So this is what happened.
We went to church. Chas took his super nice, super awesome coat inside, hung it up in the Primary kid's coat room, and left our car keys and his iPhone in the pocket. I mean seriously, it's the Primary's coat room. What could happen?! Well, plenty, as we found out.
Someone shady came in, took Chas' coat, used the key fob to locate our car, and steal my purse from the front seat. These guys hit the jackpot because inside my cute, one-of-a-kind homemade purse was my wallet full of my credit/debit cards, social security card (yup, believe it), gift cards (leftovers from Christmas and wedding presents), cash, apartment keys, my flash drive, schedule book, etc. etc. etc.
Of all the things we lost, my identity included, I think we're both most sad about Chas' coat. And my bag (I made it!). And my Gap, Forever21, and Market Street gift cards. Ok, ok. So we're most sad about a lot of things.
Buuuuut there were a few little miracles that happened in the wake of so much loss. I'll tell you about those, too.
We had actually just gotten back from a little weekend trip to my family's cabin. We had brought up our Mac desktop computer so we could watch movies. This computer would have been in the back seat of our car but my parents needed us to bring my family's dog, Archie, back home with us. So while a big, fluffy labradoodle filled our backseat, everything else we brought on our mini cabin-vaca, including a very nice, very expensive computer, was stuffed in the trunk and out of plain sight. Amazingly, the dorks never opened the trunk. Fewf.
It gets better. If the trunk had been opened and if our computer had been taken, along with the flash drive in my purse (which was taken), my whole book would have been gone. (Some of you may not know this but I'm in the process of writing a book.) Credit cards, cash, and lipstick can all be replaced. Months of writing cannot. And actually, just three days earlier, I had randomly decided to start working on the book again (after a three-month hiatus) and transfer the newest draft from my flash drive onto the computer. Once again, fewf.
Also, our car wasn't taken. Another miracle. Seriously, what's their problem?
So I guess you could say that Archie saved our computer and my book. We love that pup.
Basically all of today was spent getting new car and apartment keys. Can you believe that a new car key remote clicker costs $150 to replace?! Also, once you've had an iPhone, you'll be basically paralyzed and crippled without one. Just so you know.
Next up for me tomorrow? Getting a new social security card, driver's license, purse, schedule book, work ID badge, and flash drive.
We still love each other.
We still love each other.