Thursday, February 10, 2005

The Missing Car!



I apologize up front if there isn't a post this morning on how our house building goes, but the events of this morning have been quite upsetting, and in terms of money it does affect the house building.

Well I had quite a shock this morning. I woke up, took a shower, brushed my teeth, got dressed, ate breakfast and then went out to go to work and low and behold.... there was no car. Now this isn't the first time my car has gone missing, but every other time I quickly remember that Shalisa picked me up from work and that I merely left my car at the work parking lot. But I distinctly remembered driving home last night.... curious.

Well I took Shalisa's car to work, and sure enough my car wasn't in the parking lot which leads to one conclusion; my car was stolen! Now you might not think that this is the most shocking of event, I am sure people have their cars stolen all of the time, but I am a bit confused about the criminal mind here when they decide to target a 1988 Mazda 323. I am not sure what the exact value of my car was, but it couldn't have been more than maybe a $1000 (and that is being generous). Of course my car was parked right next to a 2003 Chevy Suburban with a lift kit and all sorts of other goodies that my neighbor has installed on it, but they completely ignored his car... weird.

What disturbs me most (other than the fact that now I have to find and pay for a new car in the middle of this whole home building experience) is that my fairly new golf clubs were in the trunk. I got the golf clubs from my parents as a graduation present when I graduated college so they are less than 5 years old. I also don't know if I will be able to collect any insurance on the car since I only had liability insurance on the car that I remember. I am not sure exactly what the insurance agency will do for me they still need to be contacted some time this morning (I just got off the phone with the police).

I suspect that sometime this week the police will find my car along the road somewhere, although it did have a full tank of gas, which I NEVER have so that is frustrating as well; I mean that is like $20 worth of gas!. The silver lining I suppose in all of this (if there is a silver lining in having your car stolen) is that I normally keep my electric razor in the car to shave while I drive to work (I know, I know, shame on me) but it had ran out of batteries yesterday so I took it in last night to charge the batteries. So on our upcomming trip to Paris (in just 2 weeks!) I will at least have the electric razor (unlike my father I am not a big fan of the straight razor, I tend to bleed a lot).

Well here is hoping that our car gets recovered intact and hopefully with the golf clubs intact as well (but I figure that is a long shot) so if you could keep us and my poor little Mazda in prayer I would really appreciate it.

Update:
Nope, no insurance money for the car :( Which means not only am I out a car, but I don't have any compensation to buy a new one, which of course is somewhat painful. I am still hoping that the car turns up relatively intact and that it will be drivable, but when Shalisa talked to the policeman he said they most often recover the cars, but in an undriveable condition. That is even doubly bad, because not only will I have a non working car, but I will have to pay to get the stupid thing towed to a junk yard or something... this is just all around not fun.

7 comments:

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.justin said...

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that's lame.