And so here I am, after what seems like forever, but it's only been 1 week...I have to share my sob story with you all. May this story be an eye opener for us all.
Last Wednesday, our house was burglarized. It happened within about an hour's time span. They must've been watching us leave and waited until dark to break in. What scares me too is that they were so bold. Who robs people in the early evening, when most people are just arriving home from work? We were fortunate though that they didn't have the chance to steal too many things and no one was injured. From the looks of it, they were thwarted by my other half returning home earlier than they expected. They had taken out our suitcases and it looked like they were going to fill it, but they didn't get a chance to. They did, however, manage to make a mess in my walkin closet and the master bathroom and they stole my laptop...yep, the one that I use to post all of my projects and visit everyone's blogs and an even more unfortunate thing with that, we lost our pictures, and our wedding invitation list. : ( Luckily, no financial information was on there... so after all is said and done... I guess I should be happy, since it really could've been much, much worse.
We have since installed some motion detector alarms so those bad people will at least get a good scare if they return, plus my neighbors are all well aware now and once that alarms sounds, the authorities will surely be on their way. I'm still very upset by the whole thing and I'm finding it hard to feel comfortable in my home. It's a very unsettling feeling. The thought of an unwelcome stranger violating my personal space. Aaaah!
Anyway, please take care and be aware of your surroundings. Also, take some time to back up to disc or other hardware files/pictures on your computer that you'd hate to lose. It also might be a good idea to know exactly what you have on your computer and secure any personal information on your computer and in your home. With the economy not being in good shape, we're hearing about much more incidents like these.
My posts will be very few and far between until we replace the computer and I wont be able visit all of your blogs too frequently : ( That makes me sad as I do so enjoy seeing all of your projects and love reading your stories. I think my blog counter hit 1000 too, so I wanted to giveaway some blog candy this month, but it will have to wait until March.
Be safe everyone!