I am so frustrated! A few months ago my car was burglarized while parked in front of my house, and there wasn't much in there that was worth anything so I made a police report but didn't make a claim with my insurance. The missing items included, however, jumper cables (very frustrating later on when my car needed a jump) and my garage door opener (without which my garage door system is basically a waste...so while a small item, this impacts my home value...gggrrrrr). Some things were missing from the glove box, but I honestly don't know what was in there.
We had to switch over our bank accounts because I wasn't sure but thought I might have had a check book in there. It was such a hassle, and I am still getting my bill payments all straightened out.
I have since avoided parking on the street at all costs. My neighbors and I share a narrow driveway, and it can be a pain sometimes depending on how many cars they have at their house, but I always park in the driveway, which is set back behind our homes away from the street. I don't lock my car doors because (1) someone would have to be pretty bold to come up the driveway, and (2) I don't want to have to pay to replace my car window in case of another burglary. I do, however, try to either bring inside my purse and stuff, or hide anything of value.
So anyway, several years ago before our financial circumstances became as complicated as they are now, dw bought me a GPS for Christmas. She had to save up quite a bit to get it for me, and she bought a refurbished model so she could afford it. But I am not joking when I say it truly changed my life! I have a very poor spatial sense and get lost incredibly easily. I have spent probably as many hours lost in my life as I have on the toilet. It was impacting my life so much that I stopped going anywhere basically but work and home. When I got the GPS, I got a social life
Well, this morning I had to go over to someone's house, and I went to go plug the address into my GPS. My GPS is gone! The last time I know for sure that we had it was last Saturday (about a week ago). I haven't noticed since then since I've just been going back and forth to work.
But I always lock my car doors at work, so this must have happened in my driveway! The GPS was under the seat, so someone was not only bold enough to come behind two houses right next to each other (with motion sensitive lights), but actually hunted around in the cars.
I feel badly, but I actually kind of suspect some friends of the neighbor kids (teens and young adults). These kids are getting into trouble all the time. I almost want to confront my neighbors about these friends, but I really like my neighbors and we have a great relationship and they do nice s**t all the time for us, like shoveling the driveway.
Anyway, I called my insurance and it would be covered under my home owner's policy, but of course there is a $1000 deductible on that.
I do not have a cent to my name, so there is no way I can pull off getting a new GPS. I've tried everything to reduce my capacity for getting lost, and nothing works, so I guess I am going back to being a recluse
I am so upset