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Claire
29th March 2007, 08:09 PM
they smashed a window in the kitchen with an axe and took our TV's, laptop, IPod, jewellery and Darren's company car so we are not really on line at the moment.... thank god the dogs are fine... had alarm fitted today, we should have done it last year when they tried it last year in March. Getting worried as start new job tomorrow.

Gingers Mommy
29th March 2007, 08:12 PM
So sorry to hear that claire. glad you, dh & the dogs are alright. hope you have insurance and that it all works out.

Lani
29th March 2007, 08:13 PM
Oh, Claire! How horrible to have your home violated like that. Glad everyone is okay. :flwr:

Lucky also sends you some kisses to cheer you up. :)

Claire
29th March 2007, 08:14 PM
It's a shame.. all my 18th, 21st, engagement and wedding jewellery, Darrens watches, my charm bracelet... I really blame myself as I never put it up in the loft and left it all in the wardrobe... :(

Crittercall
29th March 2007, 08:16 PM
That's frightening. I'm glad that no one was hurt, but I can imagine the feeling of violation over having your possessions taken.

We have such a high crime rate in Orlando that I hate to stay here by myself when Bubba goes out of town. I'm a big ol' chicken!

Hope things get settled back in soon. I'm really sorry that this happened to you.

Mom_of_2_Cavies
29th March 2007, 08:26 PM
Oh, I'm so sorry. It's a devastating feeling of violation to have that happen, and the loss of sentimental valuables is the worst. Everything else can be replaced.

My first thought was about the dogs--thank God they're OK. Where were they when this happened?

I'm glad you've now got an alarm. I hope that you have some kind of stickers to put on the windows so that thieves will be discouraged in the future.

arasara
29th March 2007, 08:31 PM
Oh Claire ***HUGZ*** I am so sorry to hear that. :(

Did you notify the police and the pawn shops around the area? Someone brok einto my aun'ts house a few years ago and they were able to get most of their stuff back because the breaker-inners ( icon_nwunsure ) tried to sell it after the fact. They ended up getting caught that way :w**h**:

Looking ont he bright side at least none of you were hurt and your dogs are safe and sound. :flwr: *HUGZ* again .. :flwr: :flwr:

Lynn
29th March 2007, 08:33 PM
Very sorry to hear of such sad news! :( I am so happy to know that the dogs are all safe. :) You are in my thoughts...

WoodHaven
29th March 2007, 08:39 PM
We've had an alarm on the house for 23 years. My husbands family home was broken into once and it left a very lasting impression on him. You get used to it.. As most things pro active, it won't keep a "pro" out but it will discourage anyone else.

So sorry about all your personal things being stolen. Thank goodness no one was hurt.

gramercy girl
29th March 2007, 08:42 PM
oh gosh, that's terrible. i'm sorry. i hope they find these criminals! i'm glad your dogs are okay... good luck w/ everything, including the new job tomorrow.

matties mum
29th March 2007, 09:05 PM
I am so sorry but at least you are OK and the dogs did not get hurt hope your new job works out alright ----Aileen and the gang (Jazzie----Barney---Sam)

Yvonne117
29th March 2007, 09:37 PM
It makes my blood boil that thieves think they can come into someones elses home and just take the things people have worked hard for who the hell do they think they are!!!!

My thoughts are with you it is not a nice feeling knowing someone has invaded your home I know how i felt when it happened to us.

Thank god they never got your dogs.

BELLE'S MUMMY
29th March 2007, 09:42 PM
So Sorry!!
Glad you your family & dogs are ok, big hugs :hug:

xx

Alison_Leighfield
29th March 2007, 10:07 PM
Claire, :flwr: :flwr: :flwr:

I'm so sorry to read this awful news, but relieved that you are all well yourselves and that the girls and you and hubby are un-harmed. Thats the most important thing here.
You have both had a huge shock and it will take time to get the confidence back about leaving the house again. Thank goodness you now have the alarm fitted.
Everything will be fine with the job, thinking of you tomorrow, Good luck!

Alison. :hug:

Jen
29th March 2007, 10:18 PM
This makes me so angry!! :x

I'm so glad the dogs were ok, poor things, imagine what they were thinking. :(

natalieandmike
29th March 2007, 10:27 PM
So glad to hear that you all are okay, though. Scary and I'm sure you're angry....quite a few communities around here with some break-ins this past year; very saddened by the news :flwr: Like you say, though, they really have some nerve taking things they never worked for and especially things with great sentimental value. Glad you are all OK. -natalie

enchantingdragon
29th March 2007, 10:45 PM
Im so glad you and the dogs are ok!!!

