Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Can This Day End Yet???

The day is going downhill in a hurry and I wish it was over.
Our neighborhood is very quiet and we seldom ever hear of any "events" going on. People don't lock doors and neighbors watch out for one another. We love it. Shortly before six this morning we noticed a sheriff car slowly going up the street. Interesting because it did not come back right away and there is no other outlet. Fast forward several hours when I went to run a few errands. This is what I found when I opened my car door.
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Terrible me....I was furious with my DH because he had taken the car fishing for a few days with the grandchildren. For the life of me I could not imagine what he was searching for in the glove compartment and WHY would he leave everything out????? Then the lightbulb moment hit me. Yep....someone had entered the vehicle overnight. Bummer!!! Fortunately, we do not leave valuables in the car, but they managed to lift our phone chargers and our Garmin charger.


The "nice" sheriff arrived, took the report and told me that three other cars had also been burglarized last night. Lovely!!!
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The day was already going to be bad because I had made an appointment to have our very old cat put down at 11:30. SIGH! It is time as he is rail thin, not eating and just not enjoying his life anymore. It was a difficult decision and I was not looking forward to the day.
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After that....I will still have my errands to run - red eyes and all.

48 comments:

Melissa @Lilac Lane said...

Oh Mary! I'm so sorry. And poor kitty. We have one that looks kind of like that except he's very young, only a year or a little more. I'm afraid Anna's dear dog is beating him up. We've been letting him in the house to eat. I hope your day gets better and they catch the bad guy.

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Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

so sorry to hear all of that....not a good way to start the day at all...but for kitty; it is necessary....the best thing to do..take care

Trudy Callan said...

I am so sorry to hear about the break in and your cat. I can just imagine how upset you must be. I hope tomorrow is a better day and something good happens.

Karen said...

Mary, I'm sorry to hear this about the break-ins in your vehicle and others nearby. So sorry you're having to put the kitty down. Hope tomorrow is better!

Hugs, Karen

mom of 2 boys said...

So sorry to hear of your unfortunate news. Glad you & your family are safe.

Stray Stitches said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your sad trip to the vet. Decisions like that are one of the hardest I think we have to make. My heart breaks for you.
The one bright note on your car getting broken into is that they didn't have to break the window to do it. A few months back our van was broken into throught the drivers door. Like you, they got a couple of chargers, and of all things, took a pair of over the counter reading glasses. Maybe they wanted to see what they were stealing. I hope your day gets better!

Janie said...

So sorry to hear this-although we know it's the right thing to do, putting a pet to sleep is never easy.
Wishing you a much better tomorrow.

Quilt Hollow said...

My heart just fell into my stomach with a thump when I read about your kitty and having to take and put him down today. I'm so thankful we don't have to allow our pets to suffer when we know the quality of life isn't good still yet it hurts like crazy because they are family! I've been in your shoes and thought the decision is difficult we do it out of love. Bless your heart today dear friend....better to have had kitty than not...even though so hard today.

Patchmaker said...

I'm so sorry . . .

Sharon said...

I am so sorry to hear about your day.
I feel sorry for your kitty.
Prayers that your day will turn around soon.
We have been having a lot of break ins and lots of stealing gas around these parts. I plain the economy for that all that.It does not make it right however.
Have a nice rest of the day.

Michelle said...

So sorry to hear about your kitty. Our furbabies are such an important part of our life, I know it's not an easy decision for you. Sending lots of hugs!

Kay Lynne said...

Sorry to hear about your kitty. Pets really enrich our lives and are part of the family. Hope the guilty parties get caught!

Gretchen said...

What a terrible day. Your poor little kitty. That is so sad.

Crime is increasing everywhere. I think the days of unlocked doors are over.

Big hugs

barcord said...

Sorry about your lovely cat Mary, and all the trouble with car burglers. Your cat is gorgeous, but you have done what is right for him sad tho it is to have to do it. Take care, B x.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm so sorry! We've had that same thing happen in our neighborhood. My car is usually locked, though my husband "forgets" when he drives it. His truck he rarely locks so they stole his gps. It seems they target neighborhoods and be aware that often after they've been there once they sometimes return in a couple of weeks. blessings, marlene

Susan said...

I sure wish I could give you a hug...words just won't do it for the day you have had today.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

{{hugs}} Mary! What a day! So sorry to read of the break in, but glad they didn't break a window to get in. And your dear kitty! {{hugs}} again! I hope this evening is better!

deb said...

so very sorry this happened to you and really sorry about your kitty! where in So Cal do you live??

Sandra said...

Bless your heart! Sounds like you have had a rough day. So glad that the burgler didn't take anything of real value and so sorry to hear about your kitty. Those decisions are never easy ones to make.

Joyful Quilter said...

Fred, Siddi, and Obba (and me) send kittie hugs. We hope tomorrow will be brighter.

Wendy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. It's not a easy decision to make but for the best. Time is what you need.

QuiltSue said...

I'm sorry you had such a horrid day. I hope it gets better and they catch the idiot(s) who broke into the cars.

Tudy said...

What a way to start a day that was going to be hard for you anyway. You have my thoughts and prayers. It is never easy to have to have an animal member of the family put to rest.

Barb said...

Oh.....that is terrible, both the car and the cat...I hope your day is better today.

Midlife Mom said...

So sorry to hear about your kitty. As a fellow animal lover I know how hard it is to make the decision that needs to be made. You did the right thing, when there is no quality of life it's not fair to keep them going. I have walked this road too many times but always in my heart know I made the right decision too.

So glad the break in wasn't any worse then it was. Like someone else wrote it's good they didn't break a window to get into the vehicle. We had that happen here in our little quiet neighborhood about 4 or 5 years ago but thankfully our cars were in the garage. Just didn't think we needed to lock anything here either.

