Cujo Smart Firewall Stay Safe Online

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I grew up, many years ago, in a small town. People made deals by handshakes and your word meant you would do it! My father was a roofer and I remember he would always say “let’s shake on it”. They knew his word was a good as gold.

We don’t live in that world anymore and although I have seen so much good in people these last few weeks, going through Hurricane Harvey, I know the bad people are still out there.  Our home had minor damage in Rockport, we were the fortunate few. I witnessed firsthand people helping strangers and doing everything possible to assist each other. I was so proud to witness this.

But within days the “bad people” started coming around. I heard of looting in Houston, scammers receiving money from Dolly Parton’s donation. People applying and receiving funds from FEMA for homes, they didn’t live in. We know these people are out there so we have to be prepared!

 

 

I use the CUJO Smart Firewall at home to keep me safe online. I use my computer for my home business, therefore I can not take any chances. My husband does a lot of his work on his laptop on the weekends and we like knowing we are being protected. But mostly, I love knowing I can control what my grandsons watch when they are over. We have an iPad for them to use but are very concerned about them going where they shouldn’t so we set up the parental controls to help us monitor their views.

Since it has business-level security and easily plugs into your wifi router, I am confident that at least we can be protected in our home. I downloaded the app to help monitor the boy’s use, I can also turn their connection off when they hit their time limit.

Hurricane Harvey… The aftermath!

 

This has not been an easy time for Texas but I have never been prouder of my State. I have never been prouder of my family and neighbors as well. We own a home in Rockport, Texas, and along with thousands of others, we waited patiently to find out if we too lost it in the storm. Thank the Lord we were spared, but there is still a ton to deal with in the aftermath.

We have seen this destruction first hand and have worked non-stop to help our neighbors and friends. We also own a home in La Ward, Texas, which also was affected by the storm. We lost electricity and water for days but fortunately, we only had minor damage to our home. 

I am saddened by the loss of life from this storm but so grateful that many listened and followed the suggestions. We evacuated along with thousands of others leaving our home, not knowing what to take, or, what to leave. We had to decide what mattered most to us and what we could live without. We decided our family, animals, and paperwork was all that had to be removed. We worked day and night to prepare and luckily we got out in time. 

Once the storm came through we had to wait a couple days before going to evaluate the damage and see if we even had a home left. I can not begin to explain the devastation of our town. We were some of the fortunate few whose home survived, but on both sides of us, homes were flattened.

My proud moments have been watching my children helping others. My oldest son is a police officer who worked for days keeping everyone safe.  Then on his first day off, he started helping neighbors cut trees off their roofs and cars.  My husband who is driving over 2 1/2 hours to and from work has been stopping to remove trees off of his co-worker’s homes. 

We are now able to start cleaning up and trying to get our lives back to normal. 

We’re only a week out and don’t have water or electricity but what we do have is so much more important. We have family and love and above all faith in our country again!! #TexasStrong #HurricaneHarvey #HurricaneHarveyRelief

Going to try this for our condo, to help with the moisture!!