Monday, November 20, 2006

You have got to be kidding me...

I can't blog...are you serious, with all that has just happened I can't blog...

What do you mean you couldn't reach me for an hour and a half...
why did it take you OVER an hour AFTER the incident happened for you to call my mother and get my number...
are you kidding me?


So my apartment, the place that I lay my head, the place that is supposed to offer me peace and joy, has been broken into

Friday, November 17th at 3:30pm

I knew when the manager from my rental office left me a voice message...I could hear it in her voice...something was wrong...

I called right back, and she told me "Tiffany I hate to tell you this, but your apartment has been broken into..."

WHAT I am in total shock... Ain't this something...

First thing I say "Did they take my shoes" now ain't that something...that's the first thing I can think of, because I am shock...

I just had some boots delivered earlier this week, and the DHL folks LEFT my brand new boots outside my door...and they were there when I got home...

So I am rushing out of the office, and trying to get home...

I am PISSED, but then again, I am just like LORD PLEASE don't let my apartment be in shambles...Man did they go through my clothes, my underwear, what did they go through...

So I call my mother and she says that everything is ok, they didn't take any of my TVs or anything like that, BUT:

my laptop-GONE
my yellow diamond earrings-GONE
ALL my DVDs-GONE....
Old Verizon cellphone-GONE
AND they went through my lock box, so that means that they could have stolen some checks, they could have taken those...

Ok so now I have to call the bank, and change my checking and savings account...ok that's done...Ok I just need to get to my house.

I get there, my mother is here, the management is here, they are fixing my door...dag on what did they use to get in, looks like they used a crowbar, my door is JACKED up...man with all these locks...how many locks are you al putting on...DAG on...well better safe than sorry...

My Dad and my brother are here now....OK...I feel better...they are off the hook (getting on my nerves a little talking about they hungry) but I am feeling a little better...

Everything still looks the same, they did pop my safety deposit box...ok, no clothes, shoes, bags seem to be missing, but I don't know...glad I closed out those accounts and opened new ones...

Man they hit my next door neighbors too...this is crazy...we are apartment 6 & 7 in the last month that has been hit.

The police officer comes back to take my official report...

Ok, everyone is gone now, I can't take it anymore, I begin to cry...I start to clean, I have to clean...let me open up this door...I need fresh air in my house, I can't have all these spirits and things up in here...
where is my phone I need to call my mentor, I need CD and PG...OK, can you pray for me please...OK, I'll see you when you get here...man they make my feel better...they really make me feel better...OK he is a minister so he prays over my house and I am feeling a little better...

Let me call little BIG sis back...

"Yeah I am ok, it could have been a lot worse...yeah I do feel violated, people I don't know was in my house, I can't believe people I don't know was in my house, I don't even let people I KNOW in my house...but it could have been a lot worse, GOD still protected me...but man I knew something was going to happen today...I just had a feeling...when I left the house I felt weird...it could have been a home invasion and I was here...so I am blessed!
Yeah I am ok, Wood is coming over to stay with me, so I will be alright..."


Wood comes over...I still can't sleep...man its 4:30am, I need to talk to my mother...I call my mother...she talks to me, I eventually fall asleep on my couch...

Saturday: I sleep for what's only 2-3 hours...me and Wood sit up all day talking...that boy is stupid...he doesn't want to leave, OK I need to take a nap before I go out tonight...

I finally get some rest...Go out with Jes and Rik, man I needed that...
I come back...go to sleep...

Sunday: My phone begins ringing at 8am...First CD calls to check on me, then Ni, then Wood....
Ok Ok I am getting up, go to the parents house, come back home and cook...here comes Wood again, he is too funny...

Good night, say my prayers, Thank the Lord Jehovah God again because it could have been a lot worse...a whole lot worse...what if my CDs would have been in the house...

Man...now what...

Monday: Dag on it, they got my cordless phone too!

Life moves forward....

UPDATED:People find out how much your renter's insurance deductable is...with Sate Farm its freaking $500 so that means that whatever I lost I have to deduct freaking $500 from that to pay them...now what kind of sense does make it...in order for me to get my stuff back I got to pay the insurance company $500....UNBELIEVABLE!
I am tired man...I am really tired....

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

DAG T!!! I can't believe that!! I'm on the phone right now with my mom and she's telling me about how crazy the world is. I'm getting sicker and sicker with all the b.s. that is going on now-a-days. I'm sorry for taking it here, but I can't wait for this system to end and Jehovah to do what he does.

But I'm so sorry. I know you feel hella VIOLATED. You're in my prayers.

T.C. said...

@jac-yea its a trip! But like I said, it could have been a whole lot worse...GOD still had a protection around my home...I stayed up all night, I couldn't sleep, but at the same time, I was alright...

The world is crazy, its a mess...that's why you have to keep pushing and living your life right...that's the only thing that you can do...keep pushing...its been one thing after another...and my peace of space, my peace in my home has been taken from me to a certain extent...but I refuse to let anyone steal my peace of mind, my joy...I am going to keep leaning on GOD and keep pushing...that's the only thing I can do...no time for tears or break downs...

