Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Thuggery in the Shrubbery

I would have blogged about this sooner ... but, well, you'll see...

Monday was the beginning of my two weeks of summer completely free of committment. I was so excited! I had my week planned full of things like do some reading for school (that never ends), have lunch with friends, you know ... things I never have time for. The only thing I needed to do was go to the dentist Monday morning. I left at 11:35 a.m. and returned about 12:20 p.m.

As soon as I pulled into the drivewayI could tell the door was ajar, the door frame was broken (this is where I did something stupid) so I took off running into the house. I know. Really, really dumb. Breathe easy, the thugs had already come and gone ... leaving the absence of our home computer, my work computer, and our bedroom tv. Pretty much the ONLY things of value we even own. I hope they fully appreciate the HOURS AND MONTHS AND YEARS of my life they now have in their possession in the form of everything I have ever created for my classroom. Please, dear thieves, let it not go to waste.

That's where I almost vomited. Fortunately, I backed up my work computer during spring break, but since my burner wasn't working at the end of the year, I lost a few months. Dr. J had our music, photos and home computer backed up on the external hard drive. I beg of all of you to do the same if you haven't already.

The fallout and drama isn't completely over, but we're working on it.

Irritating? Yes. Devastating? No.


Rachel said...

Amber -your attitude is awesomely calm about all of this. I am so glad you had most things backed up, especially the pictures!

On another note - I ate at Joe T Garcia's in Fort Worth - good times.

On another note - did you and Ashley survive the storm last night?

Hachie Gal said...

I felt this deep dark pit in my stomach when I read this post. Sadly, I must confess with the yahoos we live next door to it is only a matter of time.

Oh, but for the grace of God go I...

Missy said...

By the time I had written this, it had been three days, so that helps. Although there isn't a lot that panic will do for you after it has already happened.
Joe T Garcia's is delicious. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Storm, yes it rained on us, also not something I would normally panic about. The lightning sent us in early though.

Tina said...

Amber, what a total bummer!! But you guys are brilliant for backing stuff up!! I think I would still be panicking on day 3. :)