How do they do it? I get an unusual amount of bedroom spies caught in my radar. The first one I busted last summer, He inspired me to install motion sensors. But he wasn't looking into my bedroom windows, he was looking into my side door, which lies between my bedroom windows, and my batroom windows. My mother converted the basement into a bedroom when I was born, and when she died, I turned it into a studio. I stay down here most of the time, and most of that time, I'm naked. I'm a nudist. I don't mind being seen naked. I mind the breech of my expectation of privacy. Anyway, I was walking (fully dressed) up the stairs, and I stopped at the side door. Since it was dark out, I pressed my face against the glass in order to look out. I cupped my eyes, to block what I thought was a reflection of my own eyes, and realized I was staring into a completely different pair! I screeched and picked up the 2x4 we leave next to the door, but he was running away. Since then, most off the people looking "in" my window were really not peeping into the house, but visiting my cat. In fact, the neighborhood boys have come to my window and called her (futile- she only really answers me). Two little girls scared the crap out of me. I have bars over the basement windows, so I never lock them, and I leave them open even when I'm not home, because the cat likes the breeze and the sounds. One day, two little girls opened my screen and tried to take the cat. Unfortunately, she hates children now. The neighborhood crackhead/handyman tried to sell me a $10 Metrocard through my bathroom window, but I'm not sure he knows that's the bathroom, and I don't think he saw me, or knew I was topless. But occasionally, I catch a real peeper. Tonight, for example. I noticed recently that someone had changed the settings on my motion sensor. I had it set to stay on for three minutes, they set it for thirty seconds. I had it angled to turn on the lights as soon as you were by the farthest window. They changed the angle, and I can't seem to get it right again. I fixed the time. I assumed it was kids who wanted a place to smoke weed. Of course, now I'm not so sure. My cat is very friendly, and she likes to sniff strangers, and get to know them. I've only ever seen her hiss when I trim her nails, or when she sees the vet. (Ever since he spayed her she will have no parts of him- unless she bites those parts off!) But for some reason, she woke up suddenly, and stood at the foot of my bed, hissing in the direction of one of my windows. I called to her, and she responded by arching her back and raising her tail. So I immediately turned out the lights and picked up the crowbar. Sure enough, three seconds later, the lights in my driveway came on, and I ran to the door to see who I busted. It was a brand new spy, someone I didn't even recognize. I feel insecure. I wonder what every noise is. I can't relax. I may not define privacy the same way most people do, but what I define as private is very special to me. I feel kind of violated when this happens. The thing is, it's a basement. The windows do face an easement, but it's a driveway, not a street. The windows are close to the ground. I have curtains. You can see in if I have enough light on, but you have to try very hard. I do not think my neighbors know I'm always nude or in undies at home, but it's not a secret that I'm up all night, or what time I go for my jog in the morning. I leave the house several times a night, between 2AM and 5AM. I get a snack. I walk the cat. I sit on the porch and watch the strays and ferals chase rats. In fact, this is how the very first peeper I caught found me. He saw me go down into my driveway. Ten minutes later my neighbor caught him looking into her window. My lights were out. I was asleep. Subsequently we caught him snooping around our cars, and finally, he was scared from my window twice that I know of. My neighbor's boyfriend chased him off once. But it's hard to accidentally find this place. So I wonder if peepers tell each other what they found and where. Do they have a community where they trade information on women they've spied on? Do they say, "Oh yeah, between these hours, at this address, plus size nudie-petudie sits around naked, and if you're lucky, you'll hear her talking dirty or catch her masturbating." I just wonder if they have a network.