This is going to be a down post....so you are warned before reading!
First, I want to apologize if I offended anyone in my last post when I complained about not getting back into my house in Jan as we were told. I do appreciate that we still have a house to go home to at some point, and I know how blessed we are. About 95% of the time, I remember that and I'm more positive. But after almost 4 months since the fire and being displaced, I do have down moments...I'm only human and I just can't be happy all of the time, I just can't. But, it never means that I take for granted what I do still have, or forget there are others truly suffering, while we are merely inconvenienced.
Maybe I'm being paid back in full for the times I do complain, because right now....I just feel that way, that we are being punished or something. We went to Target tonight to pick up some things we needed and swung by the house to pick up our Sunday paper. While pulling out, Marv noticed that the gate to the back yard was open, and since he was there mowing yesterday.....and knew it was locked, we pulled back in and he went to shut it and investigate. Once in back, he noticed the screen to our kitchen window and been cut and our window pried open. So, he went inside to see that indeed, someone had been in the house. The builders good saw was missing, and other tools had been gone through. He then saw that the door from our house into our garage was open, so he cautiously went in there to see our snow blower, mower, his golf clubs, our safe, and many other items were all lined up by the side door, which was now unlocked. Whomever was there, was definitely coming back tonight for what they couldn't take out of there then. It was getting dark and there is no power out there, so we couldn't do a complete inventory of what was now missing from the garage, but off hand, Marv could see the boxes had been gone through that were stacked up....they contained items that made it out of the house unscathed. So, tomorrow we will find out what is gone out there.
We called the Sheriff and made a report, and they are going to swing by the house and our neighbors are on the look out as well. We also took all the things that were lined up to steal tonight and safely stored them at our neighbors, and contacted the builder about getting some temporary power out there tomorrow. We asked him to install some temp motion detectors in the front, sides and back of the house.....because right now, the place is all dark and closed up with a big dumpster blocking the view of the front.
We had worried about this happening, I mean, obviously, it's a target for people who want to do these things. But now that it has....I'm angry, sad, depressed, and feel violated. I mean, we felt violated with the fire, but that didn't have a face, it was a fire. This....you wonder if this is someone you know, maybe some of the workers, or some of our neighbors in the new subdivision. It just makes us mad that we lost so much of our stuff and now, someone comes in and takes some of what we do have left. That people would come in a home that they know has burned and take advantage of the owners when they are vulnerable. I'm just upset.....and tonight I need to be, tomorrow...I'll try to see the sunny side of life again.