Was sitting in my living room last night (Sunday night), wrapping guides onto a fly rod I am rebuilding, had the TV on in the background, and my son was sitting on the couch behind me. My wife was in our bedroom laying down. Then my front door knob began to rattle, then the lock started rattling, sounding like someone was trying to gain entry. I think whoever it was realized that the house was not empty, or at least that we were awake. Shouldn't have been hard to figure out - big windows on either side of the door had the blinds pulled open (I was watching to see how the thaw was coming) - the TV is visible from one window, and the living room lights were on. By the time I got the boy to the bedroom and grabbed a gun, whoever it was was long gone. Tracks in the snow lead from our road (Hwy 8) into our driveway, past the far side of my vehicle, and then a bee line right to my front door. Since whoever it was was no longer trying to gain entry, I got dressed (was not dressed for going outside), had my wife keep our son in the bedroom and a pistol at ready. I went out to investigate the tracks and see if the vehicle had been tampered with (no sign that it had) and to see if there were any other tracks around the house. Whoever it was was either really damn stupid, or really damn ballsy for what they did. This isn't the first problem we've had either - about two weeks ago, some jackwagon siphoned 40 gallons of diesel out of the driver side fuel tank on my tow truck, which gets parked literally 3 feet from my bedroom window, and they had to have done it while we were sleeping. The way our house sits to our driveway (and how poorly insulated it is - we can hear what goes on outside pretty well) we can see our driveway from the living room. I'm surprised the fuel thief didn't wake me or my wife up given the proximity of the truck to our bedroom window. Was discussing last night's incident w/ my boss today - and I think I'm going to take his suggestion and install a few motion activated lights. I'm also going to start looking for some security cameras. We installed anti-siphon tubes in the truck's fuel tanks last week, so hopefully that crap won't happen again.