So now that I’ve had a little bit of time to process what happened to us last weekend, I can write about it. Last weekend, while we were in Sacramento, my car was broken into and so much was stolen. We took my son and his best friend to their very first concert last Saturday and on Sunday while checking out of our hotel, apparently someone was watching me load my car because they waited until I loaded my last load which was all of my important items like my purse and my laptop and my iPad and my craft bag. I loaded the last of our luggage into my car, went back into our room one last time to check if I had missed anything and when I walked back out to my car, two of my windows had been busted in.
I had told my hubby to take the kids to the pool and I’d load the car. Boy, am I regretting that now… I wasn’t quite ready yet and they were chomping at the bit to go swimming so I said I’d finish getting ready, load the car and then I’d meet them at the pool.
I don’t even care about the laptop or the iPad or my purse. Most of it is replaceable. But they took my external hard drive. Every single video I’ve ever recorded, thousands of pictures of Jayden and his friends, holidays, birthdays, field trips, all of them are gone… why did I have such a valuable item with me, you ask? Well because all of my card making videos are on that same hard drive. I figured I would bring my laptop and my ext. HD and maybe get a video edited early in the morning while I waited for everyone else to get up. I usually get up around 5 a.m. so I figured I had a couple hours to get some work done.
They took so much more than that, which is amazing considering the little amount of time they had, but the external hard drive is all I really care about. I’m pretty bummed about my craft bag too since they don’t make it anymore. All of my brand new Purple Onion Designs stamps were in that bag. My day planner, the only day planner I actually liked!! They got my brand new Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils as well as my Prisma pencils.
Usually, I’m always in my car or at least someone is, when I have important items like that in my car, but it was the middle of the day, I was literally only gone maybe 5 minutes, never in a million years would I have ever thought this could happen. I thought the Doubletree by Hilton was a pretty decent hotel. I guess I was wrong. I had actually backed my rig up to the door so it would be less of a haul for me since I was packing out 4 people’s luggage AND I was directly below a security camera. There were gates all around the hotel, but most of them just stayed opened so they were kind of pointless. The hotel was NOT very accommodating at all. They wouldn’t even view the security footage without a subpoena. They wouldn’t even let the cops view the footage without a subpoena. I don’t understand that one…. We think it may have been someone that works there. Not to mention, it took them well over 20 minutes to even send someone back to where we were!!! And the first words they uttered to me was that they are not responsible for lost or stolen items in the parking lot… Really??!!?
Anyway, this week has been fun. I can’t even rent a car because I have no license. My license was in my purse. I don’t have any credit cards, the only card I had in my wallet was my bank card. So it’s back to writing checks for me!! At least until my new bank card comes. They did try using my bank card. Twice at Target. Once for $800 and again for $400. I guess the jokes on them because there wasn’t $400 in that account.
All of my medications were stolen, yet my insurance won’t cover the cost to replace them, so there’s even more money we’re out. Tell me how this makes any sense…. WE get robbed, yet we’re the ones that are out $1,500 in deductible fees… What the wha???
They got my husband’s duffle bag, they stole my son’s duffle bag, they stole my travel bag, my craft bag, my computer bag and my purse. Target bags full of newly purchased items, MY CRAFT BAG!!! I’ll say it again for additional shock value. What the HECK are they going to do with all those brand new, never been used stamps?!!?? Talk about feeling violated!!! I’ve mourned the loss of my stamps and videos and pictures and now I’m just angry.
I know I should jump back into cardmaking and recording more videos and get right back to it… But I’m feeling a little deflated.
Hoping for a better weekend….
Shame on you, Doubletree Hotel… shame on you!!!