Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Venting

My apologies in advance the the swearing, whining, or stressing that may follow in this post. I don't do it much, but today it's absolutely necessary.

Sooo, around lunchtime, John was about to go get us some food, and he says, "um Kate, do you wanna tell me where the car is?" Whhhattt? "Cause I certainly don't see it. Great. My first reaction is to see if it was towed. No such luck. Our fucking car was stolen. Just what we needed.

John calls the police and they send over an officer. He takes our statement, asks a few questions, then tells us a few other cars on our street had their radios stolen. He also said that he knew he'd be getting a call at some point about a stolen car because they found an ignition on the street. Why couldn't those fucking assholes just take our radio?!?! Apparently Chrystlers are really popular around here because starting their ignitions without keys is easy. Note to self: Do not get another Chrystler.

There are many sucky parts to this situation. First and the most obvious, our car is gone. Our minivan to be exact. Isaiah's one and only carseat was also in the van. Even if our car is found, there will probably be something wrong with it, and we'll at least have to pay the $500 deductible. Plus, the car has a lot of miles on it and just had to have the fuel pump replaced (if you remember). Getting a new car is completely out of the question. With only John working, the money situation is already tight, and having this happen is just an added stress. And on top of this, John's position at his school was excessed so he had to transfer within the school district. He had found a new position, but some genius within the D.C. Public school system has submitted his name for a part time position, so that's a big mess.

Ugggh, I feel so stressed and scatterbrained at the moment. I'm angry that someone had to take our car. I hate the feeling of not knowing if and/or when our car will found. I'd really like to give those motherfuckers a piece of my mind!! Not only that, but now I feel a little less secure in our house when John's at work at night. Now there will really not be any sewing done after dark.

Anyway, thanks for letting me vent. Not that you had a choice ;)

23 comments:

Natasha said...

Oh Katie I am so so sorry! That totally sucks! Did you call your insurance company? maybe they cover a rental. Hang in there at least you and Isiaih were not in it at the time and you got jacked. (I know that "bright side" crap doesn't always help) I will keep you in my thoughts and hope that things get better!!

Deirdre said...

ouch.

what a mess.

good luck to you and i hope a bagful of good luck comes strolling down your street soon.

Artsy Momma said...

Oh Katie!!!! I am so sorry, that is one of my fears come true!!! Vent away honey we are here for you! (sending safe return vibes for your van & car seat)

Anina said...

Oh no! I truly hope they find your car!

Sarah and Jack said...

((((Katie))))

Did you have full coverage insurance that will pay out for replacement? (We don't, so we would be shit out of luck. Sigh.)

Lori said...

Katie, I'm so so so sorry that this happened. I can feel your stress from here. We'll praying about it and sending good thoughts your way!

African Kelli said...

Doggone it. That stinks! I hope that the car is found with a mysterious $10,000 in the glove compartment that you get to keep. Fingers crossed!

Jess said...

You poor thing - that totally sucks!

autum said...

Vent, vent, all you need, you have every reason to. I'm so sorry! I hope the tide turns soon things begin to look brighter. {{hugs}}

Heidi said...

Oh Katie, I'm just sick for you guys! :( I'm hoping your insurance co. will come through with a loaner and a carseat for Isaiah until *hopefully* your car is found. Definitely sending good wishes and hugs your way!

Karyn said...

I tried to leave a comment earlier but my computer became stupid so I don't think it took.

Vent all you want, you have every reason to swear!!!

I'm wondering, though, did you call the dentist????? *don't hurt me* :) :)

Raesha D said...

OH my gosh - that sucks SO bad!! I am SO sorry!!!!

lindsey said...

oh my gosh i am so so sorry. that is so terrible. i wish you the best of luck, whatever that may be!

Katie said...

Go for it. Vent loud and long. That's so rotten.

My daughter's Jeep was stolen out of our driveway when she was 17, right before she got her license. I remember the hysteria! And also the flapping plastic over the broken window...and having to drive it for a couple of weeks with pliers in my pocket for working the broken ignition lock!

I hope your van comes back in good condition!

jessi said...

AAAACK!! what a nightmare! I'm so sorry!

lera said...

Holy crap!!!!!!!!!! I'm so sorry. What a freakin' nightmare.

We've had our cars broken into before and I felt totally violated. I can only imagine how you feel having your car stolen.

Heidijayhawk said...

my heart just sank katie!! hope things work out alright!! when i it rain it pours, huh. okay that was the dumbest phrase ever. anyway, hope the stress eases soon.

Cici said...

oh katie. i'm so sorry. what a disaster! all of it. the car. the part time position. the car seat. Here's hoping things turn around for you.

Little Munchkins said...

Oh Katie, that really sucks. I hope they find the car really soon.

I am Jen said...

"Chin up" as Charlotte the spider would say. I would be peed too. Go read my post from yesterday. It will make you laugh a little because I am a dork. I hope things work out and your car comes back intact.

beki said...

Ohmygosh! I don't even know what to say. I'm so sorry!!

Chara Michele said...

Oh no Katie! I am so sorry to hear this! I hope they find your car soon and that it isn't messed up or anything.

And you can vent as much as you want! I think anyway in your situation would feel the need to vent.

Mary said...

Katie, that sucks so much. I hope the car is OK and they just drove it until it ran out of gas, then ditched it.