Locks Keep Honest People Honest

For those of you who aren't family and don't follow me on twitter, our house got robbed.  The past 24 hours have been a flurry of emotions.  Sometime yesterday during the same some asshat(s) decided to break into our house and help themselves.  They stole a few things of value, but at the same time they managed to grab some things of sentimental value and a lot of personal information.  Ashley lost a few pieces of jewelry that were given to her by her late grandfather, her father, and myself.  The homemade recording of our wedding is gone along with the camcorder that it was stored with.  They also managed to get a fire safe that contained all of our freaking important documents like social security cards, birth certificates, and receipts just to name a few.  Checks and some emergency money were also among the prizes won by those sons of bitches.


Photo courtesy of *saxon*

Right now I'm just tired.  I'm normally really cool headed, but right now it's hard.  Emotions really produce a lot of stress.  Right now I'm feeling a lot of them.

  • Anger - How can you not be angry when someone comes and takes something that is yours?  Ashley and I work hard to have what we have.  It really pisses me off that someone got something for free that I worked for.
  • Fear - Wow, this is a tough one.  Our space has been violated against our will.  There was nothing I could have done to stop what happened and that scares the shit out of me.  We weren't at home when it happened, but what if we were?  If this had been a month ago, Ashley would have been home while she was switching jobs.  A lot of scenarios start coming into your head.
  • Anxiety - Some creep now has enough information to steal my identity.  What's to come out of that in the coming months?
  • Blame - There are so many things that we could've done to reduce the impact of this robbery.  I'll talk about this more in coming blog posts, but it's safe to say that I have some regrets.
  • Urgency - Ashley and I each took a day off work to take on the monumental task of taking every precaution imaginable to try and do damage control.  Closing bank accounts, canceling checks, canceling credit cards, new social security card, calling credit bureaus, etc, etc, etc.  The list just goes on.  Time is of the essence and you can't work fast enough to try and keep these pieces of shit from causing you more trouble

I'm sure there is more, but I'm tired and I need to get some sleep.  I'll elaborate more on this in the coming days.  I just needed to get a few things off my chest. 

1 Comment so far

  1. josh @ May 9th, 2008

    wow… it just doesn’t get much lower in my book than stealing someone’s personal property. it’s just low.

    i can’t believe that. i’m so sorry to hear that. man! people stealing stuff just burns me up. i feel for you guys big time. i hope you’re able to keep the damage to a minimum from this point on.

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