I had hoped to write a happy post today about the new laptop that I purchased on Monday, but I can’t, because it never made it home. Yesterday evening after doing my grocery shopping I picked up my laptop — excited about going home to play with it. My old computer has been doing wonky things and making me very frustrated. I didn’t buy anything extravagant, but it is a big improvement over what I am using now. After getting the laptop I made one quick stop — I was only in the store a maximum of 5 minutes and I DID LOCK the car. As I walked back to my car I noticed that the interior light was on which I thought was rather odd so I checked to see if the switch was in the correct position — it was — and I continued on my way home. I arrived home, carried the groceries from the trunk into the house, opened the back door ofthe car to get my laptop from the floor of the back seat and it was GONE ! To say that I was very upset doesn’t come close to how I felt. I made the necessary call to the police reporting the theft. I also called the store to alert them just in case the thief tried to return it without a receipt. At some point in the process of making calls and putting my groceries away and crying and going through the list of what if I had done things differently — I realized that there was more that was missing — and I wanted to cry some more — have I mentioned that I was very upset? I think that I was followed from the store where I got the computer to the place I stopped — they are quite close together. The police said it often happens that way — the thieves wait outside the computer/electronic stores watching for the people who put purchases into their car and then follow them to the next store that they stop at. I will make sure I am not a target for them again.
I almost never leave the house without some crochet to work on and a book to read — you just don’t know when you might get stuck waiting somewhere, so I like to be prepared.
A purse-like bag that contained my brand new novel and the latest — almost finished — baby blanket — was taken too. I also had all the printed pictures of my grandson since he was born 2 weeks ago and the photo album I had given my son and daughter-in-law (I thought I might stop at their place and do some sorting through the pictures and adding new ones to their album). Not to worry — I do have them all still on my computer and backed up so I can re-print them. It does make me mad though that they will just be thrown away somewhere.
You get a terrible feeling inside when someone breaks into your space and steals something from you. Except for the blanket-in-progress, the things can be replaced — I guess I could remake the blanket, but I don’t think that I will — it would just remind me that the first one was stolen. I will have to make something different.
We do have an insurance policy that should give us the money to replace the things that were taken and in time the terrible feeling will fade. I will let you know how the insurance works out.