Thursday, April 10, 2008

G is for . . .

Gone.

2 laptops
1 digital camera
more photos than I can remember, including ones of me holding my nephew the day he was born
1 laptop bag
1 cell phone
more jewelry than I care to think about, including my great-grandmother's ring

The new lock we had installed a few months ago worked really well.  The door, however, is pretty much a total loss.  Our landlady is having a steel one installed tomorrow.

On the bright side, we have renters' insurance, including generous riders for jewelry and computers, so we'll at least get to upgrade the laptops out of all this.  We just went out and got me a new laptop (On which I should be grading papers right now, but I'm venting instead.)  (and evidently I'm now Mac people.  I'll let you know how I like it.  The set up was super-easy, at least.)   Fortunately, I was wearing my more expensive (which is also my more sentimental) jewelry, like my grandmother's earrings and my engagement ring.

In my best Dutch Uncle* manner, I am now going to say:  if you do not currently have renters' insurance, GET SOME.  Put a rider on for anything like cameras, computers, jewelry.  Ours cost less than $200/year, even with the riders, and in the long run means we'll get most of the monetary loss, at least, back.  Knowing that has made this whole thing a little less awful.

Mean people suck.

*In my family, "let me talk to you like a Dutch Uncle" means "let me give you some unsolicited advice." 

3 comments:

Vicki Knitorious said...

Oh that's awful. I'm so sorry!!

Kim said...

Oh, no. What a horrible G.

I'm so, so sorry.

Gotta Knit! said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. That is a dreadful G to have.