Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt! Ding-ding-ding!

Pity party is officially over. 24-hour time limit. No more of this for me:

I'll admit I did feel heavy of heart today, but nothing a nice long nap wouldn't have cured. That's big talk, for an insomniac.

We are otherwise not ones to sit on our laurels in a face of crisis. My sister and her husband have spent the day reinforcing and fixing broken locks and doors that we could only rig back together yesterday. They've done everything short of:

Yeah. We wish.

My father was a Harley Rider. Several have asked, so I will volunteer: No, thank God, it was not his bike that was lost. It is safely stored away.

But I have called on a loyal Biker Community. I sent notices to anyone I knew with a motorcycle, Harley or otherwise. I e-mailed businesses and all of the clubs my father belonged to.

In 24 hours time, around 200 have received the message. Some responded that they'd forwarded to 20 or more. Some sent suggestions for other avenues to pursue (thanks, Matt). A high school friend forwarded names of other bikers to contact.

Melissa even offered to sit take the midnight shift on mother's porch, aiming a shotgun at the genitalia of all trespassers. Friends like that don't come along every day. Sniff. Pass me a kleenex.

So many more of you have called, commented, and e-mailed to offer your support, and to say "that sucks."

Seriously. What would I do without you all?

I know not if any of this is networking will be worthwhile, in terms of recovering our stolen goods.

But it feels better to do *something,* and so many have responded to my shout out.

Thank you. I'll keep you posted.


  1. What a sickening situation -- I'm so sorry to hear that your holiday was soured by wretched thieves, and I'm glad to hear that no one was hurt, and that you have an army of friends to support you!

  2. We're so sorry to hear what happened, our thoughts are with you.

  3. Wow, so sorry that our Christmas was messed up. Just happy that your mom is fine.

    Good to know that you could put this aside for a bit and enjoy your son and family.

    Being proactive always feels better than to sitting around and say "why did it happen to us". I'm sure your efforts will turn up something.

    Otherwise, I hope that the new year brings only the best for you and your family.

  4. Hey L2,
    What a horrible experience. If there is anything I can do from 61873, let me know. Hope to see you soon

  5. Thanks everyone.

    Journal Jim: If you could just pull on your nylon ninja suit and cape, and scour 61873, that would be great.

  6. I'd offer to bring my German Shepherds out to the rescue but they are good for much more than moral support. The tracking and guarding? Yeah, not so much.
    Your bouncebackability always amazes me though. You are a trooper. Love love love ya!

  7. You are simply amazing in your ability to aim for the positive and get things accomplished. Here's hoping it all gets better soon!

  8. By the way, a friend who lives in Urbana had his apartment burglarized the other night when he was out of town.

    Looks like it's going around....

  9. I'm still pissed off about this. Harumph. I'm glad your friends have been supportive.

    Go Melissa! Great offer :)


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