Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sick to my stomach.....

So after a morning from hell, due a little bit to my own stupidity....I am trying to think about eating some food and actually parenting my kids instead of sticking them in front of the TV for the last few hours.....So I suppose I should elaborate a bit...

The morning started like any other.....the girls and I got ready to hit the library......We arrived at 9.45am or so....maybe closer to 10am......We got out of the car and I decided to hide my purse in the car, since I was toting 3 kids and 17 library books.....and knew that I really only needed my library card.....well that was my first mistake......and then I locked the doors to the car, double checking that they were locked by hitting it twice to hear the horn....off into the library we went.....about 30 min later we come back get in and get ready to leave, when I realize my purse was missing.....so I look all over the car and its not where I left it.....no windows broken....I run inside to see if anyone turned in a lost purse....Nope....talk to the security lady (who was outside, supposedly watching the parking lot) and nope she didn't see anything....Ugh...so I go back to the car and take a look at the locks on the door and that is when I saw it.....my driver's side door had been jimmied with a screw driver.....So I borrowed the security lady's phone and we called the police....OK, it took them over and hour to get there.....Seriously, 3 screaming kids by the time they arrived.....and what a let down....wrote a report and went on his way....while waiting for his arrival, I called the bank and of course a charge had just been posted for some stereo shop in SA....I told them that wasn't mine, card was stolen around 10 am central time......so we checked a few other charges....and there was only one more that wasn't mine....but anyway got the card canceled and account canceled....and of course will not be responsible for those charges.....After the police report was filed, I headed home an made all the other calls to all my credit cards, cell phone service (can you believe when my mom called my cell phone the guy had the nerve to answer, it has since been turned off), the credit report people to put a fraud alert on my stuff, and of course the bank again to see if there were any more charges to be disputed.....I feel so violated and pissed at myself at the same time.....It was the one time were I was like, "You know its the library and I am only going in for a few mins, my purse will be fine, the doors are locked, we have an alarm....".....I could scream right now......And get this I still have to pay $10 to get a new drivers license.....are you kidding me......I suppose I have learned my lesson of leaving anything of value in the car......I will miss my beautiful Dooney Bourke Purse and Wallet and my iPod shuffle and my Crazer Cell Phone.......but then again its just stuff.....I am thankful that the girls and I did not come out of the library while the act was in progress.....I can't even think about what could have happened....

So I called the Audio place (yeah I am a super sleuth and found the number) where my card was used and the "Shady" Guy on the phone was like, "Oh man they just left, white suv, expedition maybe, they put in a new stereo and got it installed"....He said he was a big guy maybe of Mexican decent with a woman.....and I was like so he really looked like 'Kaelee Harper?'.....you have got to be kidding me....I am guessing the shady clerk is probably in on it anyway.....considering they have camera's but they are "broken".....Oh and I called the police to forward the info and sure enough my officer has not called me back....Shocker! Even if the guy is telling false info he still saw the people.....they could at least check it out....I mean I know I am not going to get anything back but I would just like someone to catch this bastard.....sorry for the bad language.....I am just upset.....(mostly at myself).....

So word the wise.....nothing is ever safe! Here is to a better day tomorrow....hopefully......Shawn did catch and earlier flight home, so that is good.....I am gonna read the kids a book.....

5 comments:

Erin said...

ahhh man, what a day you have had! don't be upset with yourself kaelee, not even close to being your fault! there are so many crooks out there and that just goes to show they are even at the library in the middle of the day!! what?!
your day will get better - it just has too! so sorry about things! erin

Molly said...

Dude, that sucks SO bad! Definitely don't beat yourself up. There is nothing wrong with being a decent, good, and trusting person. . .I leave my wallet in my car all the time and don't ever think twice. It sounds like the worst is over and hopefully the police will get their act in gear and catch the jerks! Hope your day gets better. . .have a nice glass of wine and maybe convince Shawn to give you a nice massage.

Cookson # 6 said...

Kaelee, things like this just happen. They will get theirs. I have done the same thing. So, from now off I am taking my purse with me. The library, who would have thought people like that hang out there. Anyway to day is another day and things will be fine. One way or the other. Smile, I could be at your house...
Love
Mom

Cat Sergeson said...

Kaylee,

Total bummer, and frustrating and scary - sounds like you handled it extremely well considering.

Remember courage is not the absence of fear, but going ahead anyway because it is the right thing to do.

Karma has a way of catching up and it will with those folks and the stereo guy - I think you were right on when you said thank goodness they were gone when you and the girls came out.

Take care - hug the girls and be safe.

luv, cat

4 Cougs said...

So sorry, Kaelee! I know how you feel and then to have some great stuff ripped off too! Don't the stereos have a VIN number type thing that is then registered to the owner/car that it was installed in?