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Hillcrest residents stay at home during termite tenting

Computer, carpets, 12-pack, facilitate “glamping”

Alicia and Robert, the owners of a single-family house on Lewis Street in Hillcrest, had heard of people wearing gas masks and robbing houses while they were being tented for termites. So, they decided to pitch a tent in their front yard on May 30, next to the one covering their home.

The couple set up an awning, spread a few nice carpets, brought in a small table, a few cozy pillows, a pair of patio chairs, some beach chairs, ran a couple of extension cords, and plugged in a laptop and portable radio. A 12-pack of Dos Equis was secured under Robert's laptop and the latest copy of the Reader was at their feet.

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“‘Glamping,’ I think they call it,” said Alicia.

They appeared to be enjoying themselves, although they said things get interesting around 2 a.m. when the bars let out.

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Alicia and Robert, the owners of a single-family house on Lewis Street in Hillcrest, had heard of people wearing gas masks and robbing houses while they were being tented for termites. So, they decided to pitch a tent in their front yard on May 30, next to the one covering their home.

The couple set up an awning, spread a few nice carpets, brought in a small table, a few cozy pillows, a pair of patio chairs, some beach chairs, ran a couple of extension cords, and plugged in a laptop and portable radio. A 12-pack of Dos Equis was secured under Robert's laptop and the latest copy of the Reader was at their feet.

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“‘Glamping,’ I think they call it,” said Alicia.

They appeared to be enjoying themselves, although they said things get interesting around 2 a.m. when the bars let out.

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