This happened in 2003
I'm sitting at my desk, at work, this morning around 10:30 am when I heard my cell phone go off in my purse. I almost didn't answer it, as it was a 1-800 number.
"Is this Mrs. Harper?"
"Mrs. Harper, everything okay?"
Getting more confused by the minute, "Yes."
"This is Monotronic's alarm system, the deck door is showing being disconnected, do we need to call the police?"
"Yes, I'm not at home"!
I grab my purse and head to my house.
When I arrive, there are no police waiting, so I pull into my driveway trying to think what to do. I called Monotronic's to get an update, while I was doing this a police car pulled up. He was a city policeman, when the county Sheriff's department should have been called. He was gracious enough to go into my house and check it out.
They had kicked in my bedroom door off the deck, while the picture of the door above is from my carport door damage from 2003, the same damage happened to my bedroom door. Fortunately, they didn't take anything.
I have lived all over the state, in all kinds of houses, deep in woods, and some with such poor security it was amazing that we weren't robbed. Yet it takes me moving into my current house to have negative events to happen in my life. I'm beginning to think I live in the house from hell.
In July 2003, less than a year after I moved in, my heating and air unit went out and you know that warranty package they convince you to buy when you purchase a new home for $600, assuring you it would cover anything! Well is doesn't, "your unit is an older unit and didn't receive regular cleaning and repair, so it's not covered, $4000.00. Then in November 2003, a disgruntled employee kicked my door in (see picture above), stealing my televisions, Playstation and games. Let's move forward to 2005 when Katrina came through and managed to have strong enough winds to break off a tree limb the size of a small tree, causing enough damage the front part of my house had to have the roof replaced. This is the first time ever of having a tree fall on my house, even though I lived in many wooded areas before. Next comes 2008, when the bad economy hits, now I'm making $800.00 a month less, I turned sixty and up until the day after my birthday, my health was fine. The very day after, I'm faced with being sixty, my left knee starts really giving me a lot of pain. So in December 2008 I have to have a total knee replacement, my finances are a mess and I'm sixty, what a way to end the year.
It's Easter 2009, thunderstorms have been popping up all over, when suddenly a wind gusting up to 70 mph comes across the back of my house, east to west, when they normally follow the path of west to east, which causes a tree to fall across the house.
You might think, a tree on the house is bad! But not nearly as bad as what happened to me on December 1, 2009. It was dark and I had come home later than I usually do. There were no lights on outside in the carport or on my deck, well actually there was a security light but it was only triggered if you walked across the deck past my deck doors. I had my arms loaded with groceries and had turned to turn to lock my car doors. A shadow moved away from the deck wall and I saw this black arm headed toward me, when the arm connected with my face, stunning me, twisting me around. He grabbed my car keys and car stole my car.
And now today, almost a year later, another breakin. I'm angry and going through the emotion of "why me"? Why now at this stage of my life? I know I should be grateful for having insurance, for not being hurt more than I was, the carjacker could have killed me or the trees falling on my house could have as well. Maybe tomorrow I will be able to think that way. But today, I'm tired and overwhelmed.