Tuesday, 19 April 2011

A Small Setback...

...in my back to blogging effort.

Our house was burgled last Wednesday. We left the house at 7:45am and I got home at 2:10pm (with an antique spinning wheel restoration project in the boot of my car) to find that the house had been broken into. They were determined to get in too - they smashed two doors and damaged a window in their efforts to get in. It was a bit of a shock. Luckily, whoever broke in was long gone.

That is - long gone with a surprising amount of our possessions including our PCs, all of our camera equipment (except my little point and click Samsung), my entire jewellery box and our spare car keys. As they went through, and in many cases emptied, just about every cupboard, closet and drawer in the house, they left quite a mess behind them.

So the past week has been rather overtaken by this event, its consequences and the administration necessary to deal with it (clean up, police, insurance, garages to arrange for car keys to be reprogrammed / replaced etc.). Suffice it to say that I have not done any knitting and my new wheel project is sitting quietly by itself in our living room.

Yes, I have lost some things of value (including some things of great sentimental value as they were my last link to my grandparents and my great aunt). However, I have no plans to fall into the same kind of upset vortex that I fell into last April when someone tried to steal my car from outside our house. It's not productive and I've long learned to expect no better treatment from Vancouver.

Today, everything that was stolen is simply a long list of things that I have inserted into an Excel spreadsheet in order to email to the insurance company.

10 comments:

wenat said...

Oh no! That sucks. I hope the police are able to help you find your things.

Julie said...

oh, that is so, so heartbreaking!! How terrible. I hope some of the mos treasured things can be recovered.

Bob H (UK) said...

Gabrielle,

Great to see you back on line but blimey what grim news!

I think your attitude is absolutely correct and the way to go. Afterall whilst they may have taken items of sentimental value it is just the physical stuff and not the memories they have taken.

Chin up and don't let the bastards grind you down.

Cassandra said...

Oh NO! I'm so sorry, what a huge drag. Good for you for realising the important thing is that you're both safe and things are just things. It's hard. Thanks for letting us know.

Roobeedoo said...

That's horrible!
I tend to think I have nothing of value but just the thought of someone rummaging through looking for stuff sets my teeth on edge.
Hugs.

emmms said...

Og, Gabrielle, I'm so sorry, that's awful. I really hope you're able to recover at least some of it. Big hugs xx

princessdeia said...

Oh that is awful, I'm always amazed at how awful some people can be - they have no respect for other people's belongs.

Roobeedoo said...

P.S. Tagged you! ;)

catranchknits said...

Oh wow - what an awful thing to have to deal with! It's nice to hear you're being so calm about it and moving forward.

Dotty said...

Oh no! That is so unfair! Hugs to you and B.