Sunday, April 4, 2010

Oops, I forgot!

I promised someone that I would blog what happened to us. The week before we were headed to Disneyland we were out at Deseret Industries - actually we were meeting with a counselor at LDS Family Services, in the same parking lot, with whom we were discussing how to tell the children the severity of my cancer. After our session, at about 6:15pm we headed out to the car in the rain and found our front window broken. Some really lame people (or as Gloria and Nephi refer to them: the bad guys) broke into our car and stole our DVD player, radio faceplate, some CDs and the remotes to both the radio and DVD player. And it was RAINING!!!!! David and the LDS Family Services security went out in the rain and cleaned up the glass and taped up the window with packing tape until we could get it replaced the next morning.

Talk about lame timing!! The next morning David took the car and got the window repaired and then I started looking on Ebay to replace the faceplate - we were leaving for Disneyland in just over a week - can you imagine a ride in the car with 6 kids and no radio?!?!? I'm sure many people have done it - I know as a kid we did things like that - but it just sounded like a nightmare to me!! I also researched DVD players online and ended up at Best Buy and got a really nice new one.

So, what did we learn from this experience? Don't leave things out in plain sight, remove the faceplate EVERYTIME you exit the vehicle - besides isn't that why we bought that model?, and that what was taken are all just things that can be replaced. We were grateful that they didn't take the whole car - man that would've been a nightmare! I am grateful we were in a safe place and that the people there were so helpful.


Jennifer Brough said...


You think you'd be safe at a Church facility! As for your kids, I just want you to know that I have been putting them on the prayer roll at the temple every other week along with you and Dave. You are in my prayers. I so admire your strength as you have dealt with this terrible trial. I don't know that I could deal with it as well as you have. I just want you to know that I love you and will continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts, prayers and on the prayer roll. Please let me know if there is anything else you need or that I can do to help. My email is Cell 801-623-1673.

All my love,

Cousin Jennifer Brough

Sydney said...

Why do people have to be sooo rude these days?!? Sorry people have to be like that:( Your family still rocks with no radio:D