Friday, January 14, 2011

And then we were robbed

As I've already mentioned 2010 was not the best year for us. Let's recap shall we, mother's cancer, miscarriage, joblessness, depression, joblessness, and THEN WE WERE ROBBED.

We came home from our visit up north for Christmas to find that our house had been broken into and someone had removed pretty much every electronic device from our house, and seeing that my husband is a pretty big tech nerd, that was A LOT of stuff. Thankfully we have renters insurance.

Of course there are a lot of feelings surrounding something like this. Who did this to us?
Why? Oh did I mention they came in though my BEDROOM window. Some creepy dude was in the room, where I sleep. Yuck! Will I ever feel safe again? I am still working through a lot of these feelings, but am getting better day by day.

We are doing much better. Honestly friends we are recovering rather quickly. We reminded each other several times over that first week that it was just stuff, and we were both fine, as were our dogs.... oh the dogs.... I get back to that.

Part of the scariness is that we don't think it was totally random. We don't think we knew the people, but we suspect it was someone one was familiar enough with our routine to recognize the dogs were gone, and that even though our car was in the driveway we were not around. It also makes me scared to replace things. Who's to say the same people won't be back in a month to clean us out again.

Friends my advice to you is thus. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE RENTERS INSURANCE. We would be in such a different place with out it.


Jake Good said...

So as the tech nerd husband, I have to chime in with advise.

Make sure to work with your insurance company to detail your inventory of stuff. Keep receipts for big items, keep boxes, take pictures with you and your things. I know this sounds strange or too much hassle. But in the end, proving you actually own the item makes all the difference in the eyes of the claim investigator.

Also, it helps catch criminals if you have serial numbers. Pawn shops keep track of serial numbers (at least they are supposed to) and driver's licenses of people who pawn large items. The police have access to this data and can scan.

Just some thoughts.

Andie said...

oh you guys~! I'm so sorry!
Jake-- good advice.

Pamela said...

I'm really sorry that happened to you guys. I sincerely hope 2011 is better.

FunnyGal KAT said...

That's terrible! And scary. Thank goodness you have renter's insurance. When I rented, it was an added expense on my meager salary, but well worth it just in case something happened. Good luck with the claim.

tigerlily-blue said...

Oh my gosh. I am so sorry that this happened to you! But, as you say, it's only stuff. I've carried renters insurance ever since a friend's apartment complex burned down, and she was the only one who had renters insurance. It's so cheap, and essential for these situations.

Ugh - I'm sorry! 2011 will be better :-)

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