It's been awhile since I wrote a Monday Musings. For a long time the blog was completely booked with guest posts, giveaways, and reviews.
November seems to be a slow month. I blame it on the upcoming holidays and NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Many authors are plugging away trying to meet the goals of NaNoWriMo.
Not me. With 3 kids and the upcoming holidays there's no way I can commit to that. Maybe someday.
Me, I'm just trying to make it through this crazy and hectic time of year. It's always hard but this year it just got harder.
Friday night I was making dinner and my husband went out to the garage to start cleaning stuff up and moving things around so we could put a vehicle in there since the weather is promising snow soon.
He came in and announced that "We've been robbed."
I was so stunned I just stood there with a big spoon in my hand no longer stirring whatever I had on the stove.
After taking inventory of everything that was missing we discovered we hadn't just been robbed but we were cleaned out. So many tools gone, motors, generators- things that belonged to my dad who passed away thirty years ago, my step dad who passed away 3 years ago, my husband and my son. Things that were my moms, things that belonged to my husband's friends- everything gone.
So far we're looking at about $10,000 worth of items gone. Things that took years, decades to acquire. It's not like we have the money to go out and replace all these things. This was a garage full of stuff that took very hard working men years to collect. Years of birthday, Christmas and Father's day presents gone.
It makes me sick- I've literally been sick to my stomach all weekend because we don't even know what the insurance company is going to do if they'll even cover it. We've never dealt with anything like this before so we just don't know.
Anyway, sorry to be a downer today it just helps to get things off my chest.
I am trying to stay positive and hopeful that things will work out. It's just hard to do- and what a time of year to go through this. We were already stressing about Christmas, now I just don't know what we're going to do.
But I will plaster a smile on my face and try not to worry my kids and somehow Christmas morning there will be miracles as there always are no matter how stressful things get.