Wednesday, June 6, 2007

While I Was Away



J didn’t want to worry me, so he didn’t tell me until we were in the car on the way home from the airport last Wednesday that our car got broken into while I was away. He had parked it in the parking lot at his office, where there were no guards, a problem they have since fixed. Our window levers, sideview mirrors, and anything else not bolted down were taken.

So J got everything bolted down. And had our license plate number etched into every conceivable scrap of metal that could be removed.

Notice the metal thing holding our sideview mirror in and the plate number etched on the bottom.



Here you can see these plastic covers are bolted down. (The etching should be just visible, too.)



Also, J had new locks installed. This is like a bicycle lock and, so I’m told, harder to break into.



For some reason, the thieves decided not to take our crappy stereo or our fuzzy dice with the American flag on them that N. gave to us.



Or, I suppose, the car itself.

It’s funny, because normally I’m the bad luck charm when it comes to things being stolen. I always imagined I would be the one this would happen to.

1 comment:

iver said...

Sorry to hear about that. I guess there are no safe place now. Thieves are just everywhere. sighs. Anything can happen to our beloved car. That is why we have to be very careful where to park our car and be sure that it is always locked. This is to avoid intruders inside the car. A year ago, I went to my friends house. I parked my car, after an hour or so, I went back to see my car. To my surprise - I had a flat tires, broken mazda tail lights. I was really annoyed of what happened. :(