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Catch-up 1: Ransacking

The morning of Friday, December 23, scrottie got a message from his storage unit. Someone had broken in and ransacked it. You can imagine how this affected our remaining time in Seattle. We were relieved when the extremely-late train at least made it back to Emeryville before the close of the work day. He had just enough time to get the police report filed yesterday.

From the looks of what was taken, it was the work of some sort of tweaker (for my Mom: that's someone addicted to methamphetamine).

As you might imagine, it's also emotionally difficult to cope with someone having rifled through your belongings and taken many items that are hard-to-get for various reasons and that have sentimental value much greater than their monetary value. Especially for someone whose life circumstances include a generally high level of instability.

While there are a number of nice things about our current living situation, I think we would both greatly prefer living circumstances that don't require keeping >50% of our belongings in storage units. It's hard to say when we'll have that luxury again.


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Dec. 28th, 2016 12:02 am (UTC)
OH NOOOOOOOO. That sucks so much, being robbed is such a violation.

Dec. 28th, 2016 05:18 am (UTC)
Augh, my sympathies to both of you. I've been robbed in my absence before and it is super upsetting.
Dec. 28th, 2016 06:25 pm (UTC)
It's more his story to tell than mine, but it takes a while for things to process. Like, why did the criminal(s) take all of the controllers and adapters for all of the gaming consoles in his collection, but not the consoles themselves, other than one rare and valuable console?

Why did the criminal(s) take the espresso machine that wasn't all that fancy to begin with? Why did they bother to take all of the handmade ceramics that aren't worth more than their sentimental value?

I know that on some level we shouldn't try to answer these questions, but it makes less sense than the quick-grabs made by the burglars who burgled the Farmer House in 2010, or the quick-grabs made by whoever stole my toolbox in Texas in 2014.
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