I mean really…

Andy’s car was broken into last night. He was in Dallas on business. They smashed out the driver’s side window and what we’ve figured out was stolen so far:

Work cell phone w/ ear piece

Wallet filled with credit cards (dh keeps two wallets, the one with the CC that he doesn’t use often is kept the car – where guess what?! it was stolen)

Projector (this belongs to a professional organization of which Andy is the chairman)

Now for the good news, 15 minutes after Andy calls and tells me all of this I get a phone call from a police department (turns out to be a suburb of Dallas) asking me if I’m missing any credit cards. They arrested the thief at Wal-Mart trying to buy a bunch of clothes and a TV.

More bad news. Andy’s company won’t pony up the insurance deductible (I think they should, he wasΒ  there because of them. At home the car is kept in a locked garage.) and I can’t imagine that a new window and possibly a new driver’s seat is going to cost anything near our $500 deductible. Merry Christmas, we’re going to be out $500 + an increase in our rate because we have the nerve to file a claim.

Cherry on top? The thief;Β  he had warrants.

In an attempt to close on a positive note, Jill’s first thoughts on Winter Rose:

How much do I love that frame?!! Here’s what I asked for:Β  frame both together, OLD FASHIONED scrapbook feel, maybe photo corners?, and “Lorraine and Dorothy circa 1938 Brady Place Hartford Connecticut” in cursive under the photo. In the email from Jill; I’m thinking I’d like to airbrush the edges of the openings to make them seem “frosty” and put old fashioned photo corners on the openings. I’ll do the cursive as if it were my own scrapbook. She’s been given the go ahead. πŸ˜€

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16 Responses to I mean really…

  1. Wendy says:

    ACK… that stinks. But all of that was in plain view with a car parked outside? =( I can see your husband’s company’s point… even though it does stink. What a miserable thing to have to go through (and when away from home), but I’m so glad they caught the thief so quickly and before he could do damage to your CC balances! whew.. one small favor.

    Also, from what I’ve been told by my own insurance companies.. they don’t raise rates from claims to your Comprehensive coverage.. just to your Collision. I hope yours is the same and that that relieves a little bit of concern.

  2. Kathy A says:

    It sucks doesn’t it. Glad they caught the bugger though and he didn’t get far with the credit card. Someone drove into the side of my van at the mall yesterday and caused a good dent in the passenger door left side. Did they leave name and number? NOT – $500 deductible here too and if we claim up go our rates. Sometimes it just isn’t fair!!!!
    Love the choices to frame your stitch.

  3. beritbunny says:

    Blah; how lousy! I’m so sorry to hear of this!

    Winter rose is looking like it will be a GREAT frame-up!

  4. Kat says:

    I have had my car broken into as well and it is a lousy feeling. My insurance rates did not go up, and I filed a claim. Glad they caught the thief so quickly!

    Your project will be a true heirloom when it is finished. So creative!

  5. Siobhan says:

    Oh man, that rots!! I am so sorry that you have to deal with that. I am glad they caught the thief, though. πŸ˜› I hope your insurance doesn’t go up.

    On a better note, oh my flipping gosh. WOW. Your Winter Rose with the picture, and Jill’s ideas for it, are going to be absolutely incredible. Wow wow wow. What a neat idea! I can’t wait to see the end result.

  6. Debbie says:

    Well, that stinks if you ask me! What a nasty thing to go through. At least the guy was caught, but a big boo hiss on his company. Now, I think that your piece is going to look absolutely wonderful. What a great frame and your ideas for framing are really fantastic. I can’t wait to see it framed.

  7. Chiloe says:

    Not fair the company doesn’t want to help: you’re right he was there for them … 😦 I do hope your husband won’t be keeping any credit card anymore in a car … πŸ˜‰

    Can’t wait to see the frame !!!

  8. Valerie says:

    Oh no…that’s terrible that the car got broken into and the company won’t help with the expenses. At least the scumbag was captured without further damages (credit card, etc).

    Love the ideas for Winter Rose that Jill sent. The mat colors and frame is perfect! I got my finished framing pic from her. So excited to see it in real life!

  9. doris says:

    That idiot thief so deserved to be caught, so that’s really good news. My daughter’s car has had the window broken out twice. Each time, several cars around her were also broken into. Really great people running around in parking lots these days.

    Winter Rose … oooooooh, so pretty and a great idea to frame them together.

  10. Don’t know if this will make you feel better, but we’ve had two claims in the past year (one was collision) and our rates did not go up any more than they typically do each year. However, we are about to get slapped with adding a teenage driver next month. EEEK!

    Love the choices and ideas for Winter Rose. It is going to be an amazing gift!

  11. Daffycat says:

    Oo, oo, oo! That frame is PERFECT! Jill sounds like she knows what she is doing, for sure! I can’t wait to see!

  12. Susan says:

    I’m so sorry about your husband’s car being broken into, and that his company won’t compensate him for the deductible. Boo on them, too!

    Wow – I love how the frame is going to look! Jill is so talented!

  13. Melissa says:

    Sorry about the robbery and damage to the car and I surely would have thought that the company would cover the deductible. But how cool they caught they guy that quick and he had outstanding warrants so your misfortune probably closed a case or two. So that’s a good thing.

    I love what Jill has planned for Winter Rose, it’s just perfect. Can’t wait to see the finished pic!

  14. Melissa C. says:

    I’m not surprised about the company – your husband would certainly be found to be “contributorily negligent” because he left the stuff in the car (MEN!). Sorry. 😦 Bonus they caught the guy though!

    I can’t wait to see how Winter Rose frames up. πŸ™‚

  15. Sara says:

    So sorry to hear about DH’s car, that really stinks.

    Winter Rose will be beautiful, can’t wait to see the final piece from Jill!

  16. Michelle says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Andy’s break in. That totally sucks. I hope that the company will come to their senses. I am totally in love with the framing Jill is doing – the frame itself is perfect. Love love love it!!!

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