Monday, December 21, 2009

A Terrible Day


After being stuck in the house all weekend after a record blizzard, I decided to work outside today to try to remove the 20 inches of snow from my shrubs. As I worked outside, a burglar made off with my purse including cash, driver's license, all credit cards, checkbook, debit card, etc. etc. After discovering the burglary and calling 911, the police thought the burglar was still in my house, and armed police searched my home while I stood outside in the freezing cold not knowing whether my house had been ransacked or whether my dog was o.k. Izzy and the house are fine, but I am a bit frazzled.

36 comments:

The Glam Lamb said...

Oh my! That is terrible. I hope you are okay. Hang in there!

lady jicky said...

OMG! I am glad they left your Tibbie and house alone but...... what a terrible shock!
Take care.

Fabulously french said...

How awful for you. Thanks heavens that your dog is okay.

It is the last thing that you need this time of the year.

Hope that things improve

Leeann x

Kitty said...

I'm so glad you and Izzy are ok and the burglar didn't get into your dressing room! I am so sorry this happened to you, and I hope you are feeling better. xo kitty

Southern Chateau said...

I'm so sorry this happened to you. Thank goodness you and your dog are fine. The ordeal of straightening out the credit cards, etc., especially at Christmas, is awful. I hope your day today will be a much better one.

Southern Aspirations said...

oh my goodness, I am so sorry! So glad that the rest of the house, your dog, and YOU are OK but certainly not what you need to deal with right now. I think you may be "in the neighborhood"- my girlfriend's sister-in-law (7mos pregnant) was mugged on the steps of her townhouse in DC on Friday- her purse was caught on her arm and the guy dragged her 30 feet (after pushing her and her 2-year old son down the stairs). Unfortunately, this time of year can bring out the worst.

My point in all of this- is I'm so glad you're physically OK!

laurelstreet said...

Oh my word - that must be a terrible feeling! I'm glad you are well!

little augury said...

frazzled indeed! I will say however that photograph sets the tone and mood with great aplomb, frazzled but on point! la

home before dark said...

Beth, I am so sorry this happened. The good news is that you and Izzy are fine. But that sense of violation won't dissipate soon. Scary feeling. Even in our smallish town (under 90,000), here in the middle of Kansas (no where?), the police are urging us to keep our doors locked at all times. What was/is hardest for me is to put the garage door down overtime I come in for a tool or something as I garden. After planting way too many garage door openers (haven't sprouted, yet), I did go keyless. Every time I punch in my number, I always feel a bit of sorrow about the way the world has turned.

My heart goes out to you as you sort through the mess.

Starfish and Sundresses said...

So glad you weren't hurt physically! I hope this is sorted out quickly!

Tara Dillard said...

I never garden without wearing an apron. In it is my cell phone & house key. Along with pruners.

Yes, I look like a dork but at least I'm prepared.

A blessing you & your dog are ok.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Chic Provence said...

Dear Beth, what a travesty, and just before Christmas. I am so sorry this happened to you....and hope you recover quickly. I have experienced this too so my heart goes out to you.

warmest wishes for you, Izzy and your family!

Kit

Chelsea Gwynne said...

That is purely awful!

I am glad you are alright - but having had a purse stolen before - I know it is just the most awful experience.

My Notting Hill said...

Beth - I'm so sorry to hear this - that is so awful. I'm glad you and your dog are alright but I know how much work it is to go through replacing all those things, especially at this time of year. Thinking of you - Michele

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

I was so upset when I heard this had happened! I rushed and told my mom because a similar thing had happened to her. We are so glad you, Izzy and the house are ok and that it didn't put too much of a damper on your holiday!

(IN)DECOROUS TASTE said...

Oh my god, I am so sorry to hear about this. I was burglarized over the summer— it's a horribly violating experience. I'm glad to hear that he didn't get to the house, and that your dog is fine! I hope all is well. Lauren

Style Redux 2 said...

Hallie-Thanks for your support. Things are starting to calm down.

Style Redux 2 said...

Lady Jicky-My main concern was Izzy. She is tired but fine. Thanks for your concern.

Style Redux 2 said...

Leeann-A crazy week, but things are starting to calm down. Thanks and Happy Holidays.

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Kitty-He was in the dressing room, but didn't take anything from there-primarily focused on credit cards and cash. Thanks and Happy Holidays.

Style Redux 2 said...

Southern Aspirations-Trying to function without any plastic has been insane. Got my first replacement today!

Style Redux 2 said...

Southern Chateau-The previious comment was meant for you!

Style Redux 2 said...

Southern Aspirations-I hope everyone is o.k.

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Laurel Street-Thanks so much.

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Little Augury-Thanks-a nerve wracking week.

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Home Before Dark-Thanks so much. My doors were all locked.

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S & S-Thanks so much and Happy Holidays.

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Tara-I had my iPhone and house keys. Didn't help. Would have liked to have pruned him.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kit-Thanks so much. Happy Holidays to you as well.

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Chelsea-Not a fun week. Hope your hoildays are lovely.

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Michele-Very distracting. Enjoy your holidays.

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CC-As they say, don't let the bastards get you down. Have a wonderful holiday you three.

Style Redux 2 said...

Lauren-He did go through the house unfortunately. But it could have been much worse. Thanks and Happy Holidays.

home before dark said...

Good Lord, creepier than it sounded with doors locked. Agree about wanting to prune the bastard. Have I ever mentioned I am pretty deadly (with stones) with a 10 pound sledge hammer? Adding paranoia to the mess, being in your dressing room makes me wonder if he reads blogs.Maybe a cross dressing, thieving, SOB. That breaking and entering (or however) makes my blood boil. I think you have endeared this holy hell with grace. Did note the bar is in the upside down tree room Very Alice in Wonderland!

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-Hope you are having a lovely Christmas. The police have issued a press release with his photo and it has been all over the local news and in The Washington Post.

Dean Farris said...

I love your blog, and I was saddened to hear of this- too bad you couldn't have caught him and done something like mace in the face- we have had two in Naples recently, the economy is driving people to do things that are insane-alarm it up, lock it up, and closed circuit tv it up (not expensive) !