Friday, December 24, 2010

We had a SCROOGE Christmas Eve

Someone decided to do their Christmas shopping in my son's car. :(

Gone is his briefcase, with the Leatherman we bought him 10 years ago for Christmas and which he liked so much he named it, and carried it all the time. Also in the briefcase were his school materials from Drexel, including the engineering calculator that will cost a bundle to replace. Plus they don't make that particular briefcase/messenger bag design anymore. 

Gone are several rare comic books with author's signatures- totally irreplaceable!

Gone are two Vera Bradley bags, still in the boxes. Gone are presents he had bought for other people to give when he was at stores they didn't have time to get to. Gone is his GPS and car radio. Gone is his gym bag.

Also gone is the car window they smashed- and no place is open to fix it until Monday. So the first expense was to buy a car cover in case the snow actually shows up.

Everything except the radio was in the trunk so it wasn't like the stuff was sitting on the seat asking to be taken. He usually brings most of the stuff into the house every night, but he was staying over at a friend's house so he didn't bring them in.

Although the total loss is quite large, the car insurance covers some things and the homeowner's others, and both have deductibles that make two claims not viable- so he/we are out the whole expense.

I am SOOOOO NOT in a Christmas mood now. :(


BSOTF said...

I understand the reason you aren't in the holiday mood. Yes, that stuff will cost you money to replace. However there is something you can be thrilled over this situation. They left you, your son. I don't mean that in a bad way at all. However Christmas is about Jesus & how blessed we are with what we & friends. So I'd say you have the best gift of all yet in this get to spend it with your son & that's priceless.
Now others were going to get those gifts. That is true. But I'm sure they too will agree they are happily thrilled to get to spend time with your family on the holiday.
I don't know why things like this has to happen to good people. I'm sorry that it did to you. But I'm very thrilled that you get to spend time with your family!! So smile & remember you are very blessed in many ways. Merry Christmas, you can yell at me if you want for saying this. At least I will know that the grinch didn't take your ablity to feel & share your feelings. But I mean this in a good way. Finding a positive to a situation that was done to be evil, greedy & ruin someone's holiday for no reason. I want you to spend it enjoying the holiday so they can't ruin it because you refuse to allow who done that crime, to take this holiday away from you! I hope you don't get mad at me for this view. Doc, you need to be happy!!! You & your family are good people! So from mine to your's Merry Christmas!

Denise said...

I am so sorry...hopefully you can find the strength to find the good in MOST people and enjoy your holiday season.
I will be thinking of you...

Bonnie said...

I don't know what to say other than ... I am so very sorry this happened!

Kate said...

So sorry to hear of your sons misfortune. Some people just don't get it. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Have a safe, healthy and happier holiday.

Suzanne said...

So sorry to hear of this. It's too bad things like this happen over the holiday's but alas they do. I hope that despite a rather rotten Christmas Eve you were able to enjoy a Christmas Day with your family in remembering the birthday of a tiny babe. Presents can eventually be replaced. The love of family is priceless and irreplaceable!