As you read in my last post, I was considering going private. There is one reason in particular as to why I was thinking about it...
This past weekend we went away to Tahoe. It was BEAUTIFUL! I had SO MUCH fun and couldn't have asked for a better weekend! I will be posting pictures and talking about all that soon enough!
On the way home it took us SEVEN HOURS to reach our house. It is normally a three hour trip. There was a ton of snow and a ton of people which caused it to be a longggg trip. For those of you who don't live in California and are blessed to live where there is actual snow, you probably never experience the madness known as chain control. Since us Californians don't really drive in snow that much, they have check points to make sure you are either in 4wd or have your chains on. These chain controls cause A LOT of congestion and with in-experienced drivers, you also get a lot of accidents.
Here is what it looked like on the way up (which this section was probably only 15 minutes of congestion)
And the way back...(this was MANY MANY hours of congestion)
So on our final stretch of freeway home, both Erik and I agreed we were completely exhausted and would unpack everything the following day. We normally unpack everything right when we get home, but we were just too tired.
We arrived home and hubby said he'd go in the house and turn on the heater so it could warm up for the munchkin. As he enters the garage all I hear is him yell the 'f' word. I knew immediately something wasn't right and I hopped out of the car and my neighbors ran over. We had been broken into.
Granted, they only broke into our garage and could have VERY EASILY gotten into our home, but it still felt like a total violation. They stole hubby's $6,000 dirtbike and broke down the side door to get to it.
It felt like a TOTAL violation and felt pretty creepy because I am sure the guy that did it had been watching us and knew we had left out of town on vacation. They had arrested the guy the very next day (while we were in Tahoe) and had the dirtbike in the impound yard. $350 later...we have it back home - and in good condition (which is another blessing!).
I started thinking of all the different possibilities of how this could have happened. I figured maybe I blogged about it and people knew. I figured perhaps my facebook gave it away we were gone, and thus an open target for the holiday weekend. Come to find out, the guy that was arrested doesn't know us nor do we know him.
So I have decided NOT to go private right now. I will make sure to not announce when I am on vacation until AFTER the fact now and I will probably be more careful on what I put out there for the entire world to read!
So that is why I was thinking of doing that. I am still shocked we were violated like that. I think about what would have happened if hubby was on shift and I was home alone with the munchkin. It scares me. We live in a REALLY good neighborhood and most of our neighbors were shocked it happened too. Guess it only takes one person to make a "totally safe neighborhood" not as safe anymore.
So that's why. I will keep it open for the world to see now...just will be a lot more careful on what I share! :)