Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Things are things and that is that.

I woke up this morning to find that my car was broken into. Whoever it was left all four doors wide open, my garbage bag with my trash next to the car, a shoebox on the driveway, etc. My car was completely trashed. They took everything out and moved it around, including my radio, glove compartment, inner consul...
I couldn't believe it. They smashed my left passenger door to get in, and I think the only thing they actually took from my car was my backpack, along with a couple of pay stubs. I've called the credit bureau, my bank, insurance company, work, etc.
This just all really sucks. I feel incredibly violated-- I had notes, pictures, cards, letters... I suppose I shouldn't keep so much in my car, but I like having sentimental things with me at all times.
I'm so very grateful that my house wasn't broken into, and that they didn't steal everything that I did have in my car.
I'm scared about how much this is all going to cost, especially because I had to call into work because of it. I feel violated, because whoever it was has gotten a tiny little window into my life that they had no right to take. I'm rather ashamed that my car was so messy in the first place, and now it's strewn all over the driveway.

Now I'm just waiting. My stomach is in knots, because I keep feeling like someone's out there waiting for me. I know it's stupid, but this has really shaken me up. I've never had to deal with this kind of a thing before.

But I've been thinking. It was my car. It was not my home. That would have been much, much worse. I didn't have Anthony's birthday presents in my car anymore, so at least I have that. My radio wasn't taken, and that's my security blanket. My purse wasn't in the car, so I at least don't have to worry about those things.

Money is paper, and it's not even very pretty paper. It's convenient, but it's not what defines me. Money will always be money, no matter how much I have or do not have. A car is plastic, glass, and metal and other parts that I don't know of, and it can be fixed.

Don't get me wrong-- I'm really angry. I didn't need to spend my money on this, and it's really screwed up my week.

BUT, I wasn't hurt, no one I care about was hurt, and everything will be fine.

Maybe whoever it was needed money more than I do. Maybe they have horrible coping skills and needed to take it out on my car. Who knows, but I'll never be them. I think I'll take pride in that.


Live Joyful said...

I've had this happen, and you're right it does make you feel very violated. When my car got broken into, they smashed this little triangular window. The repair shop said it would have been cheaper had they smashed the windshield -- ridiculous.

Praying for you friend. I'm so sorry this happened. Praying the finances will not be too much for you to handle and that you are able to move past this. :)

Amylou said...

I'm so sorry Liz. I've never had that happen either. I hope everything is easily sorted out. So sorry!

Lillian said...

I don't think people understand what a violation something like that is. I am so sorry this happened. I can sympathize with the feeling of someone out there waiting for you. You had a sense of safety, and that sense has been smashed along with your car door.

I am thankful you weren't hurt, I am so sad that they rifled through your personal things. It was none of their business and they violated that boundary.

I am praying that the Lord restores to you a sense of peace and safety, and restores the things that were taken. I am also praying for your personal and fiscal safety!!

Indy Grrrl said...

I'm sorry to hear this. It is a serious violation. I'm glad you're okay. My car was vandalized once, and I still haven't gotten over that feeling.

amyschmamey said...

some people suck. entirely. And there is no helping them. They break into cars, or beat up kids for their lunch money.

Janette said...

That's sooo scary Liz! Glad you are okay..and so glad that it wasn't your home! Just be extra safe and always be aware of your surroundings...

Janette, the Jongleur

Pink Hibiscus said...

Awh pet, that's awful! I don't drive/have a car so I can't really even begin to understand what that feels like, but it sounds awful. My dad had his taxi's tyres slashed and the whole car was spraypainted by competitors, but this is a lot worse then that. Going through someone's possessions is such a violation, I hope you're ok


♥ Nadine ♥ said...

Boy, I'm so sorry to hear that! This really sucks - things no one needs in life. :(
I really get, what you are talking about. On the one hand your thankful that no ones hurt and yes, it's only material things. On the other hand, it's expensive and you have to waste time and energy to get it all fixed again!!
Ah, and you never know what people do for money. There are loads of punks out there who would do anything for 20 bugs... sad world!!

Feel extra hugged. XOXO.

Ason said...

aw, sorry this happened to you! similar thing happened to me a few years ago - everything was strewn around my car in disarray, but they took nothing. so odd. and definitely violating!

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

That always makes me angry when I hear things like this happen to people. So sorry it happen to you.

But it is good that you can know that you will never be like them.

Cheyloe said...

That sucks! I'm so sorry that happened to you! I'm glad you're safe though. You sound way more positive than I'd be.