Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Life is a series of pissed off blackouts

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I am so super pissed I can barely see straight. As I type this, I'm on hold with my insurance company, strapped to my computer trying to find glass companies...

Someone broke into my car between the time I got off work last night and the time I started going to work this afternoon.

It practically happened at my front door, as you can see my front porch in the background.


I've never had any trouble in my seven years of living in Springfield. Until, of course, I bought a house in my favorite neighborhood. In September, someone stole my scooter, feet away from our front door. Today, someone bashed in my front passenger door and ransacked my car. News folk will recognize... they left my spare IFB (earpiece for news)... though I will definitely have to disinfect it.

I'm mostly mad at the jerk(s) who did this. Then, I find myself getting mad at Jim because we always fight over the driveway. My argument is that our personal car should go in the driveway and the company car should go out in the street. He gets home before me so I've always lost that one. It's a fight we had back at our old house, too. Now, I'm stuck with calling the police, the insurance company, the car shop... and looking for rides to and from work, the car shop, and am stranded without a car. Let's hope it doesn't snow or rain! I'm left with a ton of frustration. I love Jim, don't mean to complain. Just so mad!! Blacking out as we speak!

AAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH. No offense to St. Benedictine, but I could've really used his help overnight. At least the thief (theives) left him to fight another day.
By the way, I'm also irritated that the police won't come to my house. What will it take for people to get the services they need? Vandalism and theft leave people feeling so vulnerable, and it's really sad that in this day and age, police don't have the resources to accomplish helping solve the crimes that are most likely to happen to people. I'm not blaming police. I want to know what we can do to change that. Taxes? I could rant on...
**NOTE** A big thank you to Sandy D., Bob D. and Curtis H. for coming to my aid. It was really unnecessary, but the Greene County Sheriff's Department took fingerprints just before 5 p.m. Wow, I'm impressed! What professionals!

4 comments:

Kathee Baird said...

I am so sorry that this happened to you yet again. Do you think that maybe someone is stalking you?

Be careful, and tell Jim that the company car should be parked on the street because you get home so late!

Prayers are going out for you and your safety.


k

The Capn's Corner said...

Glad you're OK, but sorry to hear about the car.
Take care!

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Anonymous said...

I am very sorry that this happened to you, Michelle. Yes, it does leave one feeling vulnerable. Here's a question: How did you manage to get the sheriff's department to investigate an in-town act of vandalism? Can non-media people get such service? As one who, like you, was frustrated over lack of police action after a house breakin, I am very curious about this.