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Offline aztecan

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A red letter week
« on: November 21, 2010, 07:06:09 AM »
I thought it was bad enough for me to have pneumonia this week, then I get a call that my mother has fallen and broken her arm.

So why am I writing this at nearly 5 a.m.?

The police just left.

I was awakened by two boys in blue at about 3 a.m. Seems they recovered some property stolen from me.

Of course, I didn't know it had been stolen.

Someone broke into my car and stole the stuff in the console, including a pair of prescription eyeglasses. and my gym bag.

It was parked in my car port at the time. They broke into the car by slashing the convertible roof with a knife of some sort.

It apparently happened after I fell asleep.


Good news is, they didn't break the window or tear apart the dash trying to get the stereo out.

More good news, the police were just back at the door, saying they found some more stuff, including a shirt from my gym bag.

They also caught the two guys they think did it, and found my mileage notebook, also taken from my car and which I was able to identify, in one of the guy's back pockets.

It appears they used one of my gym socks to avoid leaving finger prints, but were caught with my easily identifiable notebook on one of their persons.

Not the brightest bulbs in the marquee.

My insurance agent isn't going to like this, but that is what we pay premiums for, I guess.

On the bright side, I will get a new convertible top (the old one was starting to fade a bit) and one of the officers was very cute and his uniform was very, well, shall we say, form fitting.


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Offline emeraldize

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Re: A red letter week
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010, 07:18:09 AM »
Hi Mark,

Sorry to learn you've got pneumonia---talk about a theft of health. I hope you're on the mend.

As to the theft of goods, what a way to waken! I'm glad it was resolved so quickly and that the police were involved as it will make things go much more smoothly with the insurance company.

Sounds like a Jay Leno submission for the dumb criminals list.

Best to you

Offline komnaes

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Re: A red letter week
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010, 07:45:49 AM »
Oh wow.. sorry to hear about the pneumonia and your mum.. hope you both get well soon!

Big hugs to you daddy Mark..
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: A red letter week
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2010, 07:53:14 AM »

Damn Mark....    sorry to hear all this. also sorry to hear about your mom.  I am sure glad the cops caught these two.

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Offline numbersguy82

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Re: A red letter week
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2010, 08:07:36 AM »
Wow that is really a run of bad things happening. Well if bad things do indeed come in 3s then I hope its smooth sailing for a while ;)

Here's hoping for a speedy recovery for you and you Mom!!!
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Offline RapidRod

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Re: A red letter week
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2010, 09:05:27 AM »
Mark it sounds as if you didn't have bad luck you'd have no luck at all.. I hope next year is a reverse of this year for you. Good luck on having a better luck next year. Hope your mother has a speedy recovery.


Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: A red letter week
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2010, 09:20:51 AM »
I hope you and your mom recovery quickly. That sucks about your car being broken into. A friend of mine who has a convertible leaves the car doors unlocked hoping thieves won't slash the roof.

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Re: A red letter week
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2010, 09:55:27 AM »
I'm hoping you and your family have a better week ahead , sounds like you have had your fair share of misfortunes lately . Maybe you are pre-disasterd now and can enjoy some smooth sailing now . 
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Offline aztecan

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Re: A red letter week
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2010, 01:56:39 PM »
Well, on a positive note, I am feeling much better and seem to have more stamina than I did last week.

My mother has her arm in a splint, which she wants to remove "because I ca't do anything with it on."

That's the point, I told her.

I walked the neighborhood a little while ago and found a lot of the stuff they stole, including the crowbar they used to to try to pry open the trunk. They took it from my pickup truck. It isn't running at the moment, but I think I may need to rectify that.

It also started snowing here, so I came back inside. No sense pushing the envelope too much.


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Offline anniebc

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Re: A red letter week
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2010, 04:33:29 PM »
Hi Mark

Sorry to hear about your Mum, hope she listens to your advise about keeping the splint on..I hope the insurance doesn't give you any grief about the car.

On the bright side you did get to see a hunk in uniform..so every cloud does have a silver lining... ;)

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Re: A red letter week
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2010, 10:03:25 PM »
What is it with these punks  breaking into cars at the same time someone ends up in the hospital? I was in the hospital and some asshole broke into our car while hubby had it parked at the hotel in front of the lobby door in a handicap space. You'd thought in plain sight. Pryed the locks out of  the doors on both sides. Freakin punks! Hope your insurance company treats you well , the punks rot in hell and momma gets well.

Offline tednlou2

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Re: A red letter week
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2010, 12:15:08 AM »
We're with Nationwide and they say if a claim isn't more than $2,000-something, then it doesn't count against us.  But, I could see where a new convertible roof would be more than that.  It shouldn't be, but probably is.  I know on our homeowners, they said things like a new roof wouldn't count against us when we had to get one.  They said thefts are what really cause rates to go up.

Hope it doesn't end up costing you higher rates, because of some assholes. 

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: A red letter week
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2010, 12:39:48 AM »

What a terrible week, but I am glad they caught the thieves.  I hope your damages will be minimal and everything will start to improve...including your health.  We missed you in Vegas and want to see you in Seattle.  Take care!

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Offline BT65

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Re: A red letter week
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2010, 04:57:15 AM »
Damn, Mark! You poor thing.  Thankfully, they were able to recover some of your stuff, and caught the idiots who did the deed.  I hope things go smoothly with the insurance company. 

And, I hope your poor mom lets her arm heal.  Hopefully this is the end of stress for you for a long time, and I hope you're able to enjoy the upcoming holidays.  That's cool that one of the cops was good to look at.  It seems that every time I see a cop, they're bald and overweight.  Well, not all the time.
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Re: A red letter week
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2010, 07:34:01 AM »

Looks like you are working on efficiency.....  get all the shit over with in a week.  This will leave you 51 weeks of sunshine!  Or........   you find another reason to get that officer with the form fitting pants over to your house.   ;D

Here's hoping that Mom listens to her, oh, so wise son.......

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