Sunday, October 19, 2008

I Need A Hug.....







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.



37 comments:

debijeanm said...

So, here's one ((((HUG)))).

And here's also a rant. I feel like hitting something for you.

And would you please not apologize for feeling down and angry? You absolutely are entitled to being ticked. Whoever targeted you deserves to be locked up! After all you've gone through!

Deep breath.

Soon, Mandy. And some time in fantasy.

And another (((hug))).

Indigo said...

((Huge hugs)) My dearest sweet Linda, don't ever apologize for being human. I would of been down and furious myself. The person who did this is cold beyond reason. If I know one thing people like that get what they deserve in the end. Your in my thoughts and prayers on the smoke dear one. (Hugs)Indigo

a corgi said...

(((((((Linda)))))) I'm so sorry; I just can't imagine someone doing this; it just saddens me; you have a right to be upset and sad; don't bury your feelings, that just leads to more pain down the road; I'm so glad you went there in time to save some of the thing from being taken and have put those some place safe; I hope the sheriffs are able to catch these people

(((((Linda)))) praying for you

betty

Julia said...

Oh my. I am so sorry. I just hate it when things like this happen. It is such a violation. Here's some hugs and I hope they catch the people who did. Insist they take prints. Sometimes the police just write a report.

Monica said...

(((((((((Linda)))))))))

First of all, NEVER apologize for having a range of emotions. You have experienced something that many of us pray we never have to experience.

I've been robbed in the past, WHILE I was home with children and unaware of someone else getting in the house!! YES, you feel violated when these things happen.

It's been several years now and when I think of the incident I just remember how grateful that who came in, got what he wanted and took off without coming to the front of the house where I was watching TV with the kids.

I wish I could offer you more than a cyber hug.

Monica

gina said...

{{{{linda}}}} i am so sorry this has happened on top of everything else!! i don't understand why things happen as they do, but i don't think you're being punished, and girl...anyone would be suffering a big let down right now! hopefully, with alerting neighbors and the sheriff, future plans of the thieves are thwarted. hope you get a good nights rest and things will be a lil brighter tomorrow.

Joann said...

(((((LINDA)))))

I'm SO SORRY... some people just have NO HEART!! That's AWFUL!! Too bad the sheriff couldn't have the house watched tonight and get the creep!! Anyone would feel depressed, angry, and violated after that... you've been through ALOT and to have that happen is just wrong!! I hope whoever took the stuff loses a finger with that saw!!! (Is that too harsh!?) Hey it works in other countries!!

Joann

lisa jo said...

you have every right to be devastated! I am just blown away too that some AH came and did this to you. Nothing surprises me anymore....i am glad Marv saw the unlocked gate and found your stuff before the thieves came back and took all of it. I am so very sorry Linda...you are the most loving and giving person on earth and you do not deserve all of this! It is OK to be upset, ANYONE would be. If there is anything I can do, tell me. XOXOXOXOXO

Wendy in Oz said...

Oh Linda! Thats awful! You know some people suck don'they? But, remember two things...
1. Karma WILL get them back
2. You will see Mandy before the week is out!

So... feel free to vent all you like about the morons who went through your stuff, about the delay in getting back to your house (that would seriously piss me off!!!) but don't forget to smile about your upcoming trip to see your favourite girl!

Hugs

Wendy in Oz

Diana said...

First let me give you a big hug...{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}.

Don't ever, EVER apologize for having down moments and writing about them. We are hear for you in those moments. And I'm sure you get some "healing" for letting your emotions out.

I don't know why bad things happen to people. This attempted theft did not happen for something you said or did. It just does. Unfortunately, your house was targeted. It sounds like it's an invitation to someone scouting homes to break into. It's dark, and a dumpster is there. I'm glad that you mentioned to the builder to install motion detectors and that your neighbors and sheriff are on alert.

But look at the positive here....you found out before it happened!!! What timing is that!!! If not, you would have lost your possessions that were salvaged from the fire. So look at it that way. A screen and window can be fixed. I hope nothing else was taken that you haven't noticed. What a good neighbor you have to store your items.

In the midst of another bad event, good things happened. You are so blessed. Make today a positive one and a better one!!! Six more day and you'll be hugging your angel.

