My house was broken into and my laptop was stolen tonight. :(
I ran out for a quick errand, came back 45 minutes later and my front door was ajar. They somehow jimmied the lock on my bedroom window and ransacked my house.
I immediately glanced into my living room and saw my laptop gone. It's an old laptop with a battery that doesn't work, a cord that barely reads the AC power unless I balanced it at just the right angle with a wad of Post-its, and a broken hinge that's threatening to crack the whole casing. But damn it! My Dell has been my steady friend for five years. It holds all my photos, my personal writings, my music, my important information. Not only that, they stole my laptop bag which contained all my most important paperwork and my checkbook.
So obviously, I'll be taking a break while I try to clean up this mess, get my paperwork together, and catalog what else is missing. Apologies to the Regional Recipes participants, I'll try to get to the round-up when I can.
Even though I backed up my files a few weeks ago on my external hard drive, the thought of someone else accessing everything on my laptop gives me the creeps. I feel so violated.
1 year ago today, I asked is my scrap blanket hideous?
2 years ago today, the heirloom bell peppers I grew in my garden.