Sunday, April 5, 2009

I feel so violated

This morning, I went to get into my car and noticed a few things out of place and my glove box was open. They also looked at an old check stub from the shop. I was stunned.

A couple of weeks ago, my neighbor told me to watch what I left in the car because there was a slew of break ins and they were taking spare change and whatever was left. After that, I cleaned everything out of the car just to be safe, but I don't usually leave anything out in the car other than a bit of trash and empty cups.

I called the police and they sent someone out. He took a few things from the car that I don't need and is going to send them to the crime lab for prints. He also said that they were interrupted because usually they dump the contents of the glove box all over to go through it.

After he was done getting my information, I ran to the grocery store and it wasn't until I was home that I realized that the cords for my handhelds were missing, too. The phone and iPod chargers and then cord with the jacks to plug into the iPod and the radio to play the iPod in the car are missing. They left the coupons for free car washes and my library card. The officer and I joked that they must not be readers!

Anyway, I'm now having a hard time concentrating on anything else. I know that I need to just get to sewing and I will feel better, but I'm in a funk. I keep telling myself that it could have been worse. It doesn't help much.

19 comments:

Brenda said...

No, having your personal space violated, does throw you for a loop. I understand why you are in such a funk. I would be too - and it's just such a personal attack, or it feel that way. I am so sorry this happened to you. I have no ideas how to get your mind onto something else, I know for me, I would just keep replaying it for awhile. I hope you find something to break that record playing in your head soon, 'cause you don't need that!! Got a good book?? ((hugs)))

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Regina said...

How terrible!!!

QuiltingB29 said...

I feel for you. A few years ago someone broke into my car in the parking lot outside my apartment. They took a cute little baby outfit I had ready to mail to a friend and rifled through my CD's, but apparently they didn't like Gospel music. All in all, it was less than $100 that they took (I originally thought) - including my jumper cables. Unfortunately they had gotten a duplicate copy of a check so I went to the bank after talking to the police to change account numbers. As I did I realized they had also gotten my sunglasses. At $300 a pair, I doubt they did much good to the thieves - my prescription is very high. Needless to say I was NOT a happy camper that day. I was fine dealing with the loss of the other stuff, but not my sunglasses. :-(.

Jennifer said...

So sorry to hear about this - it does shake you (I had my apartment broken into several years ago). Hope that you can shake the funk and get back to your new machine soon.

Judy said...

I'm so sorry this has happened to you. You have to get sewing and get out of the funk, don't let the dirty dogs win. I've had a car stolen so I understand the funk. Good luck.

Jen said...

This just sucks, and I totally know how you feel. I felt voilated for quite a long time after my break in. It doesn't even matter what they took, it's still a violation. Also, if you want to replace your cords; those are considered home owners, not car insurance and it would probably mess with your insurance premiums for something so low. =(

Allie said...

That'll do you in for sure. My car stereo [$1000+] was stolen from my driveway in broad daylight. I'm sorry this happened to you.

Jamie said...

I know how you feel, someone broke into my car last summer and took my cd's and only god knows what else plus left me a mess to clean up.

I have heard lately that Fairfield is getting hit hard by people breaking into cars. West side of Hamilton hasn't been hit too bad, but the east side of town is a different story.

I do not lock my doors on my car though I would rather let them have whats in it than to have to pay for a new window.

Anyways this "stress" your under from it will pass in a few days and you will feel normal again. HUGS to ya!

Beth said...

I'm so sorry this happened. It happened to my Hunnybunny, too, before we were married. They kept taking his deck!

SandiH said...

I'm sorry this happened to you. I hope you'll be able to break yourself out of your funk soon.

Patchwork Penguin said...

Sorry to hear about this. I was held up at work once...... it takes time to get back to being comfortable...... give yourself that time.

quiltin cntrygrl said...

I am so sorry to hear that.. I hope that you find something to help you get out of the funk.. huggs

Heather

Carol VR said...

Tough times... I think things will only ramp up with the economy being so bad.

SCARY!!!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

(((hugs))) That's just the pits! I bet you'll be uneasy for awhile wondering what else they might have taken that you don't remember about. It's enough to make the best of us uncomfortable.
Hope that the days to come settle you and that your funk moves on.

Suzan said...

I think the sense of violation is one that nearly everyone gets when they are robbed. When it happened to our family, I was so creeped out by the idea that someone was touching my "stuff". Hope you feel more at ease today and get back to sewing!

Piwacket said...

Oh, Jill, this is just awful. What a scary experience. You have every right to feel uncomfortable for awhile. I hope you have an easy day at work today. You deserve it.

Moneik said...

Jill I feel your pain. It's hard to get over something like that. I lost about $1000 dollars worth of clothes when our vehicle was robbed in MO when we were on a trip, including the formal dress I designed and made. I still remember it to this day. Our garage was broke into a year ago and I still double check everything at night. It's just an eirie feeling.

Michele said...

Ick - so sorry to hear this happened to you. I'm just glad that you'd been smart enough not to leave too much in the car.