Mega Pooh Hugs,

Diana

LYN said...

pleaase don't apologise for being upset..you have every right to be!! i am one of those people who trys to always look on the bright side..be positive etc etc but at times like this that's darn near impossible...consider yourself hugged by me..i am so sorry that this happened Linda... :-(

Sugar said...

my sweet friend, never apoplogize for the need to rant! you are only human, and have been through so much, then to have to go through this too!!! sometimes bad things happen to good people, no rhyme or reason. i feel like crying right now, this saddens me & makes me mad at the same time. i hope whoever did this gets caught!!
think good thoughts, mandy-seeing her soon-disney.
my thoughts & prayers are with you dear one.
huggies...

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

More and more it's becoming the thing for empty homes to be robbed of whatever is there. I've even heard of plumping pipes being taken for what they can sell it for and also siding on homes. It is a crazy world and hopefully you will get some lighting there for safety purposes. Thankfully you went by and spotted the open gate. I wishing you a much better day today. 'On Ya' - ma

Phyllis said...

((((((((LINDA)))))))))). I wish i could give you a big hug in person! First, I really think if you could get past this need to apologize for your feelings it would be a big breakthrough for you. And i mean a BIG breakthrough! Why on earth do you not think you are entitled to be upset because you are displaced? And that you are not entitled to be upset when you are robbed? Lordy girl, when I was broadsided last week I was upset about my poor car! Thankful to be alive first and foremost but still upset at the idiot 16 year old. I am sick sick sick about the robbery. You are smart to get some motion lights out there. And hopefully your sheriff's office will start patrolling the area. I just hope it doesn't happen again. ENOUGH ALREADY! Linda is full up!

Estela said...

((linda)) Stop appologizing for feeling what you feel. I am so sorry that someone(s) are trying to take advantage of your situation. I am so glad that you and Marv went by so that you became aware of the problem (and hopefully headed it off from becoming worse). lots of hugs

Jeannette said...

You have every right to feel depressed. First the fire and now some scum robbing you. I just cannot understand people wanting to get rich out of somebody's misfortune. I hope when they go back, the Sheriff nabs them. Hugs.

Traci said...

Oh Linda! I'm so sorry. What a horror. What a gift that you were prompted to go over there. Keep an eye on it? Extra patrols? Why couldn't they stake someone over there? I mean they were fixin' to be felons from the sounds of it. I'm so sorry. What a nightmare. You are in my prayers.

Myra said...

Linda, the LAST thing you need to do is apologize!!! After everything you guys have been through, and now this! No way. You have every reason to feel violated. Kudos to you for taking matters into your hands and reporting it!

Robin said...

That's just awful! I would have camped out in the garage with Michael and his shot gun and got the jerk!

I wonder if the cops could have gotten finger prints off the window or the items he moved by the door...

I am so sorry this black cloud keep hanging over you...hang in there buddy. Praying for you all...

June said...

Don't apologize for being upset. I don't blame you in the least. It is so sad that there are people like that in the world, people that like to hit you when you are down. I am so sorry that this happened to you and Marv, thank goodness that you happened to stop by the house before the rest of your stuff was taken.
Hugs,
June

Emmi said...

(((HUGS))) Don't apologize for getting your feelings out. You have every right to hold onto those feelings. If you offended someone with your last post then maybe they need thicker skin.

Ericanbiloxi said...

I know what you mean about being frustrated about things not happening as fast as you want them and then feeling bad about feeling that way.
People who would do what they did to ya'll, knowing that you have already lost so much have a special spot in hell waiting for them......sorry azzes.

Arlene (AJ) said...

Linda, here's a big hug for you dear, just take it one day at a time and all will work out. Going to see Mandy will be a big help and hopefully ease your stress level. Hugs, Arlene(AJ)

MizMags said...

