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Fri Oct 22, 2021, 08:28 AM

Sorry...need to vent / howl at the moon (NOT about TFG either)

I was awoken this morning by my wife saying "I need you to come downstairs right now"...that in and of itself was ominous.
So, I am panicky...last night, my oldest daughter had an ER visit due to slicing her thumb open where it hits the palm and my wife was with her until almost midnight as a result. I immediately started thinking something was wrong with her and began to get light-headed and that sick hollow gut feeling too.

Then my wife tells me - "someone stole your car...".
Out of our driveway, between 12:30 AM and 6:00 AM.

Now, there is more to this...I got really distracted last night and as a result of that, my key fob for the car was left in the cup holder, underneath a rag that I had used to dust off the dash after spilling soda on it while driving. Between an impending overseas trip, my daughter's mishap with her thumb and getting the groceries out of the trunk, I simply forgot to grab the keys.

By the time I realized this after my wife told me about the theft, I just got sick to my stomach. This is such a violation of my sense of security and peace of mind...I mean for god's sake, one freaking bad night turned into an unbelievable nightmare and I just needed to let off steam because I was in a blind rage earlier and nothing good can come of that state of anger I was in.

OK...I need to go try and get calmed down before I give myself a heart attack here...what a crappy morning.

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Fri Oct 22, 2021, 08:38 AM

1. Glad your daughter is okay, but the car part really sucks.

Years ago I worked with a man who drove this stripped down, no-frills, crappy-looking Toyota truck & someone stole it out of the parking lot at work one day. Surrounded by lots of really nice cars, they took his truck.

Good luck! I hope the police find it & that it's not damaged.

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Fri Oct 22, 2021, 08:59 AM

3. Howl away appropriately...

...but the operative part should be waking up in the morning.

Every time I wake up in the morning I realize I'm still alive and have more time for the bad times to pass.

And this too will pass, your daughter will heal and you'll find another car.

In time you may shake your head and suppress a laugh at how you went about surviving it all.

This is a pleasure of growing old, realizing as much.

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Fri Oct 22, 2021, 09:05 AM

4. fwiw, where i live, stolen cars usually show up.

live in a city hood that is kinda gritty. had few bad things happen to me in my 35 years here, but i have had my car stolen 3 times.
they all turned up. usually w some damage to the column from hotwiring it, but...

one was only a block away, cuz it had almost no gas. lol.

assume you reported it stolen, but in my case one of them was found after it started collecting tickets. my alderman tracked it down for me.
make sure they are watching for that.

good luck. it sucks.

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