Saturday, July 17, 2010

When Life Gives you Lemons

Well. I'm not sure where to start with this one. Yesterday was a fun day in our house. I started off early, with Jimmy leaving to go to work and realizing that is car was not parked where it should be.

Yep, someone STOLE his car. Right out of the parking space it was in right by our house. Our house in Wood Ranch with a security guard that patrols around all night. We haven't even had the car for 1 year yet! It still feels like a bad dream, that I keep expecting to wake up from.

All we can really do is laugh at this point ( it's either that or sob uncontrollably...). Jimmy took my car to work, and I called the police and filed a police report as well as called our insurance company. No word from the Police. I'm thinking that car is either in Mexico, or lying somewhere stripped of everything.

Either way not good for us. We are waiting for the Insurance company to come up with an offer for us, which we will then have to give to the dealership to pay off the loan. No, we don't have gap insurance (really, why would we ever think we would need that?), so that means we will be paying the gap. However large or small it may be. As well as the $500 deductible. Did I mention we have a newborn barracuda baby, sucking us dry? Yeah. Good thing I go back to work soon!

Despite the fact that I've been on this Earth 26 years, and consider myself pretty well rounded with most things I'll never ever understand how someone could do this. It's hard for me to imagine that people do this type of thing and think it's ok. It really boggles my mind. I guess I'm one of those few who still operate under the assumption that everyone is generally good, just a few people have some problem areas. I guess this person's is grand theft auto?

Jimmy now needs a new car. He really did love his old one, but maybe we can use this as an opportunity to get him an even better one, for a better price. And we do have a pretty funny story to tell (I'm thinking it will be funny a bit down the road. Right now it just kind of sucks).

We've definitely learned a valuable lesson though. It doesn't matter where you live, or how safe you think you are. When Brynlee and I go on walks I leave my front door unlocked all the time! Won't be doing that anymore. There have been nights were we've left our garage door open all night ( with access to our entire house). Yikes. I guess it could be a lot worse when you think about it like that.

I'm sure there will be several more posts as the saga of the car unfurls, I'll keep you all posted!

RIP Black Beauty, you will be missed
2007-July 16, 2010

3 comments:

Heather and Spencer said...

All I can say is that sucks so bad! If you need rides or anything until this all gets worked out and you get 2 cars again, let me know!

Audrey Spence said...

Man that sucks. Maybe it'll turn up like my dad's truck did in Sylmar with crappy tires switched out for the ones we had, stripped of my dads tools, no shell and carpet kit and a missing battery. People are so stupid. I don't understand why people can't just get things through hard work. Thats so frustrating. Oh and you should check out this wic site:http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/wicworks/Documents/WIC-IncomeGuidelines-WIC.pdf
Not sure if you qualify. But its helped us out a ton and if you're not breastfeeding they help with formula. It's a lifesaver. Otherwise I'd check online for free samples and sometimes you can get extra cans that way.

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