Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The August project 2012: August 15, 2012

So yesterday wasn't great. I left the house to take Bear to the dentist, only to discover that my car, with my purse inside, had been stolen from our driveway.

Despite getting my purse back again, I really couldn't find much to be happy about. The car wasn't insured for replacement, and there's no chance of getting a new car in the near (or mid-distant) future. I'd canceled all my credit/debit cards, and though I have them back and no one tried to access them, it still means I have no access to my money until the new cards come in the mail. I {heart} Rhody is about to become "I {heart} all the parts of Rhody on the bus routes."

I was actually starting to reconcile myself to not having private transportation (which I know is a luxury in most of the world), when I realized this morning that my camera was also in the car. I keep it there so it's always handy. Even if we find the car, the chances of getting the camera, GPS and RI Pass are very slim. I probably shouldn't be surprised about how much of my day-to-day life focused on that car.

So my focus for the next few days is familiarizing myself with bus routes to get Bear to the dentist, and me to work, and so forth.

My happiness for the day? I'd accidentally left my Kindle and cell phone in the house. So I still had those.


  1. Oh, this is awful! I had my purse ripped off my arm decades ago, and I still remember everything about the unfortunate incident. It's why I always keep an extra pair of glasses in my bathroom and my house keys in my pocket, because when I lost my bag what I missed most were my glasses and my keys. I'm curious -- how did you get your purse back? And it's just as well you cancelled all those cards. Identity theft is so insidious, and taking that wise step may have saved you a lot of (further) grief. I'm so sorry this happened to you. Hang in there!

    1. Thanks Gal! My purse ended up dumped out behind some bushes in our front yard. My landlord noticed it when he was getting the mail. They must have been after the keys because they left everything else behind.

  2. Holy moly! I am so sorry to hear about this. I hope everything works out for you.