donderdag 9 september 2010
In the early hours of Tuesday morning the unthinkable happened- someone broke into our house, a man rummaged through our belongings and personal things were removed- all while we were sleeping....
Clearly he didn't care if anyone was home or not. Shameful how they have no concern or respect for the feelings of others.
This is the second time this year we have been victim to crime. Earlier this year our bank card was skimmed during our holiday in Brazil. On this occasion it was shocking but it doesn't nearly compare to having your own home invaded by strangers and losing precious, personal possessions.
Our laptop, camera's, mobile telephones, sunglasses and wallets/purses (only to be left discarded minus cash, outside) were taken, stolen. The worse thing- my photo's, ones recently taken still on the SD card in my beloved camera and all my photo's on the laptop- priceless to me, of no value to anyone else. We have had to change passwords because many were set to an 'auto fill' option on the laptop- you think you are safe in your own home.
Yes it could have been worse, we could have woken up and disturbed the thief, he could have come searching upstairs....I shudder to think....
But still, it is truly disturbing, I feel violated.
For a fraction of a second I forget- I start to look something up in the laptop, I want to grab my camera for a photo, I want to send a text....everything is gone. My world has been invaded.
Take precautions, learn from our mistakes, don't like us, be lulled into a false sense of security. It can happen to you! Make sure your home is safe. Ensure you make a back-up for your photo's and computer files and keep it up-dated!
In the last few weeks I had been busy with various blog postings but now all my supporting photo's are gone.
My appetite has suffered, I haven't cooked for two days and that speak volumes...
I am rapidly losing faith in the human race.