Yes, that is a very scary word, especially when you are in a different country. I mean, they don't even have 911 down here, so what would you do if someone were in your house in the middle of the night? Well, last Friday night, at 2:30 in the morning, I was asking that same question. You see, it sounded like there was someone walking on the top floor of our house. We live in a condominium, meaning that our house is connected to another house. The other house is under construction right now, which means we get woke up often from pounding and stuff. Well, this night I did not really consider anyone to be working and so I figured they must be in our house. So I got up, turned the light on in the bathroom, and used it so they might be scared and go away. They didn't. I could have sworn that I heard them walking and even pulling on drawers downstairs.
So I went out to the hallway and turned on a light and stood there for a while making a few noises to let the burglar know I was there. I also figured out what I would use for a weapon; the iron, or a big piece of glass from a broken picture frame. After a while I closed the door and laid in bed for a while. I think I finally fell back asleep by 5:30. As soon as it was light out, I walked around the house and saw that nothing was gone. I had in fact imagined the whole burglary. We live in a condominium with an electric fence around us, as well as a gate with a security guard. So I think that I will just try to ignore those noises next time. But I still have something in our room just in case the burglar does come.