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Tuesday · January 16 2007

Yesterday, somebody broke into our house and took alot of our stuff. Most of the stolen items are replaceable. Some aren't unless they turn up at one of the pawn shops we'll be visiting in the near future. I don't really want to get into any details online, except to say that we're all OK, and it's a really shitty feeling to have someone rob you. The stuff doesn't matter to me as much as the feeling it leaves behind.

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January 16 2007

This sucks big-time. It's not about the stuff; it's about the feeling of being invaded, which takes awhile to wear off.

January 16 2007

Ugh. I'm so sorry.

January 16 2007

I'm sorry this happened to you. You must feel seriously violated. I already talked to Stacy, but wanted to reiterate that we are here and willing to help in any way we can.

January 16 2007

Tori told me what happened this afternoon. Why does stuff this crappy happen to three of the nicest people I know?

January 16 2007

This is awful. I feel very bad for you. I'm glad that everyone's ok and hopefully they didn't take too many irreplaceable heirlooms.

This happened to my family when I was about 15. Our family, along with most of the town was downtown watching the Penn State homecoming parade so it was clearly an easy time for robbers to hit houses. We're pretty sure the (one and only) cleaning lady my mother ever hired earlier that week had cased our house, because they only took a few heirloom silver things (and not the TV or computer), so its clear that whoever did it had been in the house before. The door wasn't locked because the lock was broken and it was expensive to fix and in those days nobody locked their doors in our neighborhood (except the Paternos) and nobody thought much of it. Of course that changed after the robbery.

It was one of a few robberies in the neighborhood over a period of a few years, which inspired the neighborhood to have a neighborhood watch. That may not have done much to stop crime but it did create an opportunity for people in the neighborhood to get to know each other, so that was a silver lining.

You may get lucky and get a few things back. Criminals are often pretty stupid. When I was in school, an expensive synthesizer was stolen from our high school music department but recovered soon thereafter because the thief tried to fence it one of the two music shops in town. My brother got his car stolen in Syracuse and it was recovered (sans most of the non-valuable stuff that was in it) just a few miles away.

January 17 2007

I am very sorry something crappy happened to you guys. Indeed it's not the things stolen as the feeling it leaves behind that is the absolute worst.

January 17 2007

O my goodness. That is so awful. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. i can't even imagine how you must be feeling right now.

January 17 2007

I'm really sorry to hear that, Jason. Let me know if there's any way I can help.

January 17 2007

That sucks, Jason. Sorry to hear that. It happened to my sister - who lives in Lakeview - right before Xmas.

January 17 2007

Yuck, yuck, yuck.
Our thoughts are with you guys!

February 04 2007

I'm really sad this happened to you guys. I hope you're able to recover some of the irreplaceable stuff.

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