Karlin
29th March 2007, 11:39 PM
That is such a horrible experience -- so upsetting to lose things you value and to have your home violated. The most important thing is you all are safe. :flwr:

Cathy T
29th March 2007, 11:55 PM
That just stinks Claire!! This kind of crime just really irks me. I've had cars stolen twice and just got so angry. Thank goodness you both and the doggies are okay. Really makes me think about getting a security system. Hmmmm...gonna give that one some good thought.

Linda
30th March 2007, 12:03 AM
Oh Dear Lord Claire

I am glad nobody got hurt, I am sure you are pretty shaken though it is upsetting.

Try not to worry, thinking of you at your new job tommorow. :hug:

Have good day, you waited so long for this job. :flwr: :flwr: :flwr:

I remember my sister-in-laws house getting broke into and my mother in law was home but she had a stroke and was paralyzed. Somebody who obviously knew this, they took all the gold.

It should of been in the bank.

Julie S
30th March 2007, 12:10 AM
OMG! That is so scary! Sooo glad you guys are all OK.

Remali
30th March 2007, 01:01 AM
Oh my gosh, that is just horrible, and then to start a new job on top of it all. I am so relieved that your dogs are OK tho, that is my biggest worry, that someone would harm, or take, my pets. Makes me so nervous when I'm not home. I hope the police can find out who did it and perhaps recover your belongings for you. A friend of mine had his home broken into, and it took a while, but they caught the people and got back a few of his items.

coconut
30th March 2007, 08:57 AM
so glad that ye are safe!!! it is just terrible how people can do things like this!

casshon
30th March 2007, 09:40 AM
I'm so sorry this has happened Claire. It's a horrible feeling to know someone else was in your home. Hopefully you will feel safer once your alarm goes in.

I'm glad no one was hurt and I hope your new job is going well for you today :flwr:

Barbara Nixon
30th March 2007, 10:24 AM
We now have an aweful culture where those who don't have (in many cases because they can't be bothered to work) decide that others won't have either.

We haven't had a break in (some lads tried the garage , to get David's motorbikes, but only managed to break off the door handle ), but my last car was deliberately bashed in at the back, the windows smashed and the panels badly dented (David heard and caught them, but they didn't care and carried on). I felt that that car was soiled and didn't want to drive it again. It's the invasion of your private space, this to include possessions , that hurts. It's like a physical assault.

Caraline
30th March 2007, 10:34 AM
That is terrible and I am sorry to hear it happened. The world can do without low-lifes like that & I hope they get what they deserve... which if I was the Divine Intervener would be pretty harsh. :x

merlinsmum
30th March 2007, 12:40 PM
Claire,

Big hugs to all, be thanksful that you are all well and have not been harmed. You still have your memories, they can never be stolen :flwr:

Scouty girl
30th March 2007, 02:41 PM
I'm so sorry this happened. I can only imagine how angry you are. My car was stolen right from my front yard while i was sleeping in the house!!!
I was so mad I wanted the S.O.B's castrated. You work hard for things and what gives some else the right to touch them. Plus sentimental value.

Sara made an excellent comment about checking with the local pawn shop. My brother's brother-in-law is a drug addict criminal and he stole CD's , jewely and hummel figures from them and they found them at the local pawn shop.

Good Luck. I'm glad everyone is safe.

Natalie
30th March 2007, 04:24 PM
that's terrible hopefully you might be able to find your belonging have you thought about checking e bay or local markets as well as the pawn shops to find your belonging. How did your first day in your new job go? Hugs from me and lady.

Maxxs_Mummy
30th March 2007, 05:13 PM
:hug: Claire :hug: I know it's not much consolation but at least you and hubby are OK and they didn't touch or take the most precious furbabies.

Hope they catch whoever is responsible and that your nerves are OK :hug:

Cathy Moon
30th March 2007, 05:32 PM
Claire, so sorry this has happened to you. :hug: So glad your boys are fine and unharmed, though!

PLEASE WATCH EBAY FOR YOUR ITEMS - I recently read that stolen articles are sometimes recovered when someone tries to sell them on eBay.

If you need help watching eBay (since your laptop was stolen) please PM me.

KimNIndy
30th March 2007, 09:56 PM
oh claire i'm sorry that's horrible and very very scary! thank god you are all okay :hug:

i hope you can recover some of your items. i've been very lucky never to have been broken into, but i can imagine it's infuriating and frightening at the same time.
:(

k