If you're planning on being away from home over Summer consider Lego as a home security option. Just sprinkle loose blocks near the windows, and a handful thrown behind you as you close the door. No one can walk on that stuff, shoes or not.
See, sometimes we even try to be helpful at Anthill.
But, if you did score some Lego for Christmas, you may want to consider building this today. It sure beats watching the Boxing Day Test.