Stealing what you might ask? Well, stealing my AV hardware and software, that’s what. Not only have I had my basement flood this year leaving me with my home theater basement trashed, but now I actually had someone come into my home and steal my PS3 console, 4 controllers (silver import rumble units), several games, a DVI gear HDMI cable, my kid’s DS units, and my wife’s purse!
Yes, that’s right, while were sleeping in the rooms above, this crime was perpetrated upon me and my family. Now, of course, I feel the loss of my game consoles, but taking the purse? Come ON!! Our whole identity is in that thing. Credit cards, account numbers, medical information, the whole works? Yes, I won’t be watching any Blu-ray movies any time soon, as I still haven’t fixed my basement room from my last disaster. Of course, it’ll be even harder now! Guess what, the thief was so picky, they didn’t steal the Nintendo WII just below it or the games or controller for that system. They certainly didn’t take the HD-DVD player. And my Denon receiver is still sitting happily in it’s place. Ok, so they left most of the cool stuff… But I am losing fast here, people! Flood = No theater, Stealing = No PS3 and possibly no identity/credit ever in the future!! Man, I don’t think my insurance company is going to be happy. It’s probably just enough stuff to not meet my deductible anyway… Of course, now I have to change all the locks on my house and one of my cars. Darn electronic Car Keys! *sigh*
So, I should sell off all my electronics, keep some light bulbs around and maybe pick up reading as a hobby. You have to steal a lot of books to equal the loss I had in one night. Anyone want the remains of a once very cool home theater system? Heck, I’ll even sell you the house! Yep, Ames, Iowa is a pretty nice place to live. Low crime and very dry this time of year, too! 🙂
On the good side of things, the person who invaded my home left my family alone. We aren’t bleeding to death or raped or anything like that. We are all healthy and ready for the next disaster. Don’t these things come in threes? Or was that sevens? Anyway… Alive, undamaged, frustrated, perhaps a bit angry… But yeah, stealing sucks…