Thank you for the positive feedback about my wardrobe! It feels sooo good to be done.
I was all set to come home tonight and write a thoughtful post about the wardrobe process. And, I made a quick trip the the Pacific Fabric outlet after work today and came away with some things that I'm excited to show you. On my way home though, I got a call from my husband - our house had been broken into...
The most important thing is that all 3 kitties are accounted for and unharmed, thank goodness! It was clear the burglars tried to pry open the front door, and tried to get in a window. They finally made it in through a door to the basement (like you see in a mother-in-law apt). They took some stuff - passports, credit cards, liquor, the Xbox, the Wii - but there was a lot of stuff they didn't take - computers (else I wouldn't be able to blog!), an iPod, a DVD player... My sewing machine is fine! And they didn't touch my fabric! Fortunately they didn't realize the value of all that... The things they took that bother me the most:
-- Tim's passport that he used when he was a little kid. His dad was in international banking and they lived all over - Singapore, Japan, England - so it had tons of stamps and visas from their travels, plus an adorable B&W photo of him wearing a sweater vest and big thick framed glasses.
-- Various pieces of jewelry that Tim has given me for birthdays and holidays.
-- 200 Euros cash that I received as a gift and was saving for a trip later this year. That was growing more and more valuable by the day!
All in all we are pretty lucky. There was no unnecessary damage, the vast majority of our stuff is still here, and like I said before, the kitties are fine which is the main thing. The police came and took fingerprints, etc, but I don't expect anything to come out of it. I did learn a few things from them though:
1. Document the serial numbers on anything that has one - if someone takes it, they won't be able to pawn it because it will be listed as stolen.
2. You can hide important documents in the freezer because most people don't look there. There are even special "decoy" containers for this. Also, if there is a fire, your documents will most likely survive if they are in the freezer. (Or use a safe, of course. We had stuff in a small safe but they key was right there, mainly trying to protect the things inside from fire, not even considering we'd get ripped off!)
*Sigh* I'll reflect on the wardrobe very soon. Right now I'm just ready to unwind and get lost in a good book.
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