Those of you who follow me on Facebook might have seen me post this message yesterday afternoon.
House burgled. Laptops stolen. Cats traumatized. Kids asleep. Ugh.
It happened sometime between 5 and 10 pm last night, while we were holiday shopping and out to dinner. They pried open the iron shutters for the kitchen door, smashed the glass to get in. They started really searching in our room, but it seems like they were surprised because the only things they took were our two laptops and my cell phone. There were a lot more valuable things, emotionally and monetarily, they could have taken, like my husband’s guitars, my family jewelry, this old computer I’m currently typing on… which luckily they didn’t.
Unfortunately it also means that more than a year’s worth of work is also missing.
My husband’s really the one who’s suffering, as his work computer was stolen. He’s going to have a lot of work getting things back up to speed. But my entire graduate school work is also gone, including the thesis I was busy procrastinating working on.
I’m thankful that things weren’t worse. The kids were worried, but went to bed right after we got home and even slept through the visit from the police. The cats seem slightly traumatized still, but are OK.
Still. Rotten thieves.
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