Time to be thankful for the edge of protection that was and IS there...and keep it moving...

Thanks for the prayers keep 'em coming!

Robert L. Mack said...

Sorry about that..the same thing happened to me about 3 years ago...yep day before Halloween 2003..they kicked in my door, I was so angry that I had called my boy and told him to take me to get a gun cuz I was going to shoot someone if they tried to come back....but he talked me out of it, thankfully...everybody thinks it was little kids though because they only took my ps2, games, and that was it...they went thru my drawers in my room but I didnt have anything in them....

miKeSee said...

Dag! Sorry to hear this. This is one of those situations that scares you and then pi$$e$ you off!

I hope you have renter's insurance. You should setup some "SAW" type ish on your front door. You know, shotgun attached to a string type ish.

T.C. said...

@Robert Mack-I had that same feeling...like I gotta get me a gun, but what if my gun had already been in the house and they stole that and just went out killing folks...IN MY NAME, with my registered gun, it ain't worth it...Imma get some spray and stuff though...we shall see...maybe a dog...I am glad you calmed down too...

I think the folks that did this are just looking for stuff that they can get ride of quick and cash...

@MikeSee-EXACTLY! But I know it could have been worse, I keep saying that to myself...
renters insurance-check! Got to stay up on that stuff...got that top of the line stuff, you know how I do...LOL...
Saw type stuff...how about I need to watch the movie first...LOL
I think a good ole around the way bat might be the ticket for my protection...an alarm system wouldn't hurt either!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're ok! Like you, my house is my domain and I'm extremely picky about how is allowed entry. We were robbed once. I can't begin to describe how violated I felt! Once everyone was gone, I sat down in the floor and cried my eyes out.

Deductibles stink on insurance but the benefit can outweigh the burden at times. We had a fire a couple of weeks ago, in the attic, but it trashed Baby Girl's room and the hall upstairs. Total cost is estimated at $6000 and our deductible is $1500...state farms for us, too. I'd much rather pay the $1500.

Glad you've got a good support system around you and I hope this NEVER happens to you again!

Take care. (if this posts twice, sorry)

eclectik said...

Damn

Where's the neghborhood?

Apratments #6 and 7 to be hit? No preventive measures on Managements part?

VERY grown up of you ro have Renters Insurance...look at you!
And the Shoe comment...classic

I like you.

Sorry about that ish though....that's that bull;

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T.C. said...

@noname-truth be told, before my mentor and his wife got my house, that's what I was doing, crying and cleaning, crying and cleaning...
it was rough...

I appreciate or am glad that I have the insurance as well...but man that deductable is crazy...

yeah my family and mentors are the GREATEST ever...I don't know what I would do without them...

@e-I live in Bowie, MD, and upper middle class community...I specifically moved to this area because of the low crime rate and for safety reasons...

Yea I am tryin to do my grown up thing...

If I can find a condo or townhouse, in the same area, becasue I love where I live, then I will move since I have clause to get out of my lease...but you can't run from crime...

the management is taking steps to prevent this from happening to someone else...so we shall see...I think its an inside job with someone who works on the property...but we shall see...they are getting to cocky I think with the keep coming back to the same place...so we shall see....

I think you are cool too....

NegroPino™ said...

Thats awful T.....
I sometimes fear for myself adn things since I live alone. but im pretty content with our "security" system in my building. U can only get in if u have a key....
That insurance sucks hairy donkey balls i was thinking about it but now i dont know cuz i have some valuable things

T.C. said...

@negropino-yea man I had a nightmare last night...living alone can be something after something like this...

that $500 does suck...BUT I would rather have that deducted than miss out on replacing over 2Gs worth of stuff...feel me, so GET renters insurance!

I am also glad you have a decent security system...

Honey-Libra said...

WOW...I'm so glad that God kept you. On top of that those losers that got you for your stuff are gonna get it...I promise mannn if I knew who they were LOL...but for real I'm glad you're ok

T.C. said...

@honey-you and lil big sis...when I called her to tell her what happened she was like "who did it?" like we could go and get 'em...too funny...

Kep said...

Wow, Tiff. Our lives seem to parallel each other all the time. My car was just broken into last Thursday. Yep, it sucks. However, the Almighty always offers us some light. Like you said, still got your shoes. Not to make it seem like nothing else meant anything or the sense of violation isn't there, but just bringing the focus to the silver lining. Sorry to hear, but stay blessed, sis.

Peace,
Kep.

T.C. said...

@kep-I am glad that you are alright as well...things could always be worse...
I think for me, knowing how many pairs of shoes that I have, and where they are in my closet and knowing that it would take a lot of effort to take them, that's why I asked...because if they took my shoes that meant that they pretty much got me for all I had...but they didn't...so they just got a little bit...so there is a meaning to my maddness...LOL

Keep your head up!

fgkse said...

Oh it's about as far up as it's ever been, homie! Read my blog lately? I met someone. . . :-D