Monday, January 25, 2010
Wow, a lot happens in a day or two. It's been emotional around here, that's for sure.
The night of the break-in, sleep was tough. I didn't feel comfortable enough to even undress. I slept fully clothed with the lights on. Barely slept, I should say.
Discovered the next day that my wedding band was among the things stolen. :(
The next day, I stayed home. Boarded up the door. Tried to organize and thing what else might be missing. I'm generally unorganized. I'm not one of those people that keep lists of assets. And I have a lot of 'stuff'. Have someone hide 1-5 valuable things at your house and see if you can identify what's missing. It's a challenge.
My feelings went from anger to sadness to confusion. Maybe it was drug related, they just needed cash. Maybe it was someone who had been watching me. Maybe it was totally random. In one way, I was thankful nothing had been vandalized. In another, I felt that every time something was lost at my house, I would always wonder if it was stolen. Who would do this to me? A stranger? Someone I know?
Would my daughter feel unsafe forever? Would I? Where am I going to get the money for the security items that, now, I feel that I need?
Today, the Sergeant at the P.O. called and asked a bunch more questions. I was surprised, really. I figured there wouldn't be much done in this case.
At my drive home, he called again to report they had found a usable print. They had made an arrest! It was someone from my neighborhood! Someone I know and like, actually. I don't know him very well, just a friendly someone who walks around the neighborhood. But he knows my car, and my dog's name. He probably comforted my dog on his way in.
I doubt anything will be recovered, but we will see.
I don't know why, but I feel better knowing that it was an opportunistic acquaintance than an unknown random psychopath. I mean, if you have to choose who robs your house. It was probably drugs. It's sad, overall.
So that's my story. Thanks everyone for your support. I really really was soaking it up! More as I know.