Yup - we had been burglarized.
I'm still reeling a bit, and noticing that I'm going through various stages of loss & grief - yesterday I finally felt the anger that made me wish I could kick the friggin' dweeb in the balls....HARD!
|Bear with me - the silly cartoons actually make me grin,|
and I can use all the grins I get right now! :D
So.....The grand plans I had of sewing, reading, and blogging during the evenings this week have been mostly taken up by sleepless nights re-doing all of my passwords, researching a replacement computer, dealing with software & old peripheries that don't work with the new system, denial, anger, browsing craigslist and eBay in the ridiculously unlikely hope that I'll see one of her rings, or my computer....uh huh.
Sorry for dumping on blogland, but I realized that I just need to unload publicly as part of the process of release. I usually move through trauma pretty quickly; actually, this has only been 3 days, so I guess I can cut myself a break, but it still hurts, and the hours that are being eaten up by realizing that I need to replace my printer (a perfectly nice printer that worked just fine with my older computer - which, btw, was also working just fine!) because it's not compatible with the slightly newer computer (rolleyes), set up a whole new email system, figure out how to transfer data from the 10-year old dinosaur backup computer, hours with online support "experts" some of who, as it turns out, know less than I do....etc, etc.....well... I'm just allowing myself to bitch and dump for a bit here. Getting ripped off sucks.
I will move through this.
Oh, one bit of good news is that I will likely get an insurance settlement that covers only a pittance of the jewelry loss, but it's enough $ to replace the computer! Insurance companies do come through sometimes (assuming they actually will, of course).
And of course, it's only "stuff", and it really could have been much, much worse. :) I did lose a lot of pictures that hadn't been backed up - I'm thankful for my blog in that sense, because of the shots that are saved in Picasa - yay to web picture programs! And hey, all that clutter-clearing of excessive files stored on the computer? Taken care of by the universe, thank you ;-)
I feel better already. Thanks for being there, dear readers... :)