Just when you're looking forward to some sort of routine and a little bit of peace, something else comes along to shake it all up again.
With it being Diwali month, it was never going to be peaceful anyway but we managed to squeeze in a week's holiday during the girls half term holiday without missing anything much. Or, so we thought.
We came back from holiday to find that we had been burgled. The strangest thing was they had just come into our bedroom, ransacked the room, took some jewelry and money and left without setting off the alarm. I'm almost in awe. How skilled and lucky must they be? And how foolish were we about it all?
We've upped our security since then and put more alarm sensors around the house. Not sure how helpful that will be but it's definitely a peace of mind. Now we're just going through the long process of getting the insurance claim through for the damages and the loss. Ever since we've moved into our new house, it just seems to be one cost after another for this house.
I still feel nervous about any little sound I hear. especially at night. I wonder what would have happened if we had been in the house. Would they have still attempted to come in? I'm sure it's because we were not in but I can't help wonder and recreate nightmare scenarios if things were different. Compared to my overactive imagination, I think we got away quite lightly.
I also think I need to be more secure with work information and client files I keep at home. I do have a metal filing cabinet where I keep everything, but I've become a bit slack about locking it. I think I need to be more careful with things and maybe also keep my laptop secure when I'm not in the house too.
I'm sure it will be fine and the neighbours are really nice and friendly. They were shocked to hear about the burglary and had no idea anything had happened. One neighbour came over last night with a flower plant pot, to wish us a belated happy Diwali and also as something to cheer us up after the burglary. I was overwhelmed. It gives you faith in mankind, especially when the stories you read in the news are all of the bad things happening around the world.
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