So, I’m sick with bronchitis, and trying to recover. The doc has given me medicine with great juju, but it makes it difficult for me to concentrate and I’m a bit dizzy.
Spousal unit asked me to bring in the garbage bin from the street. She left the garage door open for me to do so. I spaced on it because of the medicine, and we all went to sleep with the garage open.
While we were sleeping, someone came in to the house thru the garage. They went through the main floor and took my wallet, Kathy’s purse, all our laptops, and all the iPods. And Kathy’s iPhone. About $5000 in replacement costs. 😦 The main desktop computers got left, so we’re not completely disconnected.
No one was hurt — in fact, we never heard anything and were undisturbed.
We’ve been with the police all morning. I have all the serial numbers, and several of the items were engraved in spots, so there is a better chance we may identify them. The credit cards are all cancelled. The police got some physical evidence that may be useful. We shall see.
And yes, I have backups of the computers. Offsite backups of my mail computer, in fact.
Now, we have to chase around and get replacements to wallet items, such as driver’s licenses, Purdue ID, bank cards, and so on. I also need to talk to people at the cell phone store about replacement options.
I’ve had stuff stolen before, so I’m not really freaked out about this. I am quite annoyed, however.
It’s a learning experience, too. From now on, the alarm system will get set every night. And I’m probably going to get that firearm license after all. Not that having a gun around would have helped in this instance, but it might be useful in some future instance. Not to mention that having weapons handy gives me something to discuss with Elizabeth’s dates. 😉
My life is one set of joys after another.