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!