You know Linda I just wanna say that although you want to write uplifting and inspiring entries each time you come here, we all know that it's impossible. We all feel down and out at times and you are no different. You shouldn't have to apologize when you come here and unload what is bothering you. If you are going to use this "spot" of yours in a "different" way than you did before then you need to just write from the heart without the "buts" :)
I read through all these comments and will echo what Diana said. There are a lot of positives in how this all unfolded. I understand you feel very violated amoung other things, yet I think there is a lot of good that came from finding this before the dirtbags who did it completed their task! Bastards, I hope they catch them when they're back to get their goodies!
(((((Linda))))) love yourself! You're worth it!
love and hugs,
Maggie

Tracy said...

your aloud to have days when your down and i would be too if i was going thrue what you are! i really hate theives, i just dont get why people have to take from others! i hope you have a better day tomm. (((((((((hugs)))))))))))

Joyce said...

I'm so sorry Linda. You have suffered enough with some dumb jerk deciding to further dump on you. I wish there was something I could do. (((((((((hugs)))))))))
Joyce

ADB said...

Linda,

It's perfectly natural to want to 'moan' in a situation like you're in, even more so when thieves are on the prowl, ready to take advantage of the situation. Anyone who wishes to deny you the privilege should search their conscience. Would they do any better in your shoes? Don't think so.

Guido
http://atlantic-lines.blogspot.com

Rose said...

OMG. I am so glad you saw that open gate and were able to be take appropriate actions.
It never surprises me anymore what people will do to others. I hope they creeps get caught but I believe that what goes around comes around and they will get theirs in the long run.
You and your family are safe and that is what matters. BREATHE.

Michelle said...

{{{LINDA}}}

Lots of hugs coming your way!!!

I'm so so sorry this happened to you!

I will keep you in my prayers.

Love you!

Michelle

PS: At least you are going to see Mandy - that is the best therapy you can use right now!!!

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Hugs to you friend...

Glad you took precautions, sorry you are dealing with this. Stay focused on you upcming trip.

Kallie said...

Linda, I am so sorry that you have been going through such a time and thenm add this. It is so hard as with the fire it was not a person and yes it was terrible but it was not something done to violate and on purpose. I am so sorry. Many bug (((((hugs)))) I hope comes soon as you need some good times away.

Take care

Maire said...

Linda, I used to follow your journal on AOL (sorry, I'm a coward, did not have a journal at that time, and did not comment) BIG HUGS!! You are such a corageous, honest, positive and loving lady...it is only normal to feel down sometimes & yes angry; you and your family have truly been through a terrible ordeal. Shame, shame, shame on the unscrupulous people who would invade your home. Sorry to leave such a long comment; thank you truly for sharing. Maire

Lin said...

Linda, I'm so sorry to read this latest post. After all you've been through, for someone to prey on your unprotected house and what's left of your belongings. That is lower than low. You have every right to feel the way you do, at least you can look forward to seeing Mandy. Hugs to you and Marv.

Kathy said...

((((((((((LINDA))))))))))). Mmm, a big hug for you! You have every right to be down and darn angry about someone stealing things from your home. No need to apoligize for anything. I'm just so thankful that you decided to go by the house and found what had happened. You were able to keep it from getting worse by reporting it to the police and gaining help from your neighbors. It would have been good to see the expression on their creepy faces when they went back for the rest of the stuff. Oh, how I wish there could have been police officers in the house waiting for them.

This, too, will pass and you and Marv will have your life back. Hang in there and vent to us any time you need to.

Hugs, Kathy
http://littleleftofcenter3.blogspot.com/

Nancy said...

((((hugs))))
this makes me so angry!!!!! Why would anyone do this to you guys? I would put up some surveillance cameras, to try to catch the thieves!!! Did anyone see anything? I hope these criminals are found and thrown in jail!
Dont apologize for feeling bad, my goodness if anyone has a right to feeling sad right now its you!!!!!!!

~Kat~ said...

Iam so sorry!!! Man some people Please dont feel sorry for being down I would be so pissed I want to give you a big Hug (((((Hug))))
so sorry I will be praying for you guys God Bless Kat:)

Lazarai said...

Awwwwww POOOOP!!!! I'm late getting here, but I feel your pain, Linda. As Diana said, thank goodness you stopped over and found out what happened BEFORE the rest of your stuff was stolen. Whoever did this will get theirs eventually....karma, you know? You can't kick somebody when they're down and get away with it....

Hang in there, Linda. 2009 WILL be a great year for you guys!!

hugs,
Carol