October 26 is official “Howl at the Moon Night.” The moon is slightly past full, but get out there and give it a wail anyway. It’ll cure what ails you.
And while you’re out, you can plug in a Fake TV to fool the burglars. The coffee-cup-sized device produces a flickering light that apparently looks like television from outside the house. It even comes with a timer so you can set it to come on at dusk and remain on for a pre-set amount of time.
We’ve had automated on-off switches for lights for years. It surprises me a little that it’s taken this long for someone to duplicate the effects of a TV too. Hermits like me leave home too seldom for the device to have much attractive value on a personal level, but it’s definitely an interesting thought for those who do.
Would you consider playing a fake TV while you were away?