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Where do I begin? I guess At the beginning! I live in beautiful Tasmania, Australia with my wonderful hubby, Matthew and our four angels (part time devils) Isaac, Reuben, Isabella, and Charlotte. Currently I'm a stay-at-home mum and I absolutely love that. Nothing else compares. I'm also studying the Master of Teaching part-time and I'm serving as the relief society president of our ward. I love being outside, especially in summer. I love big windows & lots of light. I love swimming, running and mowing the lawn! my favourite vegetable is carrots (or potatoes if mum's baked them) and I love fresh fruit salad. My most favourite thing to do is spend time with my precious family.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sadness

Sunday was supposed to be a day where we met up with everyone at church again, settled back into our callings, chatted about our awesome holiday, caught up with what we've missed as we fielded "welcome home!" comments...It didn't happen that way. An hour into church Matt discovered our rear window in the van smashed in and my camera bag containing my much loved camera and lenses etc valued at around $3000+ was stolen. It also had my sd cards etc containing the last part of our holiday. I don't usually have my camera with me of a Sunday but my nephew was getting baptised after church and I thought it would be nice to get some good photos for his family. It was only in the car for an hour and wasn't in plain sight but nonetheless it was gone! We spent the remainder of the day making 'should a, would a, could a' comments whilst waiting around for the police to arrive.
Forensics were able to get some good prints and the police are fairly certain of who the culprit is but I sensed they were as frustrated as we were because their hands are tied in so many instances. The real stinger was when I spoke to our insurance company. They only cover $500 worth of items stolen from a vehicle. If it had been stolen from somewhere else it would be totally covered!! :( So...I jumped in the shower, had a bit of a cry and then tried to get some perspective. As much as I LOVE my camera it really is only a thing. I can replace it...one day very far off! and our back window was replaced the very next day. You never know my camera could even be recovered.
For many years I have wanted a 'nice' camera and here's where the irony is; I was able to purchase it because of a pay out I received because I had been the victim of a crime, now the camera is gone because I've been a victim of crime!

13 comments:

Bride said...

arghhh... still can't believe it!!! doesn't seem right hey! good on you for being positive though

Carmichaels said...

ohhh Blanche Im so sorry - gave me shivers reading that, nearly cried for you...that sucks big time...it may turn up, I have heard of memory cards and tapes being returned before from stolen goods...x.

Carmichaels said...

i feel bad...i made my comment on our blog before I read your post :(

Debbie said...

Yes I feel for you. All the could haves and should haves don't make any difference really, what's done is done. Let's just hope by some chance you get it back.
Why doo bad things happen to good ppl?

Stephen and Chernoa said...

Blanche you must have felt sick to the stomach:( Its so sad that who ever is doing this, is continuously coming to church to do it, its just not right. But you are awesome for looking at it with a positive attitude. thinking of you guys. noey xoxo

The Williams family said...

oh Blanche!
this is so hard.
what a beautiful lady you are.
I will pray you will be blessed and know that the Lord loves you.
thinking of you hunny
xx
b

Nettie's Blog said...

Poor Blanche... i am so sorry that you have had your camera stolen...what a rotten thing to happen ...you never know...it may still turn up at a 2nd hand shop somewhere..keep a look out on ebay too...i am so sorry that you lost all those wonderful memeories from your holiday too... i felt so sad that i nearly cried too.

I am Elle said...

I'm sorry, but that irony is to pretty amazing.. HOWEVER.. THIS SUCKS BIG FLAMMIN TIME!!! And I think I am going to put a bomb in my car disguised as a million dollars and blow the hell out of someone!!!

Shoulda coulda woulda's are THE worse!
So sorry to hear this, and your right it is only a 'thing' but that doesn't change the way you feel about!!

kimmers said...

Oh Blanche! This is so sad! I would be emotional over just losing the pictures alone, and then over the top about the camera and everything. I'm so sorry! Weirdly enough, I had a dream last night that my car windows were all broken out and it had been robbed. And then I came to work this morning and read this and it was kind of a weird moment. LOL. XOXO

The Kings said...

That is so awful Blanche!! I would have a HUGE cry too - it can be replaced, but those photos can't be replaced and it just makes you so angry that someone can do that.
I HATE that I don't have a camera at the moment (have even borrowed my Mum's good one). I hope you get another sooner than you think.

ali b said...

i'm very sad and sorry to hear that blanche. it really sucks you can't do anything about it. i bet you feel so helpless. i really really hope you get your cards back at least. and at least you now know you are only covered for $500 out of your car.....

The Lovell Family said...

That really, really sucks. I feel so bad for you. My fingers are crossed that they may turn up for you xx

Sim-Dim said...

Wow, fancy targeting a church carpark. I suppose it doesn't matter where they steal things from, they are still punks.