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stolen stereo / financial stress / going back to work

Woke up to Ben telling me he had bad news. Someone stole my pretty $200 CD/stereo out of my car, as well as Ben's CD visor with all of his favorite CDs in it. We never locked the car at home because we figured, who's going to go into our car, parked less than 20 feet from our front door? We know better now. Apparently someone else in the neighborhood had a guitar stolen out of their car too.

Oddly enough I took it much better than Ben did, mainly I suppose 'cause I haven't been driving that often, so I won't really feel the loss. But I'm not going to want to drive at all with the stereo gone -- it's just not fun. Ben was upset because he felt like he had failed to protect me by not locking the car and keeping my stereo safe. He gave me that stereo for my 21st birthday. I've just been pushing it out of my mind -- there's really no point in thinking about it. We reported it to the police and now there's nothing else we can do.

And that loss, on top of having to shell out money for bills, Ben's medicine ('cause he has a lung infection), and a stupid uncancelled subscription made last year that put us negative in the bank account, causing a $64 fee (which is A LOT of money to us), AND Ben's had his hours cut lately (which pisses me off so much! It's unethical). We're really in a tight spot now.

I'm probably going back to work when they get out of the hiring freeze, sometime after the end of this month. The good thing is, I feel like the part of me that wants to get healed is strong enough now to successfully battle the part of me that shuts down all emotion when faced with responsibility. So going back to work now won't hinder my healing very much, whereas two months ago it would have halted it completely. Of course, all of that is assuming that they will hire me with my odd availability (working around Ben's schedule and not on Tuesday evenings or Saturdays 'cause of counseling).

Please do this meme! It'll give me such joy!


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jedibubbles ══╣╠══
Wah! That's SO not cool.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
I know. :-(
__orikal_pgc ══╣╠══
i'm so sorry about your CD player. :(
that's gotta suck.
I really like your LJ layout too! wow.
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
Thanks for the comment on my layout!
sky_falls_down ══╣╠══
i'm so sorry!
is there an address where i can send "donations"?
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
awwwwwwww... That's so sweet!!! I (hopefully) have a job again now, so just pray that they give me the schedule I ask for! That'd be a great 'donation.' ;-)
paperwings21 ══╣╠══
That sucks, sweeie! i wish there was somehing I could do. I hate money because it doesn't grow on trees, and it should!


Sorry about the sterio.
acid_burns ══╣╠══
Amen to that.
belenen ══╣╠══
sing_dream_love ══╣╠══
Do you have full coverage car insurance? If so, chances are that the stereo might be covered under that. A lot of the time it is, as long as it was installed into the vehicle. Heh, I guess working in the insurance biz does come in handy.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
Hm -- I hadn't thought of that, but since we have the cheapest insurance available it's probably not covered. :-\ Thanks for the tip though!
kling_klang_bed ══╣╠══
Hah, anyone who knows me more than 5 minutes knows stealing my CDs ends in disaster...........Anything on this earth but my CDs.
belenen ══╣passionate╠══
I was secretly SO GLAD that those were Ben's CDs stolen and not mine! I loooove my CDs.
kling_klang_bed ══╣╠══
kevloid ══╣╠══
that's really shitty about the car. :-/ I'm kind of lax too - I seldom lock my door and I really should.

man it was hard choosing just one song, but here it is:

belenen ══╣upset╠══
dammit! I didn't download it fast enough and now it's expired. :-( Would you send it again? Pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaassssseeee??????
kevloid ══╣╠══
darkpool ══╣╠══
That's a bummer, you never know though, you may get it back. And as someone else said your insurance should probably cover it although you might want to make sure that if you claim it they won't raise your insurance for living in a dangerous area or whatever.
I haven't had time to do the meme yet but hopefully I will.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
Oh, I don't think insurance will cover it, we have the very minimum coverage allowable, and it wasn't 'professionally' installed. :-\

Yay that you're gonna do the meme! I just re-posted it. ;-)
aubkabob ══╣possessive╠══
that so sucks about the music and cd player being stolen. a few years back, my jeep was broken into and my stereo and cds stolen. i had almost NEVER left them in the car, but was super sleepy when i came home, so...

i remember how... VIOLATED i felt that they would do such a thing. and i lived in an apartment complex that was patrolled by the police AND security, the doors were locked, and it STILL happened.

i also hated that i had some cds in there that are out of print and thusly irreplaceable. some of them that ARE replaceable, i still haven't gotten around to replacing, though i think it's been something like 4 1/2 years since it happened.

people that are inconsiderate enough to steal from others angers me to no end. granted, they don't give a hoot, so i'm sure that kharma will catch up to them one day.

but still.

*hugs and pets*
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
Yeah... Ben was oddly more upset than I was! He felt very violated, I was pretty calm about the whole thing. I'm sure that was at least in part due to the fact that I haven't been driving for AGES, so I have forgotten how wonderful it is to drive and listen to music. When I'm a passenger I almost always prefer to talk or just think, without music.

I'm sorry they made off with your out-of-print CDs. :-( Watch Ebay! That's all I can say. And occasionally Amazon has rare stuff too.
aubkabob ══╣╠══
prinzessbtrfly ══╣jolie╠══
sorry to hear about the cd player and cd's. i would be livid. you're a better woman than i am! :)
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
Well, I don't know about that. If I had been the one to discover it I'd probably have freaked out, but since Ben was already upset it was easy for me to stay calm. Funny how that works. ;-)
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mabels ══╣╠══
Always lock you car. Even if youve got nothing in it you dont want someone to hide out in the back seat waiting to surprize you...(Im paranoid of that!).

My mom and dad never lock thier cars and it bugs me, even after thier cell phone was stolen.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
Huh. I think we're going to be MUCH more careful from now on!
mabels ══╣╠══
chillychilly22 ══╣╠══
UGH! That sucks!! Nothing is really safe anymore. Some kids went through the neighbors' cars at night and stole the change (and nothing else) from the car.

I guess it's back to the old school cd player with the tape cassette again (assuming you even have a cassette player in the car still lol). I had a friend who had over $300 worth of sports equipment stolen from him, plus cds, and his window was shattered. So if those theives REALLY wanted to take your player, they would've. This guy I was dating had his car stolen even with the doors lock. A couple weeks later the police found his car with a shattered window and no tires! People will stop at nothing sometimes... to bad they can't channel that determination towards good causes. Who knows how much better the world would be?
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
People will stop at nothing sometimes... to bad they can't channel that determination towards good causes. Who knows how much better the world would be?

It's nice to daydream about isn't it? It would pretty much be paradise...
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