Thursday, April 12, 2007


So today included yet another "bump" on our rollercoaster called life. And what a bump it is...

During the night, someone broke in our house and stole my purse. And in that purse was my wallet (with cash, debit card, license, gift cards and fundraiser donations) as well as the keys to my house and car.

This financial loss is definitely not what we needed on top of everything else.

I have no idea how they managed to get in the window without the nurse or dogs hearing them, but they did. The police came over this morning and said this is common theft in other areas of Bellingham, but this is one of the first they heard this year in our neighborhood. Pretty amazing (and disgusting) to think someone was in our house while we were sleeping. Yuck.

My car had to be towed to the dealership to get new keys made, and my neighbor quickly got my locks changed. (thanks Alan)

Crazy, just crazy. Bank accounts had to be cancelled, since my wallet had deposit slips. And I had to file a lot of paperwork because the debit card was already in full use by the "robber/s."

Tomorrow we have a busy day at Children's (six clinics) so I am just hoping that goes smoothly and the doctors don't discover any new issues. I think I am about at the end of my rope...some good news would be VERY welcome right about now.


Drew said...

Rrrrrrrr! Amy, that is sooo maddening! That really, really stinks. That's such a violating feeling. I'm really sorry.

Crystal and Eva said...

OH MY GOD!!! When it rains it pours. I am so sorry I wish there was something I could do, there are just so many horrible people in the world.
Crystal and Eva

Mark and Jaye said...

I wish there were more we could do than to say how sorry we are!
Hugs to you

Dylan (and Kristy) said...

Oh No! I think Crystal and Eva said it best when she stated, "when it rains, it pours!".


Ang said...

oh sweety...This is so not fair. I'm sending up prayers. If there is anything I can do let me know.


Carolyn said...

OMG, what a sickening feeling! I hope they find this ugly person that did this!

I'm praying that Max and you get good news at Children's.

Love & Prayers,

Lisa said...

Amy how horrifying! and maddening. I wonder how they were able to use your debit without your PIN number? We had a break-in at our old home but it was after we'd moved out (but our stuff was still there). I remember feeling SOOO violated, I'd be sick thinking about someone there while we were there. Sending love...

Neurotic Att'y said...

I just can't believe that!!! Maybe this is completely naive, but why don't you run the story in the local paper? Maybe when you mention the fundraiser donations, the robber(s) will feel so guilty that the purse will magically reappear. Something similar to that happened here recently after a church robbery. In the meantime, I'm so sorry! Hang in there!

Lara in WV

CorrieYoung said...

Oh Amy,

That is so scary.It could of been way worse! I know it seems like it's Murphy's Law. Happens to us all the time. But that which does not kill you makes you stronger. I know you know that. We'll just pray you feel the "strength" sooner than later. Know that we pray for you and Max everynite. We love you.

Love from MO,

Miss N Cedie said...

I am so sorry Amy. Remember, that happened to me last Sept. Cedie was in the living room and had she been awake she would have seen them! I was just so grateful that they left her (& me) alone, just as I am sure you are grateful that Max, the nurse, and you were unharmed.
I know it is such a scary thing. And it is such a pain to have to deal with all the banks, cards, etc. Let me know if I can do anything!

Love Jennifer

Diane and Alex said...

UHHHHHH, I am so upset that I can't see straight. This makes me so mad. I have ADT, maybe you should check on that. Or, just put an ADT sign in your yard, that will scare the thieves off. I am so sorry. I am just sick over this. Just thankful you all are okay.

Diane and Alex

bjglenn43 said...

I am just shocked by this!! I cannot believe someone would do this. I hope they realize just who they did this too and they feel horrible and hopefully give you back your items. I am so sorry you are having to go through something like this.

Sarah said...

WOW guys! I am glad you both are okay! That is so scary. I hope they can find out who did this!

DonnaTownsend16 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the robbery! I'm just glad they didn't hurt you, max or the nurse! I'd love to get my hands on them!!! You guys hang in there!!!

Renee said...


I am so sorry to hear of your horrible night...absolutely disgusting how some people live their lives. Thank God you guys were not harmed and I pray the police find them ASAP!


Farm Fairy & Daisy Mae & Bruno said...

oh sweetie I am so sorry..Glad to know that no one was hurt. Pure evil lurks in some souls. Anything I can do? Please let me know...hugs to you all.

skeybunny said...


That is awful. I can only hope that some business the theif used your debit card at got some good surveylance footage and will catch him (or her).

Sarah, Jeremy, and Evan

Shannon and Carey said...

Dear Amy and Max. I am so thankful you didnt get up in the night. You may have been hurt. I am so glad that your friend gave you some new items. I am so sorry this happened to you. It may be pouring, but we're all still here backing you and Maxwell and loving you both all the time. Even though some of us are miles away!

Rebecca said...

Amy, I had this happen to me in 99', while I was sleeping. It took a long time for me to feel safe again. If they happened to get any personal information, particularly, your SS should contact all three major credit agencies to add a fraud alert.

I am sooooo sorry this happened to you. How awful.

I'm glad your friend sent you some wonderful replacement items.