wire, fencing, posts, signs, and No, I have yet to buy big lights for the gate areas...(I need to put that on another "list"!) It is seemingly an endless ritual of buy, buy, buy, for security.... In reality, just how much can a person have without going "overboard"? I want the area to be safe, but the cost is getting to the point here I may be the safest "MUMMY" in the world! I could starve nyself into oblivion tryng to be concerned with security and all the trappings and devices out there! Ok, so it's only 4.5 acres, not a lot, and it is heavily wooded in some parts...I originally planned on a dog or 4... (see? there I go again!) in order to provide security... What is a person to do?