Today is General Douglas MacArthur's birthday. In World War II, he uttered the famous statement, "I shall return." Think about your return when you're away from home for an extended period of time. There are lots of bad guys lurking out there waiting for a signal or sign that you are away. The minute they think you are gone, they attack. The best way to prevent this is to avoid things that say "hey guys we're away," like a stuffed mail box, newspapers in the driveway, a dark quiet house, lawns that need mowing or snow that needs shoveling. They are all easy-to-read signs that invite bad guys in. Instead, do things that say, "I shall return (soon)." Have someone collect mail and papers, put lamps, radios and TVs on timers, and arrange to keep your yard trimmed and driveway cleared. You might even want to get a dog or a tape of one barking. And that's the On The House tip for today.