I don't know how I missed two posts! I know I have been spending more time at the sewing machine but I didn't mean to get so behind with everything else!

Your roses and cacti are gorgeous and I love your pergola area for outside eating. So nice! Beautiful communion picture, you must have been so proud! Love the shot of the wee one in your sewing scraps!! We have some alpacas near here that I want to take T and D to see too.

My week has been sooooooooo busy with two and three kiddos. Poor R had to eat his beets out of a measuring cup last night at dinner as I didn't have any clean bowls! ha! He didn't say a thing, he knows how busy I have been! ha!

Well I'd better publish this before Blogger eats it. Love and big hugs from Maine! xoxoxxo

PS Did one of your grandsons have a red shirt on with MAINE on it????

Selvage Quilter said...

Sorry to hear about your break-in and about your kitty. Hugs to you.
Karen

corina said...

So sorry to hear about everything. Your kitty is very fortunate that you love him enough to let him go. It is such a very hard decision, but one made out of love. Hugs.

Maria said...

So sorry you had to this hard your decision. Lots of hugs.

It is a terrible feeling when someone has broken into your car or home.

Hope things got better for you.

Terry said...

I'm so sorry...about your car and your kitty. Sending hugs for you!

nancygrayce said...

Oh, gosh.....things are changing in our neighborhoods! I've always kept my garage door up and my kitchen door unlocked, but I'm beginning to rethink the wisdom of doing that.

So sorry about your cat.......we have one that is nearing that time too and his sister died a couple of years ago. So sad to have our little companions go. Thinking about you and hoping your whole week gets better!!!

Val said...

Oh I am so sorry for you and your kitty. That is so sad. Now as far as the car...that just makes me mad. Hard working people like all of us and then you have people like that with no respect. I am praying for you today.

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

Mary
Sorry to hear about your tough day. It's hard when you have to put a furry friend down. take care
Regena

Talin's Corner said...

I am sorry to hear about your cat and the burglary. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that friends (blog ones, too) are thinking of you.

Vicki said...

What a challenging day you had yesterday Mary. I'm sending you big hugs and to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Not nice to have your car broken in but glad to hear that not much was taken.

I completely understand your sadness and pain with regards to kitty but the time has come for kitty to cross over to rainbow bridge. With time you will remember all the good memories.

Take care.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Oh, you poor thing, these are equal first for terrible things to deal with! As usual the silver lining is...it's only a car...not your home or family, but still an invasion.
And would you like me to mail you a kitten LOL?? So sorry about your cat.
Love Tracey

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

Oh I'm so sorry about your cat and the burglary. Hope the days ahead are better and brighter!

Kathy said...

so very sorry to hear about your kitty. It is such a hard decision....your kitty I am sure had a wonderful life playing in your beautiful gardens....hugs

andsewon said...

Mary so very sorry about your sweet kitty. So hard to do the right thing at times. Happy the break in was not any worse! Hope they catch the culprits!
Hugs,
Lola

Dorine said...

Hi Mary
So sorry to read such a story
Terrible to read that some bad man e can do this.................
And your Kitty I hope she had found Her rest.
And for now Good Night and tomorrow a new day..............
Kisses Dorine

PEA said...

Dearest Mary,

My heart goes out to you, having to have your precious kitty put down:-( Pets are so much a part of the family and losing one is never easy. I know it's small comfort but you made the right decision. I've never believed in letting an animal suffer just because the owner can't bear to let it go. My heart and prayers are with you, dear friend.

Oh dear, you got your car broken into that same day?! That's horrible, you certainly didn't need that!! It's such a shame that we can no longer feel safe unless we lock everything up, I really don't know what has become of society. No one seems to have respect for anything anymore. I do hope they can catch whoever did it but even if they do, they usually get off with a slap on the wrist.

I do pray and hope that the next few days will be much better for you. Sending big hugs. xoxoxo

Michele said...

What a bad day! I hope things got better for you! So sorry about your cat :-( We had to do the same with our dog years ago. I know what a difficult decision it is. You are in my thoughts.

Dawn said...

Oh, my goodness! That really was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. The break-in of the car makes you feel violated, as I recall when it happened to me at the zoo.

I am so sorry about your cat. That has to be so hard. We had both cars put down within months because of kidney issues - they were both kids' cats which we had taken in. Dwight took it very hard, especially with Judas.

Thanks for your kind comments on today's post.

Joanne Lendaro said...

So sorry about your kitty...and isn't it just a littly unnerving to have your car gone through? Probably kids in the neighborhood? Hope your week got better!

Irina said...

oh.. I'm so sorry about your cat! It's such a difficult decision to take. You never know if it's the right time, always having in the back of your mind that thought of "maybe he'll get a bit better and we can wait...", so so sad. I love marmalade cats...
About your car being burglarized, it's so annoying, but it cold have been worse. At least you still have your car and there wasn't anything gone that could not be replaceable. We don't lock doors or cars here either, but we live on a tiny island, it's different...

Linds said...

I just read this post, M, and I am SO sorry your day was so awful. Then I read your next post and all about going into the desert to see the flowers, and I know how beautiful that can be.
Your quilts and blocks are as beautiful as ever - the road track one is gorgeous! I hope you are having a happy weekend too....

Stephanie said...

Sorry about your troubles. I know you'll miss your dear sweet kitty.

Kerri said...

Oh what an awful day! So sorry you had to go through that.
How sad about your kitty. That's always so hard.
Hugs and prayers for better days. Wish I'd visited sooner to send them...the hugs and prayers, that is.