Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hoodlums and a Birthday

First I will start with a good note. Today is my wonderful Dad’s Birthday!! He is honestly the best Dad i could have ever asked for and I thank God every day for him. He is a wonderful man of God and has been and continues to be a great example to me and the hubs and the rest of the family. Happy Birthday Daddy!!

So Last night I mapped out how my morning was suppose to go so that i would be able to run 7 miles, get my bagel and coffee, get my mom a bagel at Panera (yes I did go to 2 different bagel places) and then get my dad his favorite donut from his favorite donut shop and get back and get ready for church. Normally I only run 3 miles on sunday but I am now doing a full Marathon in May so I have to increase my training (hence the 7 miles). All was going well, I got up at 5:30 and got ready for my run. As I gathered all my crap stuff and headed out to my car I was stopped dead in my tracks! No way this can’t be happening??! Apparently my driveway is no longer a safe place for a car! That’s right folks, in pursuit of my IPod that i stupidly left in on the passenger seat, some eastside hoodlums smashed in my passenger window, glass everywhere, and now my IPod is gone forever!

car 006 after it happenedcar 007 glass on the ground

car 008 no more window

car 009 that’s gonna be fun to clean!

Honestly i don’t really care about the IPod, yes I am bummed but i had wanted a new smaller one anyways. I am just freaking furious about my window!! What the Heck! Luckily I had put up the GPS last night so they didn’t take that but just the fact that I have to replace my window and the time I am going to be without my car really got to me! I think i scared the lady that was walking by when i screamed in horror when I saw the disaster!

Oh and case-in-point of what a great dad I have…

It was 6:30 in the morning on his birthday when he gets a call from his frantic daughter telling him what happened in a very choppy voice due to tears and trying to breath! Oh and to clarify he lives at the same house (since i am staying with my folks right now) but he is a firefighter so he was at work this morning. As i called him he did is best to calm me down and then I realized I really didn’t need to call him but i just had to tell someone! He has also been on the phone/computer all day trying to find the best deals for the replacement (on his birthday)! Thanks dad..huge shout out!

I went ahead and left for my run (I took my sisters car and then realized that she had to be a church early today but luckily she wasn’t mad at me!). I still ran which helped to calm me down and clear my head some and then I got all the breakfast essentials, got home and tried to sort out the insurance stuff, got ready for church and then made it to church semi on time. The hubs has been great about it but as the saying goes…everything starts to go wrong once the hubs leaves for deployment! I know he’s working hard out there but seriously why does this always happen when he is gone?! I am so glad to have my dad here to help though,,if i was in NJ i would be really freaking out (i know considering something similar happened last time the hubs was deployed out there).

The thing that got me the most is that I felt violated. I just wanted to find who did it and punch them and ask them why? I also wanted to laugh b/c most of the music on my Ipod is praise music so maybe that will bring on a little guilt. The fact that it happened in the driveway and that this is MY CAR that someone intentionally damaged kind of rocked me for a bit. You think you are safe and when things like this happened you start to question (and the folks don’t even live in a bad neighborhood).
I was also a little mad at myself b/c normally i don’t keep my IPod visible or even in my car but yesterday I took a trip out of town with one of my best friends and grabbed it just in case and then we didn’t even use it! Oh well, i guess i learned my lesson!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Oh and you need to all give your dad’s a hug (it can be via phone) in honor of Dad bday’s!


  1. Oh, hun, I'm so sorry! I wish I could give them such a good talking-to!

  2. Hey Ashley! Our car window got smashed in a few months ago! I feel your pain:( If you have USAA insurance, they came out to where we work and replaced the window! No dropping it off at the shop- Hope you get a new IPod soon, I can't imagine running without your tunes:)

  3. Oh my goodness! Did you see where someone burglarized my car and got my purse? I'm so sorry you're going through that too. I hope all is going well with your new eating habits as well.

  4. So sad! Glad you're ok, but I'm sorry about your car!

    P.S. I'm going to begin training for a 1/2 - I don't have any race in mind, just want to train for it! I thought of you. :)

  5. That stinks! That happened to my car before in front of my parent's house and has happened on a few more occasions to their cars as well. And they live in a good area!! Ugh, I hate people!

  6. Oh no! I am so sorry about your car and your ipod. It is kinda funny though that the only music you had on it was praise music. :) And yay for good dads!!

  7. Ugh, I'm so sorry girl...I can;t believe how pathetic people are. They seriously can't afford a i-pod. stupid punks.

  8. So sorry! I've had my home, storage building, and car broken into and it's never fun! I hate theives!

  9. im furious for you! I cant believe that! wow!

  10. Happy birthday to your dad and so glad he was there for you to help! I love when dad's come to the rescue. Sorry this happened girl and yes I hope the praise music convicts this person a bit! Hugs for you!

  11. Oh my gosh, this is insane!!! I am so sorry. When I was in college, my college boyfriend left my apartment at around 10pm and discovered that someone had, for no apparent reason, thrown a brick through his windshield. Not fun!!!

  12. Hmm I just tried to leave a comment but my browser shut down ... not sure if you got it or not! Just wanted to say how awful all of this is. In college, my college boyfriend was leaving my apartment at around 10pm and discovered that someone had thrown a brick through his windshield! Sucky!!!