04 August 2010

what's the point of deadbolts & large dogs when burgulars smash through your window??!!

Greetings all,
Yes, your mild mannered patchworking mummy here has said plenty of angry rude words this week, after we arrived home to discover some bastards had smashed through our front window (my studio no less) to break in. 
What a horrible feeling, laptops gone, watches gone, money boxes empty, pricks!!  So there goes my work laptop full of my life/ work/ images/ tax/ everything (sure it's backed up onto a hard drive, which they left, but man, so annoying & never updated as much as you need).  I've contacted Army housing & demanded (i was quite the non push over i tell you) grills on the front window, our German Shepherd can take care of the rest . . . after 3 levels of management said no, plus the house owner, someone high up said yes!!  So i'm spending my days off from Shop (sigh) meeting with hedge trimmers & metal workers, insurance claims, reinstalling software, oh & my accountant to see how much i can fudge my tax return to complete it!!  All friggen annoying, i hope they're not coming back for anything else, they even went through the fridge!!
 Argh!!  Yes, i tossed all the toothbrushes out, you never know . . . & needless to say my handsome soldier is furious, worried, annoyed he's not here to protect us.
They didn't seem to touch anything in my studio, so clearly, they have no taste!!  Losers!!
Have nice weekends everyone, we have the usual party schedule (not me, the children have the social lives) & i'm hoping to drown myself in sewing as a healthy distraction.  I'm leaving Posie on line on hold while i sort all this out too, then i'll re-open with a huge sale, that should make everyone happy. 
So add this break in to me losing/ someone taking my mobile, Visa card, coin purse with cash & my driver's licence in Italy last month.  I loathe my new cheap replacement mobile phone, i hate relearning technology!!  Love Posie

27 comments:

mrssewandsos said...

*shiver* at least you and the kids were not home and that you are all safe. Material things can be replaced. Thinking of you all xx

Rosalind said...

Oh you poor thing :-( I know how you feel with the whole violation part. So sorry Jen x Big hug

m.e (Cathie) said...

ohh no! sorry to hear about all that Posie!
good to hear no one was hurt & hope you get all the technical stuff and paperwork sorted.
hugs to you ♥

Sally said...

O Posie - that is just awful. So frightening and so bloody inconvient. How are the kids? They must be very upset. Just terrible. Please take care.

The Handmaden said...

Oh, that is so terrible! I can't say anything to make you feel better - I can't believe people do this to other people!!
So glad to hear the studio is ok, it's something at least. Hope you can sort it all out ok.

Thea said...

Oh Jennie, that's horrible news! I really feel your pain. Good for you for insisting on extra security. Hang in there! x

Megan said...

oh how devastating for you, and for your hubby not being able to be there! very not cool. hope you get all the annoying paper work and organising sorted out quickly so you can go back to enjoying your days off.

Angie said...

Ouch! Sounds like my worst nightmare (especially as I rarely back up). Hope it all gets sorted out soon.

They went through the fridge!!

Heidi said...

Been there a couple of times, IT'S HORIBLLE you feel like everything is damaged.You poor thing I always had my hubby so I can't imagine being alone through such an ordeal.
It's amazing in a few months your going to miss even more goofy little things and you'll think why would they take that! A big hug sent your way.

Steph said...

Your poor, poor love! BASTARDS!! Oh a thief justs makes my blood boil!! Good for you getting it sorted...and to think you had to push to get grills on...who are they kidding!!! Hope your week is on the up now and that the last week will soon be a yucky but distant memory. Indulge in a vino or three in the coming days :)

Emma said...

Yow, that was horrendous... I'm feeling so angry at them myself just reading your words... the thoughtless, mindless, pieces of plankton. I'm glad to hear you weren't in when it happened so you and the family are safe, which is after all, the important bit. Sending a hug.

Brenda said...

Their parents must be so proud to have raised such lovely children......I on the other hand hope they choked on whatever it was they took out of the fridge!

Ruby Star said...

Gosh Posie, not a great welcome home! But it will keep you busy (as if you don't do a good job of that already)! And good for you stamping your foot to get some safety grills installed. I'm off the housing peeps atm, the new thing is to make us wait 28 working days before anything gets done. But they're not so slow to increase the rent as soon as we get a pay rise. Anyhoo, they should be doing what they can to make you feel safe right now. Big hugs to you xox

bee said...

Oh no Jen that is so horrible! What nasty pieces of work they are. Glad you are all safe though. I am a great believer in Karma so just think about the horrid things that are in store for those intruders.... and the lovely karma that will be coming you way soon!

Julie said...

How awful. Hope you get it all sorted soon.

Michelle said...

Oh no. Must be a spate of it in Canberra, you are the second one I have heard of in two days. Hope you get everything sorted soon.

by marie-nicole said...

There is just no sense in it!!! I am so sorry that you had to go through this, it's not on anyone that goes through it.

Stay safe... keep your dog hungry... I hope find solace in your sewing this weekend.
x

JODIE said...

oh no Posie. That is horrible news. Hope you get everything sorted out again pronto. :-(

Lark said...

That's awful Jennie, so sorry to hear it. Hugs xxx

Corrie said...

oh honey, that is just terrible! I bet you feel just awful about being in the house and knowing somewhere was there.

oh you poor things, I totally missed this post yesterday!

big hugs from me and at least they left your fabrics untouched - but the fridge, honestly, the fridge!

Corrie:)

Tania McCartney said...

Thinking of you. Hope the man came to install those window grills. xx

Jodie said...

jennie, thats awful.
How are the kids about it all?

Sindy said...

oh how awful for you, Jennie, particularly after coming back from such a lovely holiday... It does give you an excuse to do some shopping I suppose, looking on the bright side...

Linda said...

so sorry to hear about this Jen, I hope you are all back on track really really soon

Kerry said...

Oh bloody hell Jennie, my heart sank reading that. Having been robbed once I know how you feel. Such a violation. Too trite to say at least you and the kids are ok I know. Mongrels!!

clare's craftroom said...

No that is too horrible !I am so glad you all weren't at home though .

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Totally totally sucks!! Had it happen last year. Horrid feeling having someone in your home. Good on you for getting housing to fork out for screens, I know how hard that is! Hens teeth and all that! Hope you are feeling more normal now xox