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About Thievery...

Updated on September 20, 2009

Keys in the Wrong Hands...


About Thievery


Yesterday I made a decision to write “30 Hubs in 30 Days” and announced it to the hub page world.  Happy with my decision, excited at the prospect of a challenge that would encourage my writing, I hopped on my bike and cycled away to take care of lifes' other little challenges:  banking, groceries, returning DVDs and going to the gym.  Upon my return, sweaty and full of endorphins, or as one of my sisters put it “happy and full of endolphins swimming around”, I jumped into the shower and sudsed up.  Happy, clean, and energized….the perfect time to write.  I walk into my kitchen, and both of my computers are gone.  My stomach falls to the floor, or at least plummets into its’ visceral portage.  No laptop, no desktop..Gone, gone, and gone.  And yet, I locked my door when I left and I unlocked it upon my return.  Nothing else missing, nothing dishevled (well, more than usual), no missing jewelry (ok, this is a bit farcical as I don’t have any).  Who the hell has been in my house?


I call the police, they respond faster than I expected, and actually send someone to dust for prints.  Alas, no one broke in is the news.  Someone used a key.  For me this is the most disturbing news possible.  I am left to not know.  To question, to wonder.  Who do I trust?  There are few people in my life who have keys to my place.  I trusted all of them.  Cut off half my hand, give me a few digits, and you know who was in my life.  I have had a roommate in my past, there have been electricians, realtors, plumbers.  Do we distrust these licensed and bonded folk?


So , it is with a heavy heart, and an unsolved crime upon my mind, that I begin this challenge.


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      7 years ago

      I believe in Karma, we live in a full circle, and the guilty party who you trusted will now have the dark cloud to live in, and you are incredible for your upbeat outlook. Everything happens for a reason. Still I hope they get the culprit.

    • carolina muscle profile image

      carolina muscle 

      9 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      grrr.... what probably makes you the maddest is that it was somebody you know. that sucks. But it makes a great hub!

    • J Burgraff profile imageAUTHOR

      J Burgraff 

      9 years ago

      I did change my locks, thank you. The police suspect that it was a former roommate as, unbeknownst to me, she was a suspect in some prior robberies when she was living with me. Anyhoo, I finally got another computer that I put together from a variety of sources for a total of $95.00. Not bad. Looking forward to your bike theft ring story.

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      Coach Albert 

      9 years ago from San Francisco

      That's a really chilling story. I hope they caught the crook(s). I am preparing to write a hub about the bike theft ring that seems to be having a consequence- free heyday in SF. I hope you changed your locks and took steps to protect your ID.

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      9 years ago from Stafford,Texas

      I was really sorry to hear about your uninvited house guest,I hope that they locate your things for you,I know it can be hard,But try not to let one idiot's negative behavior cause you have a negative outlook on everyone else,try and stay focused on the good things in your life,and I am not talking about material things.There was a Band in the 70's called "Wet Willie",they had a song called "Keep On Smilin",please find that song and listen to it,I promise you will feel better.BretC.

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      9 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      How disturbing, but tell me, did you run out and buy another as soon as you towelled off to write this article?

      Seriously, there is nothing worse than the sense of violation that comes from knowing some stranger has been in your house and pawed at your things.

      Hope your insurance company is kind and co-operative and good luck.

    • Bill McKinney profile image

      Bill McKinney 

      9 years ago from Eastlake, Ohio 44095

      So sorry to hear that.

      I hope that they find the people/person responsible.

      I assume that you have had all of your locks changed by now.

      That is such a terrible thing to have to go through.

      How you managed to write anything at all is beyond me.

      Best of luck in finding out who dun' it and in your writing 30 hubs in 30 days, if you still plan to do it.



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