The police arrive in no time at all. Took all the info, tell us it was probably a crime of opportunity. Some dude walking around with a flash light checking in windows to see what he could smash and grab. The funny, not so funny thing, about this is we've been really careful not to leave anything on the table because we knew it was easy pickings. But we were both tired and just didn't bother moving them. I had even forgot one day last week, and came home from where I was to move them. It is possible that the person had been casing the place for some time, we don't close our blinds and sit at the table most of the time since we'd only been heating the kitchen to conserve money. Using a wool blanket as a curtain. Which I'm assuming is why the robber probably didn't realize just how small the house was when he flashed his light in the window. I can lay in bed and see the window in question if the bedroom door is open.
|the rock from my front garden thrown through window|
The good news is I have home owners insurance and the insurance adjuster will be out Tuesday morning to access the damage. Loss of two computers. Mine was fairly cheap around $500 but F.'s was $1850, and he had upgraded it a couple of times. My table was chipped, chair cut and scratched up and my marmolium floor dented by the rock. Oh, and of course the window and screen.
The bad news is my deductible is $1000, and my policy will go up 50% (another $275 the first year) at renewal for the first year and slowly go back down over the next 5. That's $1000 more then I/we really have right now. As you know if you've been reading this blog, I'm unemployed and my house payment is already kicking my fat arse.
I've thought about a fundraiser of sorts, a meatball and beer party with a donation jar or promoting my paypal link and changing if from tea and art supply fund to deducible fund. But I feel really strange asking for financial help. I feel like I should just keep quiet and put it all on my credit card and go about my business. But I promised my self I wasn't going to go into crazy credit card debt during my unemployment. So what would be optimal is if 10 people signed up for my 6 month subscription of my Print of the Month at my etsy store. Then I could pay the deducible and not feel bad about asking for money, since they'd be getting some awesome, reasonably priced art in exchange. Maybe I should do all three! :)
|glass every where!!!|
|Screen, power cords and more glass!|
I've rambled on long enough. I did arrange a temporary computer until I figure out how much the insurance company will actually give us to replace the computers. I'm thankful to be able to communicate fully again with my online friends and continue to run and promote my etsy store. I'm looking forward to making some art this week!
Oh, and the reason F. was screaming and grabbing me? He thought the house was under gun fire and I had been shot. So things could have been worse!
Peace and safety to you!