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Friday, July 27, 2012

Things Come In Three's, So My Momma Told Me...

Hmm...that sounds like a country song, doesn't it? Unfortunately, it's also seemingly true. But I used to think the 3s they came in, ended after the third one. Apparently, instead, it just sets us up for another set of 3!

I think our stressful times began the end of last month with the derecho storm while MS and I were in Maryland. The power was off for 6 days in my home (and I had it pretty good at that count, others were without power even longer). I'm relatively sure that the loss of power and the house being heated to as much as 100 degrees inside, during the prolonged heat wave that occurred at the same time . This created other problems. At least I seemed to see lots of problems along those lines (a heat pump that had to be reworked and re-loaded with freon, an outbreak of ants in the kitchen, a failing refrigerator). Leading up to that was a problem of getting someone to come out and replace a faucet and do a bit of other plumbing repairs. Concurrent with the loss of power, of course, was the tossing of several hundred dollars of food in the fridge and freezer. In addition, MS was facing some challenges in his own world, issues that are not mine to share, but there were at least 3 of his own. Then yesterday, I was delivered another blow.

My landlady phoned me at work to tell me my home had been broken into. I scurried across town to find my front window shattered, police all around. I was escorted into the townhouse and was stunned to see the damage. They were intent upon finding jewelry, and they found it. All of my costume jewelry, my fun and funky knitters and cat jewelry, souvenirs from Sock Summit and TKGA Greensboro, gifts from blog pals. They didn't get the good stuff (by and large, anyway, tho' there were a couple of nice pieces lost), because I keep that elsewhere. But still, it was all stuff I LOVED. Gifts from family and local friends, pieces I'd picked up on etsy, and from friends who craft. My mom's costume jewelry was also taken (one vintage piece, in particular, brought me to tears when I realized it was gone). That was hard, as I enjoyed wearing her much as she did. And everytime I wore that one pin, I felt as if she were nearby. Just a funky silly way to keep her with me, you know?

The good news is the kitties are fine. With the window open and no one around, I'm amazed The Tonk didn't try to leave, but he stayed in the house. The Meezer I didn't worry about, knowing she would be under whatever she felt provided her the most safety and she didn't disappoint, but stay hidden till mid-afternoon. The police seemed to think The Tonk was quite friendly (heh - wonder if the thief thought so, too?). And the other things usually taken in a burglary, the technology things? Everything was left as it was...even the Bernina!

Still and all? Well, okay: I'm crying "UNCLE" right now! I'm well past 3, even possibly past 6. I'd really rather not move on to 9...I'm done, please? PLEASE?

The truly amazing thing? The thief left the fabric, yarn, and needles. And they thought they were getting something of value? Heh.


Btw...if you know you remember that you sold me a piece of jewelry and you might even remember what it was? If you have a photo, could you get in touch with me? I'm putting together a list of things for insurance company and the police. The blog has been amazing, because I could go back thru and pull photos from it. But I've barely made a dent what I had. :(


Blogger Carole Knits said...

I'm so sorry this happened and quite relieved to know that the kitties are fine.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

I'm so sorry to read of all your troubles, especially the break-in. How awful to lose beloved keepsakes of family and friends. You're well past 3 and deserve a break!

10:46 AM  
Blogger Jadielady said...

Oh Sadie I'm so sorry to hear of this :( People suck!
If you've purchased things on Etsy you should be able to see your purchasing history, including a photo and the price you paid.
It's such a shame that they stole things of sentimental value :(

11:15 AM  
Blogger The Lee County Clowder said...

Really, mean people stuck!

We just found your blog, and we're so sorry for your break-in.

ppuurrrring that things get a little better for you and your kitties and beans.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Mary Mac said...

So sorry to hear of your break-in. We had that happen while we were away one year at Cristmas. Was really distressing to find undergarments taken, plus all of the other standard stuff. I lost most of the jewelry my dad had made for me. Quite heartbreaking. But the kitties are fine and the craft still still there and the Bernina. That would have been almost as great a loss as the jewelry.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Geraldine said...

Wow, I am so sorry to read all this Sallee. I am so glad the cats were ok though, the most precious gems of all. hang in there. Things will shift back to "for the better" I know it.

Hugs, G

4:53 AM  

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