Saturday, August 13, 2011


Friday started off in such a good positive way, but then my kid's house was burgled & I felt all kinds of emotions, but being a Mom you suck it up as you need to give support to your kids.

The two teenagers who broke in through a trellidoor burglar guard in the bathroom, vandalised the entire house, nothing remains in a cupboard, drawer, table except the kitchen - didn't even bother to go in there.

DD had all her jewellery stolen but the did drop some of it as they ransacked the place, and the only piece that was so precious to her they left behind. It was my Mums rings made into a ring of her choice for her 21st birthday. Needless to say we are all grateful. She was devastated & its awful as a mom when you can't fix things, its frustrating & heart breaking.
DS is away only gets back today but his computer is fine thats all he was worried about.

The positive thing was the police were there very quickly, were very nice & sympathetic. They said its typical of a drug related robbery where they just need a quick fix, so stuff their pockets & my kids back packs with as much as thy can.
We are still waiting for the fingerprint guys though.
The trellidoor people were very helpful & secured the window guard again, a new one arrives on Monday,
We were given permission to pick up the clothes only, and 8 bags later these were dropped off at our laundries to be washed & ironed again.

So as we were on our own last night DD & I sat up watching tv & eating comfort food.
Both of us didn't sleep well & this morning we decided to get as much done as possible & relax.
DH & DS will be home about 5pm today & I will be very happy to have them home.

We don't have alarms in our both of our houses & I think its time we got one but I hate the thought of having one & de activating & re acivating an alarm yuk, we also don't have electric fencing etc & I suppose thats an option too. Both DD & I think we just need to get 2 puppies each - we are trying to put that one forward first.

I love Africa & its freedom but theres always a price to pay for freedom.


Jenny said...

So sorry about that Jen but at least KJ got her ring back. Hope to "talk" to you later.

Gill said...

Oh Jenny, what a dreadful thing to happen! We were burgled in a similar way once, many years ago, so I can sympathise with what you are all going through.... horrible!

Lynette said...

There is always a feeling of being violated when this happens to you. We have an alarm but I only set it when DH is away and I am on my own. In PE we are not yet very security savvy.