Monday, July 21, 2008

A Brief Hiatus

I'll probably be pretty spotty with my blogging for the next week. I'm in Niceville, Florida, at the annual Biblical Horizons conference. My son and I just got into our motel room an hour or so ago.

Saturday evening my wallet was stolen from my car outside of my house. I had heard that kids (?) rifled through cars on the weekend in the neighborhood. The police have warned everyone many times. I try to make sure my car is locked. And I usually park it in the driveway where it is covered by the floodlight. But I must have forgotten to lock it Saturday evening. And I left my wallet inside. Not good. When I opened the car on Sunday morning, all the compartments were open and I knew exactly what had happened. No wallet. Nothing else was missing. Nothing else was touched as far as I can tell. Just the wallet. When I came back from church in the morning Jeffrey and I headed out with a flashlight and a crowbar to check the sewers. Sure enough, we found it in the 4th one we opened. They drove about a block and tossed it. My cash, driver's license, and most of my credit cards were gone, of course. But I did recover two credit cards and all the receipts that I stored in it. What a mess. The officer that took my report told me that they had processed dozens of similar reports from Crestwood and Sunset Hills that morning.

Today's wise advice from Jeff: Lock your car at night and take your wallet inside!

5 comments:

Sam Murrell said...

Hmmm...Jeff, we urbanites, city dwellers, as it were, have long questioned whether you suburban dudes believed in the depravity of man. Welcome to our world where if it ain't nailed down it ain't hangin' 'round. Sam

jennifer h said...

Glad you found it and at least have an idea of where you stand with getting things straightened out.

Have fun in FL!

Jeff Meyers said...

Thanks, Jennifer! Things are mostly settled. All I had to do is cancel my credit cards.

Sam: Yeah, I know. This is nothing compared to what you guys deal with. I hope I didn't come across as whining. I have too much to give thanks for! Or: for which to give thanks! ;-)

Lori Shaffer said...

Profound advice...

Valerie (Kyriosity) said...

You tell 'im, Sam. My mom laughs at me because I lock my car doors at her house in very rural NH. I figure it's not worth the risk of getting out of the habit!