Monday, August 10, 2015

It Doesn't Stop Just Because

For how long are we students of this world?

Yesterday, my mother in law and I met with a social worker who is helping us transfer her home health services up to where we live. She will be moving to our area before the end of the month.

I was raised to believe that learning is a lifelong process.   You never stop learning.  Life always seems to give you new opportunities to learn new things.  Sometimes they are pleasant.

Sometimes, they are not.

For example, life presented my spouse with this life lesson today.  Just because you are in the middle of a cluster of caregiving issues, life does not stop.

Yes, someone tried to break into our car (we are a one car family) this afternoon, while it was parked in a supermarket parking lot. That hole is where our lock used to be.  The lock is gone (it may have fallen into the car door) but, thankfully, the thief didn't get into the car.

 So now, my spouse is chasing around - called the store's security and had a nice chat with them (waiting for a phone call to see if their security cameras picked up the crime in progress), went to the dealer, is filing a police report, and, tomorrow, there will be the call to our car insurance agent.  I only hope it is covered, because the repair is probably not going to be cheap.  And, oh yes, we got an email confirmation from the dealer and they screwed up the time of the appointment - by about 4 hours.

But things could be a lot worse. 

They could have stolen the car.


  1. I am sorry for all your trouble at a time when you don't need more to deal with, but I am glad your car didn't get stolen!

  2. What a bummer. But you are very resilient and smart to be able to look on the bright side and count your blessings. A positive outlook helps us handle even the curve balls life throws us.

  3. Oh, boy. Why do people try to take something that doesn't belong to them. They have no compassion. I hope you step over this rock in your path and hobble on. One day things will improve.

  4. Oh dear this sucks, im sure things will improve for you soon x

  5. Oops. I hope that things get better! But you've put a positive slant on things, and that's great.

  6. Oh my. It has not been easy, indeed! But at least the their didn't get away with the car!

  7. Glad to hear the thieves didn't get in to the car or away with the car. To bad you have damage to deal with. I do hope your insurance covers the damage.

  8. That is just so rotten of the idiots who did that to your car. I often wonder why criminals have such a fixation on being entitled to things that belong to others. So sorry that this has happened to you.

  9. Thank goodness they didn't manage to get the car. Yes, this is a mess, but yes, it could be so much worse.


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