Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Musings November 15, 2010

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.


Cybercliper said...

I hope Karma catches up with whoever violated your family space and beats the snot out of 'em!! It won't replace your stuff, but if it was me, it sure 'nough would make me feel a little better!

Roxanne Rhoads said...

Yeah that's what I keep hoping too that whoever did this "gets what they deserve".

LSUReader said...

I am so sorry you're going through this. It's such a personal violation. Something similar happened to us several years ago. The loss of items that belonged to your loved ones who are gone is particularly sad. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Roxanne Rhoads said...

Thank you LSUReader so much for your thoughts and prayers it means so much to me

Caffey said...

I so know the feelings that go along with this too, that something happened like this when you weren't aware of it. Thinking of you.

Johanna R Jochum said...

So sorry this horrible crime happend to you! I know it has happend to me before. I hate the feeling of being violated. I'm glad your family was safe though. I hope they get caught and get what they deserve! My thoughts are with you.