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  •  I'm so glad it (2+ / 0-)
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    vigilant meerkat, Ellicatt

    resonated with you too, vm.  I thought it might, which is why I wanted to share it with you.  Like minds . . .  :0)

    {{{{vm}}}}.

    "Ancora Imparo." ("I am still learning.") - Michelangelo, Age 87

    by Dreaming of Better Days on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 10:54:22 AM PST

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    •  We are sitting here in sadness and shock (2+ / 0-)

      Our little old car was stolen right off the street (it was parked directly across from our place). I earlier had looked out the window wondering if the two cars that were parked bumper to bumper front and back of ours would move by Friday morning (street sweeping) so we could move ours.

      Whisked away in broad daylight sometime between 7:00 am and 11:00 am.  Brazen.  It wasn't worth much, but had great sentimental value, plus it was a great little "around town" car.  A 1986 Honda CRX.  Of course, we had no insurance on it other than liability, so we won't get any money back for it.

      But that's really not the point.  We are bereft.  It has been with us for 23 years (we bought it new, for about $8,000, I believe), while we were living in West L.A.  It had less than 90,000 miles on it.  We do have a newer, bigger and better car, but it's not the same.

      I'm trying to let it go, hoping it will turn up some place and we will recover it.  But I know that isn't true.  Someone wanted it for the parts.  The last time we had to have a window replaced, we were told that it was the last window of that type available.  

      The worst part is the genie to our garage was in the car and now someone has access to the garage where our newer car is parked.  The HOA president is having all the genies rekeyed, but it won't get done until Friday.  Someone else in our building had their new Mercedes stolen from the building's garage sometime during the past week.

      Times are tough, and the crime rate is only going to go up.  Be glad you'll be in a less urban setting for awhile.  

      Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse. ~ Lily Tomlin

      by vigilant meerkat on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 12:31:41 PM PST

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      •  Oh vm. (2+ / 0-)
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        vigilant meerkat, Ellicatt

        I'm so truly sorry.  This, in addition to all you and walter have been through . . .  I haven't got the words.  I'm just heartily sorry.  This is so unfair.

        Please know that I'm keeping you both close in thought and sending positive energy and blessings your way.  Hopefully, and I stress hopefully, you'll get the car back undamaged and as untouched as possible, with the genie undamaged (and hopefully unnoticed by the offenders).

        Sheesh.  So unfair.  I'm so sorry, dear heart.  Please know this.  walter too.

        "Ancora Imparo." ("I am still learning.") - Michelangelo, Age 87

        by Dreaming of Better Days on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 01:21:15 PM PST

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        •  Thanks DoBD (2+ / 0-)

          Out of a surfeit of caution, walter has removed our good car from our garage and is parking it in the garage he uses downtown, where it will stay until we have a new genie code (Friday, we hope).  It's hard to know whether our building has been targeted, but we really would be kicking ourselves if the car was stolen in the next couple of nights.

          Hope your day is going well and that your resolve is strong.  I'm thinking about you and sending you much positive energy and strenghth.  Take care of yourself.

          Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse. ~ Lily Tomlin

          by vigilant meerkat on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 02:44:12 PM PST

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