Monday, February 20, 2006

Where I'm At...

"If the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off."

That about sums up how I'm feeling right now. Tired of suckage, trying to be optimistic. It's been a year of hits for me - stolen car, totalled car, whiplash, a huge piece of my life (Camp Kawkawa) that had closed down... and now some jerk has stolen my wallet from my classroom.

It happened on Thrusday in the space of about 10 minutes. I ALWAYS lock my classroom, but I share it with another teacher who has lost so many keys that the school won't give her another one, so she just leaves when she's done and leaves the door unlocked. She could send a kid to go get a key from me or from the office, but no. Instead, the door was unlocked and someone - most likely from of the street cause of when and how they used my stuff - went into my classroom and took my wallet out of my purse. Thankfully they only took the wallet and left my cell, digital camera, and palm pilot! But still... all my ID, all my cards.... UUUG! They were quick about using my credit card, too: in the space of half an hour or so they racked up $300 in charges.

BUT, I'm trying to be optimistic. I'm usually such a "glass half-full" kinda gal. I'm struggling right now though. Ok, so at least I still have all the other stuff that was in my purse. Hey, I've got a much better car now. As far as Camp goes, God must have something even better up his sleeve if he allowed Kawkawa to close down.... I'm trying to let those things be at the front of my thinking, but it's hard. I've really had enough.

I'm really tired of people getting away with stuff at my expense. Punks steals my car - $300 please, just to get it back. Some guy decides he doesn't want to stop for a red light? Hey look, Hillary has to buy a new car, see a chiropractor twice a week, and deal with a sore back for three months and counting. Crook steals my wallet - digs it right our of my purse - and now I have to pay to have all my ID prelaced, deal with trying to get new ID without any ID in the first place... *SIGH*.

I promise a happier post tomorrow. Tonight I'm just in a sucky mood. Blah.

8 comments:

H0kie Erin said...

You have a right to be upset! I would be too. Hokie Hubby dropped his wallet in a bathroom in Roanoke (when we lived there). When we went back to get it a few minutes later, it was gone. We had to cancel everything and get new everything (I hear you with the new ID when you have no ID). A few weeks later, we got part of the contents of his wallet mailed back to us. Nothing of any use, but it was nice of the people to send it back.

Can you hide your purse in a different location? Just in case this happens again?

PelaLusa said...

I think that flu going around is attacking the "optimistic" gene of all of us. I have NOT been feeling well for weeks. Even just losing my Internet for a few days pissed me off. And where on earth is that damned sun?!? :-)

Anonymous said...

Life is a roller coaster, up and down we seem to go, we just know that when we are down, there is a hill coming and a great experience. I have had lots of bad happen to, people breaking into my car and stealing a case of my favorite 50+ CDs. But just hold on, cause the coaster is about to go back up. Having a great camp like Kawkawa close is too bad, but that just means that other camps which are struggling to stay going now possibly will have more kids to get a different experience this year and next. Hope your days ahead go much better. I enjoy reading your Blog, which I check frequently

Hillary said...

Thanks for your comment, anonymous! Who are you (if you care to share!)? :)

Steve said...

"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."

Rose said...

Man, that is no fun! That happened to a colleague of mine when I taught at a Christian school. I would feel almost violated if somebody else went through my purse and wallet. I hope things start looking better:)

Canadi-Ann said...

hmmmm...reminds me of the string of thefts in the fire stations while the firefighters were out putting out a fire in the neighborhood. coincidence, nobody thought so. i felt pretty ripped about that one - that's a new low, really.

Canadi-Ann said...

oh yeah, i'm on a roll i guess - remember when i was volunteering for the dragon boat festival & someone stole my credit card & racked up about $300 in 30 minutes too? i'm feeling yer pain sister! sorry.